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If drinking protein shakes, must you work out even longer to create a calorie deficit to lose body fat?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Yes and no....: If you are adhering to a low carb or low gycemic diet, no. If your diet is "regular" with much starch, the answer is yes. If this is the case, you must displace some starch calcories, equivalent to your protein supplements.

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