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Is drinking protein powder shakes to loose weight while trying to conceive safe?

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Nutrition first !: As long as you are keeping up with the necessary calories and a balanced diet, most protein sources will be safe. Once you conceive, consult with your obstetrician about your particular needs for gestation.

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Dr. Alvin Lin answered

Yes: Assuming protein powder is made by reputable manufacturer (remember, there is no 3rd party oversight re safety, effectiveness, quality control etc), it should be safe as part of diet but shouldn't be sole source of nutrition. Best to eat a variety of healthy foods, eg fruits, veggies, whole grains, lean proteins, healthy oils, plenty of h2o. Don't forget prenatal vitamin. Ask 4 referral 2 nutritio.

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