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A 25-year-old female asked:

I am trying to lose weight. i work out at least 5 times a week. should i drink a protein shake after every workout?

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Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 40 years experience
Drink water: Weight loss is acheived through life style changes and dieting. Exercising increases your body's caloric needs. Protein shakes can have significant calories in them ( check label details) and may be counterproductive. Drink water instead since exercise can dehydrate you.
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