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A 39-year-old member asked:

Do you think i should drink a protein shake if i am trying to lose weight?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Not necessary: It is not necessary but it will not hurt either. To lose weight you must minimize carbohydrate intake (no bread, pasta, sweets, desserts, cheese, junk food) and control portion size.
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A 46-year-old member asked:

When should I drink whey protein shake if I am trying to lose weight?

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Dr. Philip Chao
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Small portions: 5 times a day are usually suggested.
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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Protein prevents ups and downs in blood sugar, negating hunger between meals, because it has a very low glycemic index!
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A 24-year-old member asked:

How much protein should I eat when trying to lose weight?

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Dr. Robert Stuart
A Verified Doctoranswered
46 years experience
1 gram per kilogram: Your body requires approx. 1 gram of protein per kilogram of body weight per day. Much over this may start to put some stress on your body to metabolize and break it down. That said, it is true that protein generally results in more satiety and you don't get ravenous as soon. Starches and carbohydrates can cause your glucose to rise then bottom out later, increasing hunger.
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Last updated Aug 8, 2013

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