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Does a high proteine intake support the reduction of body fat?

Let's start with some foundation in the order of importance: Energy Balance (Calories in vs. Calories out) Macros (amount of protein, carbohydrates, fat) Micros/Supplements (vitamins / minerals and ...
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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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Adding Whey Protein to fitness goal

Whey protein is used to gain muscle mass fast. Its a supplement and has very little side effects. The Brand is important because some people see more improvement with diffirent brands(needs to be ...
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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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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 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 👏 per 👏 serving 👏. Weight gainers work by ...
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Would I benefit from protein shakes?

The choice of whether to use protein shakes, how much, and how often is primarily a nutrition question. Strength training does increase your need for protein, however there are several ...
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Post workout supplements?

1, 2: "Electrolytes" is just a fancier word for salts, which you will get in large amounts through your diet, especially if you eat a typical western diet. Unless you're exercising for two hours or ...
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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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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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Do protein shakes really damage the kidneys?

I am a doctor, I have studied different causes of renal failure but supplement proteins were not amongs them I have used different protein supplement for the past couple of years and I am not ...
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When is the best time to drink PHD Diet Whey Protein

I don't understand why all the answers saying timing doesn't matter are being downvoted. There is no link between time of protein ingestion in relation to working out that has any substantial effect. ...
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Is egg white powder a good alternative to whey protein?

Is it a good idea to make shakes using egg white powder? I can imagine that adding water will reconstitute it into its original, slimy form. Will it cause stomach troubles? I've never tried raw ...
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Include Whey Protein in Diet Plan for Weight loss

Your protein needs, and basically everything you eat, should fit into your dietary goals. Those goals generally revolve around your total daily calories and your macro nutrient percentages (aka: ...
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Are protein shakes healthy and safe?

I felt the same way when I started to drink protein. I wasn't sure if it was safe or effective to use these supplements. I actually consulted my doctor regarding them and she said that used in ...
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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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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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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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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)

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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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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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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Weight-gain through Protein shakes

No. Protein shakes will not make you gain weight alone. In order to gain weight, you have to consume more calories, protein by itself does nothing for weight gain. If you want to gain weight from ...
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