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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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Do protein shakes directly after a workout have a discernable benefit? ie Is the "Anabolic Window" real? [duplicate]

I've heard a lot of rumors about needing to consume protein shakes within 30 minutes of ending a strength training session. For example, this article says the "anabolic window" is a myth: ...
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Is it true that you do not lose ANY muscle mass if you're in a conservative deficit, eat high protein and do resistance training?

We are talking about people who are novices or early intermediates. There's no question that if you are advanced (i.e you are close to your genetic potential), you will lose muscle unless you take ...
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Protein is 4 kilocalories per gram. Does this value account for the thermic effect of food? [closed]

I have read that protein is actually 5 kcal/gram, and with the thermic effect of food, it becomes 4 kcal/gram. But I have also read that protein is 4 kcal/gram, and with the thermic effect of food, it ...
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Which layer of a Clif Builder Bar is the protein vs sugar layer? [closed]

Which layer of a Clif Builder Bar is the protein vs sugar layer? You can cleanly cut these bars in half horizontally and get two different bars. One is crunchy, and the other is chewy. Which of these ...
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What's a protein intake formula that accounts for duration/intensity of bodybuilding routine?

I see these everywhere, formulas for determining how much protein to intake for bodybuilding that are pretty static, based only on gender and the target/goal body mass... The academy of Nutrition and ...
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Is the protein in gluten usable to the body [closed]

On average, most brands of protein powder contain around 70 to 80 grams of protein per 100g. Vital wheat gluten flour (which is 100% gluten) contains around 75g protein per 100g. On the surface, this ...
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What percent of whey protein powder is converted to tissues?

Based on my naive knowledge (my background is not in health science, actually engineering), not all intake protein can be converted to tissues like muscle mass and the utilization of each food is ...
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Can I freeze a pre-mixxed protein-powder solution as ice-cubes? [closed]

Preamble: My situation I do bodyweight exercise once a day and take lots of Protein in order to optimize MPS, mostly following the recommendations from jorn trommelen. I prepare my shakes in a Vitamix,...
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Low protein level read from smart scale

I am using a Yunmai smart scale and an Apple watch 6 for about half a year now. I managed to reduce my weight a little and looks like my sleep improved. I definitely paying more attention to the ...
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Does a protein intake-induced Glucagon rise keep regulating lipolysis? [closed]

“Also, glucagon (0.01 and 1 nM) dose-dependently increased basal and isoproterenol-stimulated lipolysis up to 3.7- and 1.7-fold, respectively, compared to control. In addition, glucagon did not change ...
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Is the protein deprivation method backed by research? [closed]

It seems that nowdays anyone who has worked out even for a little bit, suddenly he becomes an expert and writes a book about diet and fitness. One such case is the protein deprivation method. I have ...
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What are some studies about the optimal diet plan for muscle building? [duplicate]

Most fitness magazines and sites advise to eat 6 times per day and consume huge amounts of protein, usually 1 gram per pound, but I have seen suggestions like 2-3 grams per pound which is way too much....
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Vegan protein digestion/absorption speed? (Soy, pea, wheat, rice) [closed]

Whey causes fast release of protein in blood. Casein causes slow release of protein in blood. This can be used e.g. to use use whey after sport and casein before going to bed. But what about vegan ...
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Why does the FDA recommend only 50g of protein for an adult male?

I have seen in a number of places that in order to maintain muscle mass you should eat something like 0.8-1g of protein per pound per day. Like the person in this question, I'm finding that I really ...
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How much keto (low carb) diet when combined with protein intake is likely to hamper muscle growth?

I am 37 years old male, recently went on the keto diet for 3 months and lost ~13 kg (but still have a way to go), to sustain the gains I started working out to gain more muscles and increase my ...
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Losing fat while gaining muscle

I would appreciate someone to help me out here. I'm looking for a way, if any, to lose fat and put on some muscle. I am actually below the estimated ideal body weight (67 Kgs for a 179 cms 20 year old ...
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How can I check if my protein powder has been 'amino spiked'?

Apparently, there exists a process called Amino Spiking in which cheaper, non-muscle-building, amino acids are added into protein powder to artificially inflate the protein percentage on the nutrition ...
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Do I really need to track my carbs and fat if I'm hitting my daily calorie and protein numbers?

I have about a month of training experience and I'm currently on a cut (I consume 500 calories less than my TDEE). Since I'm aiming for body recomposition while maximizing my newbie gains. My daily ...
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Does protein intake make you fat, especially after stop hitting a gym?

