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Is Protein powder necessary for weight loss?

About the program We don't know your size and shape, so we're in no position to second-guess your instructor. For now, go with what he says. About the diet Protein powder is something we use when ...
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What is the correct measure of a heaped scoop for protein drink

A typical serve of protein powder is 30g, or around 1/4 cup. Weight gainers have larger serving sizes, because they need to fit significant amounts of both protein and carbohydrates into a serving. ...
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What is the right kind of protein for that job?

Why does it matter how long protein digestion takes? is it because we do not want it to be released faster than body can absorb or needs? From https://redd.it/39xveo (mirror): Article (2014) (...
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Is protein shake diet good?

No this is not healthy or sufficient. At 100kg/220lbs, 196cm/6ft5in, 26 y/o male, your caloric intake is pretty low. At those numbers, I would expect your maintenance level to be ~2600 calories (...
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Water in protein shakes doesn't count?

Your body will extract the water just fine. Water intake recommendations have varied wildly over the years with very little real evidence to back it up. The common recommendations was 8 cups or 2 ...
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What Type Of Protein Is Best For You?

Whey protein and casein are actually by-products of making cheese. They are separated during the cheese making process. Cheese manufacturers will sell this excess whey to supplements companies who ...
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What is the correct measure of a heaped scoop for protein drink

Yes, you've been doing it wrong ;) Note that the serving information (for one of the Pro weight gainers) looks like the following: 182g is 0.4 lbs πŸ‘ per πŸ‘ serving πŸ‘. Weight gainers work by ...
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Low protein level read from smart scale

Everything in @Paribus's answer is accurate, and most of it is even mentioned in Yunmai's own quick start guide. How does bioelectric impedance analysis (BIA) work? In BIA, two or more conductors are ...
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How Much Protein Do I Need To Build Mass?

1. How much protein do I need overall in order to gain mass/muscle in my butt? A pretty good rule of thumb that's used in fitness circles is 1g of protein per lb of bodyweight each day, though ...
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Can I take a protein shake twice a day?

Your daily protein intake is very high and very good already.I don't think you need to add another protein shake as you are right now and probably not in the near future as well. Regarding the ...
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How Much Protein Do I Need To Build Mass?

Eating more calories than you need (known as a eating a surplus/bulk) will cause you to put on weight. Weight gain is really as simple as calories in vs calories out. In terms of planning how much ...
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Why is my big calorie deficit not resulting in weight loss?

Is there not a simple rule that "if you burn more calories than you take in...?" The answer if "Yes, but...". The body gets accustomed to a state of calories deficit and enters a more "efficient" ...
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Best protein powders for vegan who wants to build muscle

I would recommend this article from Barbell Medicine, so you can decide for yourself while shopping for supplements. It is written by MD/coach/powerlifter and based on science and available data. ...
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Supplements to aid in body recomposition. (Beginner)

To respond to your question directly, yes, it is always preferable to eat well before considering dietary supplements. And this is especially true of beginners, since it establishes the norms by which ...
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Supplements to aid in body recomposition. (Beginner)

First of all, it is always best to first have a healthy diet before taking any supplements. There is no scientific evidence for fat burning supplements, so I should not use those anyway. The best fat ...
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Will increasing your daily calorie more than the required limit, solely by protein drinks help in putting on weight

Yes. What? I need to write more than that? Hmm... ok... Generally speaking (I say generally speaking, because there's a part of me that rebels against the idea of breaking down our complex bodily ...
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When should I take my protein shakes?

You already mentioned that you know protein shakes are not magic, and you should eat a balanced meal. So don't think of protein shakes as anything more than another food. It's just a food with a ...
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Are low carb protein shakes ok if youre not exercising?

Whey protein powder isn’t anything magical, it’s just protein that has been skimmed out of milk. It is one of the many available sources of protein that you might find when you go to the store. BCAAs ...
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Do protein shakes really damage the kidneys?

Can eating too much protein be bad for you? Answered under the premise that protein shakes are a direct protein supplement to diet, ignoring their detailed composition and basing answer on the above ...
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Taking L-Carnitine, how much is too much?

Lets take a look at the one-stop-shop for all things nutrition: examine.com L-Carnitine and the related compound Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALCAR) are compounds able to alleviate the effects of aging ...
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Is Protein powder necessary for weight loss?

The very short answer - you do NOT need protein powder to lose weight. (Actually, you don't need exercise to lose weight either!) To lose weight, you need to create a calorie deficit. Expend ...
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How to properly use Protein Shakes

I know this answer might offend a few, but here it goes. There is a lot of BS that gets thrown around regarding protein which are more often than not marketing gibberish that supports this more than $...
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Are digestive enzymes a must in whey supplements?

Whey is a byproduct of milk after it's been curdled and strained to form cheese. So taking whey is not much different than drinking milk. If you can digest milk (I.E. not lactose intolerant), then you ...
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Protein Pre Workout or Post Workout which one is better for me?

Protein shakes will be most effective when your muscles are in a state of disrepair. As such, you should drink it after the workout. Before the workout, consider eating/drinking something that gives ...
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Timing for slow-absorbtion protein ingestion

Timing your protein is a theory that I've read has been debunked many times over. You'll still hear this being said from even the most seasoned lifters stuck in their ways, but ultimately it doesn't ...
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How to gain weight with a fast metabolism and constraints on nutrition?

Is my metabolism super fast? Actually, it's probably not. Excluding rare and serious metabolic conditions, which should be diagnosed by a doctor, people's metabolisms tend to be within 200-300 ...
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How to gain weight with a fast metabolism and constraints on nutrition?

Intermittent fasting or protein powders will not help you gain weight. Eating above your caloric maintenance will. So if you cannot eat much the answer is not more protein as protein is not as rich in ...
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