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What will happen if I receive major part of my protein needs from powders rather than foods?

First, it must be noted that the quantity of protein that is being recommended by the calculator you have found is not supported by science. The literature suggests that optimal recovery occurs with a ...
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Ectomorph Doubt

You are not an ectomorph. There is no such thing as an ectomorph, as the concept of somatotypes is a nonsense pseudoscience that was made up in the 1940s and has never been supported by evidence. ...
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How can I check if my protein powder has been 'amino spiked'?

The cheapest way would be to see if there are any other added amino acids other than protein that aren't listed on the label. Companies will add cheap amino acids to increase the nitrogen balance in ...
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Is protein the only intake needed for muscle gain?

Yes you need lots of other things, minerals, vitamins, essential fats, carbohydrates. These are needed to build muscle and also to stay alive, while the muscle building happens. That's why should ...
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What will happen if I receive major part of my protein needs from powders rather than foods?

I have no option beside protein powders. Just, because I cannot eat more than [a piece of chicken, 2 eggs, and a serving fish per day]. Yeah, right. There's no reason not to eat six eggs, double the ...
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Why do bodybuilders need so much protein when 70 % of muscle is water?

There are already some answers that address this, basically tissue is being torn down and needs to be repaired. But it goes further: there are simply a pile of benefits to upping protein (2012 study): ...
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More protein = more potential for muscle growth?

Yes, the academic literature supports the notion that greater protein intake facilitates more rapid recovery, and can therefore sustain a greater training workload. And guidelines from all of the ...
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Does protein consumption need to be interspersed throughout the day to be useful for muscle building?

The short answer is that you almost certainly don't need to worry about it. There may be some people in very specific circumstances, such as body builder competion prep or some high performance ...
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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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How much protein should I eat on off-days?

I've been lifting for years. As a 46 year old 135lb female I was just taking in about 80 grams a day roughly. I did one 32 gram shake after my workout and then just ate whatever. I notice a plateau in ...
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Is it good to take protein supplements?

Your primary nutrition should be from food. Protein powder as the name suggest are supplements, if you are using them as food, it may come up with side-effects. Regarding your coach, it's time to get ...
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Window to utilize protein after weightlifting?

There is a concept called the "anabolic window", which is a belief that directly after a workout our body is primed for optimal muscle protein synthesis (muscle growth) and that this period lasts only ...
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Why does the FDA recommend only 50g of protein for an adult male?

The FDA recommendations are a very general guide and refer to the general population, not athletes or anyone doing large amounts of exercise. The IAAF have recently released some updated nutritional ...
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protein in the rest days

It's not like your protein intake on rest days is actually zero (unless you eat NOTHING on your rest days). I assume you are talking about a supplement source like whey protein. It is considered a ...
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Consuming proteins only after training?

Supplemented protein should ideally be only a small part of your total daily protein intake. There are sources of very good proteins (depending on your diet). Dairy (such as (lowfat) quark, cottage ...
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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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Is it better to eat protein-rich food the day you work out or the day you rest?

Just to summarize what we went over in the comments, we recommend that you don't worry about the details of WHEN you consume the protein, but rather make sure that you DO consume the protein. The ...
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Does protein intake make you fat, especially after stop hitting a gym?

Protein alone won't make you fat. Eating in a caloric surplus makes you fat. Calories are a combination of protein, fat, and carbs (and alcohol but hopefully that's not part of your regular diet). So ...
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Do I really need to track my carbs and fat if I'm hitting my daily calorie and protein numbers?

No you don't. It won't affect body composition in any serious fashion.
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Why does the FDA recommend only 50g of protein for an adult male?

Like the person in this question, I'm finding that I really have to focus on protein in order to get 160-180g of protein every day. You will find that many things in the fitness world are about ...
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Is it good to take protein supplements?

Protein supplements such as whey protein powder can be very beneficial, especially to strength trainees and bodybuilders. If your stamina is reduced due to under-nourishment (for example, a caloric ...
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Using lactose-free whey protein for bodybuilding

I am in disagreement with the accepted answer. If something contains milk, it contains lactose. Whey protein powder is a by-product of cheese production and, in essence, a milk product. A Whey ...
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Can I use ON Whey Protein and P90X Recovery Formula together?

While once considered essential in bodybuilding, the importance of nutrient timing has been severely downplayed in the last few years since plenty of studies fail to show significant results and the ...
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Protein intake during workout break

For our body muscles are cost centers in terms of energy efficiency. In other words if they are not needed - they are removed. If you are not training, there is no good reason to keep them, so they ...
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What time shall I eat Protein? (a regular cyclist who wanna gain shoulders)

The most important thing is that you eat enough throughout the day. The only time window that is of any significance is the 1 or 1 and a half hours after working out. Consuming quality foods at this ...
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Should I skip the gym in middle when I can't take enough protein

There is a great article of Bayesian Bodybuilding (see here) conferring the results of various studies. They are stating that [...] 1.8g/kg (0.82g/lb) is the point at which additional protein ...
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Minimum time between two servings of whey protein isolate?

The studies linked in this article found that getting approximately 20g of protein every 3 hours stimulates muscle protein synthesis (MPS) better than getting bigger portions less often and smaller ...
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Should I have protein shakes the next day after workout, or only right after workout?

Great question. Consuming protein through out the day on training and non training days will allow your body to state in a positive nitrogen balance. This is important for tissue repair and growth. ...
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