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Questions tagged [protein]

One of the 3 main macronutrients, proteins are essential nutrients for the human body. Protein consumption has a strong correlation to muscle growth.

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Is protein the only intake needed for muscle gain?

There are three types of muscles in the human body: Skeletal Muscle, Smooth Muscle and Cardiac Muscle (heart muscle). Among them, we focus on the weight gain of skeletal muscles only. Skeletal ...
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When should I take my protein shakes?

When should I take my protein shakes bearing in mind I only do crossfit twice a week? Should I also take it on rest days?
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Natural, cheap protein food [closed]

Does anybody know some natural, healthy and cheap protein food for workout? Thanks in advance!
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Ectomorph Doubt

I am an ectomorph of 23 years age. My weight is 55 kg and height is 5'7. I have been told to take mass gainer (Contains mostly fats) by my gym instructor. But I have to build muscles which requires ...
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Effective ways to lose weight and gain muscle

I am a 21 year old male, overweight with BMI 27.6, body fat 21.5%. My goal is to lose weight and gain muscle. I am no expert in fitness so I'm here hoping to gain professional insight. My plan: I ...
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Should I skip the gym in middle when I can't take enough protein

I have been working out in gym for the last 3 months.... [ 4 days week , 30 minutes per day ] I want muscle , shape & want to be fit.... I did't see any major improvements as I did't workout out ...
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Assuming a three day fast, what is the percentage of protein burned in the fourth day? [closed]

To give more detail: 100kg male fast with only water (and salts) and/or coffee allowed low activity (computer desk job) I'd like to keep the muscle loss to a minimum by adding only protein to the 7 ...
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BCAA use in Fasting [closed]

I see mixed opinions about BCAA drinks while fasting such as the following variety: BCAA drinks in low amounts do not affect a fast. Don't use BCAA during fasting Only use BCAA's around a workout ...
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workout in weekdays & eating protein in weekend?

I workout on Monday - thursday & dont take required amount of protein to build muscles due to some reasons.... i can able to take enough protein from friday to sunday.... so if i need 150g ...
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workout with minimum protein

What will happen if peoples workout and don't take enough protein or take less protein than the required amount and consume enough carbohydrates & fats? Example : if person need 150g per day as ...
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How much protein i really need per day for muscle gain with moderate workout [duplicate]

I started to workout in gym Age : 27, Male Height : 6.1 [184 ] Weight : 68 kgs [ 150 pound] [ Lightly active (moderate exercise but sedentary job)] usually i eat 50gms/110 pounds of protein per ...
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What Type Of Protein Is Best For You? [closed]

how is whey made, the different types of whey protein and how much whey protein should we supplement with.
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Easy alternative to chicken breast? (or extremely practical way to prepare and eat it?) [closed]

I'm struggling with my diet because preparing chicken breast is a total hassle for me, so I've been trying to find a good alternative to it, something that would be as easy and quick as possible to ...
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Trying different protein powders for taste [closed]

I'd like to try different flavours of protein powders to see which one better suits my taste. However, almost all those sold in shops/online weigh at least 500g, often 1kg or more. Which makes it ...
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Can I take protein shake instead of lunch? [closed]

I workout at the office from 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM. This helps me avoid disrupting official work hours. Now 12:30 PM is time for lunch. But what if I take my protein shake at 12:30 PM instead of lunch? ...
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What time shall I eat Protein? (a regular cyclist who wanna gain shoulders)

I'm a little confused due to my situation. I bicycle a lot everyday as a mode of transport, however I do weight training 3 times a week specifically focusing on arms and shoulders. Overall, I'm new ...
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Protein intake during workout break

How does protein consumption affect muscle maintenance when not working out? The DRI (Dietary Reference Intake) is 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram for the average sedentary men, and bodybuilders ...
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What should one do in case of whey protein allergy?

I've been using a whey protein concentrate by an Indian brand named Muscleblaze. I had been reading reviews from the internet that one should shift to American protein brands as they have a better ...
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Best whey protein with no GMO [closed]

I'm interested in buying a protein powder for first time in my life. I've been reading a lot, learning about what differences between protein powders are, and 2 hours ago I made up my mind and chose "...
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Can I take a protein shake twice a day?

I am currently on a plan to build some muscle mass. I am 172 cm tall male and I weigh 140 pounds. I can't afford to go to the gym so I bought a pair of dumbbells and I mostly do the following ...
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Can protein obtained from eating insect totally replace red meat, fish and egg white? [closed]

I am training hard and my goal is to build myself into a guy with big muscle. I know eating properly is something that can't be ignored on my road to success. I have heard that insects can offer ...
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Consuming proteins only after training?

I have been doing calisthenics for more than one year, with strength and body shape results much appreciated by myself. However, in the last few months, my body hasn't changed much, which I can ...
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Whey Protein before or after workout? type 1 diabetic.

as it says in the post I am type 1 diabetic, I got it randomly when I turned 23, I am in pretty good shape, work construction everyday, I'm 6ft 165. I am trying to put on some weight and whey protein ...
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Alternate for Whey!

I'm tring to get all the nutritions from natural food. But I cannot find a alternate for Whey. I'm using cottage cheese instead of Cesain supplements, which is a low digesting protein. Eggs as medium ...
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Is it possible to gain 1.5-2 inches on arms and 2 inches on chest without protein supplement

I started working out quite recently and my trainer at the gym gave me the following diet plan as soon as I joined: As you can see, most of the items are regular day to day meals (I'm an Indian and ...
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How to properly use Protein Shakes

I have decided to give protein shakes a try (with no specific goal for now, I'm just interested in the effect) and since everyone seems to have a different opinion about them and several guides are ...
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Why do bodybuilders need so much protein when 70 % of muscle is water?