These are just anecdotes: My friend's brother stopped going to the gym, and his body went fatter than before. He claimed that it's because the protein shakes. Another friend of mine has a housemate ...
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Is protein intake before workout useful?

So to give a little concept: My schedule: 8:30 AM I start working 9:00 AM I eat breakfast like a salad with chicken (approx 15-20g protein). 13:00 PM Rice with chicken and veggies (30-45g) 15:00 PM ...
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What was the macronutrient ratio of early humans and primitive tribes? [closed]

I have lately been trying to get into a diet and there are so many confusing and contradicting information everywhere. From Keto (90% fat) to Mediterranean (25% fat) to Low fat (< 10%) diet, all ...
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What will happen if I receive major part of my protein needs from powders rather than foods?

I am a 31-year-old man, am 180 centimetres tall, and weigh 75 kilograms. I am on a Bulking diet. According to this TDEE calculator, I need 219 grams of protein, which is too much for me. In my daily ...
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How does absorption differ between vegan and animal protein powder?

Post workout, will an animal based protein powder (such as casein, whey) be better absorbed or utilized by the body than a vegan one (pea, soy, rice, blend), even if they contain the same exact amino-...
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How do you meet your daily protein goals?

I'm pretty new to lifting and I've learnt that you need ATLEAST 1gm/lb of bodyweight protein each day. When you are cutting, your protein requirements should be ~ 1.5-1.8gm/lb of your body weight (...
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More protein = more potential for muscle growth?

I remember reading some researches some months ago which suggested that after a certain treshold increasing protein intake does not increase muscle growth and a small amount was more than enough for ...
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Will taking casein protein before bed negatively or positively affect you during a cutting phase

A lot of fat loss or cutting routines may mention no bedtime snacking.. but there is a lot of positive research regarding casein at night, helping blood sugar and preserving muscle mass. Most articles ...
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Will my body eat up muscle mass if don’t eat anything for 30-40min after workout?

What will happen if I don’t eat anything after finishing my workout and eat after around 1hr. Will my body use muscle mass to compensate for the protein it need?
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How much protein should I be consuming in a day

I am an 18-year-old girl who is around 5'4" and trains four to five times a week for an hour-and-a-half to two hours. I train a mixture of cardio and weight training but I feel like in order to see ...
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Bottle necks to body building?

I often hear youtubers talking about pushing the nutrients and drugs into the muscle via the increased bloodflow during exercise. It makes me wonder, let's say if someone hypothetically took weight ...
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How does being in a calorie surplus prevent muscle breakdown?

From my knowledge, being in a calorie deficit causes more muscle breakdown because your body requires protein which it gets from the muscle. However, being in a calorie surplus regardless of how much ...
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Are more expensive Protein powders worth it? [closed]

Protein powder in general is very helpful in supplementing extra protein intake, especially during a caloric deficit. I typically buy the cheaper stuff since I'm a student, and I never really thought ...
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Protein diet meal help

I'm trying to add muscle (from weightlifting) whilst getting rid of fat (from long walks cardio). I've been advised to consume 300g of protein a day. I usually have 3 meals (breakfast , lunch, dinner)...
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Doing Pushups without taking enough protein

I will join a gym for strength training after 30 days, so until that time, if i do pushups daily , will it help me in gym ? because currently i am taking only 25-30gms of protein/day, once i start ...
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Is it better to eat protein-rich food the day you work out or the day you rest?

I know it is best to eat something after workout. But lets assume I can't do that for argument sake. So, my question is, if I work out say on Monday evening and rest on Tuesday. Is it better to ...
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Drinking whey protein twice a day [duplicate]

I am 29 years old and started working out 2-3 months ago, hitting the gym 4-5 days a week in the morning. I take half scoop whey 30-45 mins before a workout and 1 scoop after a 1 1/2 hr intense ...
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Should I have protein shakes the next day after workout, or only right after workout?

I worked out today and I had a whey protein shake after this workout. I don't plan to work out tomorrow, but I was wondering, should I still have another protein shake to help with the muscle soreness?...
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Non-Dairy Protein Powder (And Some Concerns)

Not sure where to post this (here or the Vegan page, but since it's about weight lifting, I'll start here:) So I know it's been asked a lot, but I have some slightly different information that I ...
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Minimum time between two servings of whey protein isolate?

The study at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3197704/ concludes (emphasize mine): We suggest that instead of a single, large protein-rich meal, ingestion of multiple moderate-sized ...
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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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