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Directly after lifting weights i drink a protein shake, how long after this should consume a meal to obtain maximum results during the window?

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Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
Depends on the shake: If the protein content is adequate check the sugar content, if up around 350 cals, it is a meal substitute and will suffice as a meal. Use a low cal whey protein supplement. Many have high protein ; low sugar, this will give u the protein and in an hour or 2 eat ur meal.

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