70 % of muscle is water. Less than 30 % is protein. 10 kg (22 pounds) of muscle contain less than 3000 g protein. It takes several months to build that much muscle. That is bodybuilders need 3000g ...
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Coingestion of carbohydrate and protein before/during/after a weightlifting session: what type of carbohydrate?

I read on {1}: It has been established that the ingestion of carbohydrate and protein before (13,14) and/or after exercise (5,10,11,13–15) inhibits protein breakdown and stimulates muscle protein ...
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Coingestion of carbohydrate and protein before/during/after a weightlifting session: how much carbohydrate?

I read on {1}: It has been established that the ingestion of carbohydrate and protein before (13,14) and/or after exercise (5,10,11,13–15) inhibits protein breakdown and stimulates muscle protein ...
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How long before a weightlifting session should I ingest proteins?

How long before a weightlifting session should I ingest proteins? I have read different durations as shown below, and I wonder whether the scientific literature has reached any consensus on it. http:...
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Why does sugar get such a bad rap for being empty calories while other carbs don't? [closed]

What does sugar and alcohol have in common? They are empty calories; offer no nutritional value, so avoid them whenever you can. Why haven't I heard anyone ever make the same argument about other ...
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protein in the rest days [closed]

I don't take protein - not even 1g on my rest days. On workout days I eat protein, more calories, etc. Should I also eat protein on my rest days?
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Window to utilize protein after weightlifting?

Suppose I did a weightlifting session at an intensity that stimulates muscle growth. At what period of time after the session does my consumption of protein stop contributing to the growth of the ...
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Creatine at its Finest

Hello Im new to this website and Im sure that everyone here frequently gets asked about Creatine. Currently I have been taking C4 Cellucor along with Creacore Creatine by MuscleTech. I weigh 171 and I ...
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Timing for slow-absorbtion protein ingestion

It is known that you need to have good timing when eating protein, because this way you'll maximize muscle gain. But the problem is that I can only take albumin (no whey protein), and it is a slow ...
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How to gain weight with a fast metabolism and constraints on nutrition? [closed]

I have been trying to get big. I can't eat too much because Im not allowed to (family problems). I'm trying to find a way to gain weight with even thhough I work out. Ive heard of intermittent fasting ...
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Is it good to take protein supplements?

I have just joined the gym and it has been a month since I have started the gym. I have done cardio for 3 weeks and 1 week body building but the problem is that while doing cardio I used to get tired ...
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How useful are protein fasts when intermittent fasting?

The view that more protein is better generally prevails, though some people advocate occasional protein fasts (for example, and recently, Mark Sisson, a former advocate of high-protein pretty much all ...
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Does muscles burn fats

I am new to this site, and I am not a body builder, I am just curious about some information about fitness and muscle building. It is well known for females to have a round big butt, they should do ...
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Which brands of creatine are good? [closed]

I'm skinny and want to gain some weight. I joined a gym 3 months ago but still there is no gain. Now I want to try creatine supplements. I chose two products Myprotein Creatine Monohydrate BULK ...
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Ammonia in sweat from workout - Protein (Muscle) Loss? [closed]

I workout early in the morning for about 1 hour. Recently, I've begun noticing ammonia like smell on my towel. I researched and found out that my body is burning amino acids to provide energy during ...
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Do you burn fat directly if you only eat protein? [closed]

If you only eat protein and workout with weightlifting, does your body burn fat for energy or digest your muscles or use the protein you’ve eaten?
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6 Grams of Essential Amino Acids Post Workout on Keto Diet

I need this community's help to solve a problem that doesn't seem to have an answer that I can find online anywhere. First, let it be known that I am following a ketogenic diet plan which disallows ...
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Does protein benefit women the same way as men? [closed]

How does protein help girls that work out at the gym? When I say workout I mean weightlifting not aerobic.
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Can i use a Pre workout and after my routine is done drink my mass gainer

I'm 17 and have been working out for about a year but in the recent months i started seeing the progress. I'm a skinny guy and i began to take a mass gainer and a few days ago after my instructor ...
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Which is the best supplement for lean person with workout? [closed]

Which is the best supplement for lean person with workout when he want gain healthy muscle quickly.And I also like to know what will be the supplement intake routine. Height 5Ft 6Inch and Weight 50....
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How to choose the best type of vegan protein to take? [closed]

I am man! I have been running and I would like to add to my diet some protein bars or powder [vegetable] protein. Since I am intolerant to milk and I can only consider the vegan ones. However, I ...
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How Much Protein Do I Need To Build Mass?

I am a female. 113 pounds. I am going to start working out because I want my butt to get bigger. I have whey protein. These are the questions I have: How much protein do I need overall in order to ...
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how to distribute protein intake throughout the day

If I do my workout in the morning right after breakfast. How do I distribute my protein intake through out the day. I am going to be basing my diet on Beef Baked Beans Eggs Milk Also for workout ...
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What is the right protein for me? I'm struggling to find one [closed]

I am a 14 year old athlete who plays football at academy and also internationally with a few caps. My pre-season has started and I need some protein to assist with my training and training goals. I ...