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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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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Should i be supplementing my protein intake as a runner?

I have been running for 3 months now and am not sure if i am eating enough protein. I am practically a vegetarian purely because i find meat makes me feel heavy and it is pretty calorie dense. I ...
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Eating before sleeping vs not eating after exercising

I'm currently only able to exercise right before heading to sleep. I'm a bit short on my protein intake, and I've been thinking about mixing in some protein supplements in the smoothies I'm making ...
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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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building muscle on a calorie defecit?

Currently: 145 pounds, 170cm tall, female. Been working out for 3 months doing cardio & intense weight lifting 5 times week with a good diet. My question: it is believed that you cannot lose ...
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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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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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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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What is the difference between protein supplements and branch chain amino acid supplements?

What is the difference between protein supplements and branch chain amino acid supplements? Isn't protein composed of amino acids? Are there scientific studies showing the benefits of BCAA ...
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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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Protein: Mixing with hot liquids

Is it safe to mix protein powders with hot liquids like coffee? I did this once a while back and it turned into a rubbery blob that sat on top of the coffee. I tried to look it up but there wasn't ...
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If you consume a lot of protein but don't exercise does it go to waste?

I recently had surgery and have been asked to avoid exercise for atleast 4 weeks. Before surgery I was doing moderate weight lifting and cardio several times a week and consuming 200 grams of 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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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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What is the right kind of protein for that job?

There are so many kinds of protein available in the market that it does your head in . I have done my homework but still not sure as to when to use which one. Following is what I have understood so ...
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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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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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Lean body weight protein requirements + GDA

Using the calculator: http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/library/blbodyfatcalculator.htm, I've finally had a chance to work this out properly by measuring myself as last time I did it based on guesses. ...
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Why does consuming 30 g of protein within 30 minutes after waking helps to lose weight?

Tim Ferris writes in his books "The four hour body" and "The four hour chef" about using this 30/30 rule to burn fat. All I have found about the "Why?" is that after fasting for seven to eight hours ...
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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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Whey Protein or Recovery Formula?

I'm doing P90X and Insanity. I've been taking Amplified Wheybolic Extreme 60 (a whey isolate formula), and it works amazing. I also got the results and recovery formula from beachbody.com when I ...
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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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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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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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Protein to calorie ratio of beans and pulses vs meat and fish?

I do some weight lifting so I would like to have a fairly high protein diet. However id also like to eat a bit less meat, fish and eggs. I know that nuts, seeds, beans and pulses are the best non-...
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Will it change the nutritional value of a protein shake if I mix it hours before consumption? [closed]

As the questions says, I was wondering as I want to prepare a whey shake (with milk) and take it with me to drink later. Does it lose effectiveness and it is important to drink it right after mixing ...
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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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How much protein should I be eating?

I am 59 yrs old, 6'5" and I currently weigh 245lbs, up from my lowest of 230lbs, after having lost 110lbs last year. I have a desk job during the day and I work out with weights 3 times a week for ...
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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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Do protein shakes really damage the kidneys?

I've been reading about protein shakes, it's benefits and side effects. However i've used it many times as my post workout recovery drink. I have no doubt in the benefits i get in my protein shake, i ...
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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 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 ...
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How is muscle repair affected by a caloric deficit?

Background Weightlifting creates micro-tears in the muscle. Protein and other nutrients repair the tears so the muscle grows back stronger and larger. Question How is muscle repair affected by a ...
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Does Whey Protein cause damage to teenagers who haven't fully grown? [closed]

I am a teen, 15 I do quite a lot of gym work along with football. I am constantly sore and I feel that my work doesn't achieve anything because there isn't enough protein to repair and make my muscles ...
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Can I use ON Whey Protein and P90X Recovery Formula together?

I'm doing Body Beast. I was using P90X Recovery Formula after workout but it's doesn't have enough protein for me to reach my goals. So I've decided to use Whey protein too. What is the best time to ...
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Protein shake for children? [closed]

I have a 10 years old boy, who is a 'picky eater'. It's almost impossible to get him to eat any big meal during the day. He usually eats a small bowl of oats or toast in the morning, one cheese ...
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How much protein can the body absorb within a meal?

Previous topics have examined the absorbable amount of protein per day (<0.8g/lb), but how much protein can the body absorb during a post-workout meal? This is of particular interest in ...
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Is flax seed (milled or raw) an appropriate after-workout protein?

I am inclined to understand that the current wisdom is that there's a certain period right after exercise where protein consumption is most beneficial. At work, which is where I generally get my ...
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Best timing and amount of protein intake for building mass

I'm 18 years old and started bodybuilding two years ago. To build muscle mass, I want to optimize my diet/nutrition. I know that 2g of protein per 1kg body mass would be a good choice and one doesn't ...
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how to use supplement nutrition? [closed]

I have started the gym 40 days ago , and ever since I managed to jump from 69 KG to 78 KG as I used true mass protein and amino X but now I have few fat around my belly which is I never had before. ...
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Are protein powders unhealthy for a teen athlete? [closed]

I startet working out 5 months ago. Until now i havent used anything that didnt come from my kitchen table. Yesterday i ordered from bodybuilding.com a 5 lbs gold protein and 15 quest protein bars. Im ...
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Is high protein intake necessary for building strength when you don't want to add muscle?

I want to maintain my bodyweight but increase my performance on exercises like pull-ups and skater squats. Assume that I find ways to create progressive overload that stimulates the muscles to improve....