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A 23-year-old female asked:

I perform high intensity intervals and i want to know: if i take 3 grams of creatine 1 hour before the workout, i'll get fat? my goal is fat burning!

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Andrew Lipton
Holistic Medicine 31 years experience
Protein: protein, regardless of source is 4 calories per gram. Protein supplement prior to interval training is a good idea and will not cause weight gain
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 38 years experience
need to hydrate to also to help protect the kidneys from the protein load.
Jul 19, 2014
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
No: It will help you to build muscles. However side effects on the kidney may be a concern.

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