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What happens if you consume whey protein 50mg everyday and drink water without working out is it fine or must workout? tia

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Dr. Bradley Stockmann
Radiology 19 years experience
Gain weight: If your goal is to gain weight, consuming extra protein will help add weight. The extra protein you are consuming will be treated by the body as extra calories; however, without working out you will not increase your bodies need for protein. The usual goal of consuming extra protein is to gain lean muscle mass, but if you do not workout you will more than likely gain fat from the extra calories.
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Dr. Serena Satcher
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Protein need: In order to increase muscle mass priming your cells with exercise 30 min before is best. If you are consuming 50 grams of protein it could be too much or not enough depending or your total intake of protein and your energy expenditure during the day. In general most people who are inactive need 1gm/kg of protein a day. Illness and other energy consuming factors can change the body's energy need
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Last updated Apr 28, 2016


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