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Doctor insights on: Can I Drink Protein Shakes While Pregnant

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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I am a teen, and I weight 220lbs I want to start go jogging every day. Can I drink protein shakes in the same time? Does it help me lose weight?

I am a teen, and I weight 220lbs I want to start go jogging every day. Can I drink protein shakes in the same time? Does it help me lose weight?

Lose weight: Well! Weight loss is possible if you burn more calories than you consume. Jogging-- good idea! Go for it! Will help you burn more calories! protein shakes--- not a good idea. Just eat less and eat healthy! ...Read more

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Somebody said if I drink protein shakes it will thicken my body is that true?

Somebody said if I drink protein shakes it will thicken my body is that true?

Protein shakes: Protein shakes as a supplement to your diet will add protein and calories, so you should gain weight. Gaining weight and thickness though depends upon calories consumed versus calories burned. And you wish to gain muscle more than fat, so exercise wisely and avoid saturated fats in your diet. ...Read more

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Is too much protein bad for your health? I drink protein shakes and I don't know whether too much is bad for my health.

Is too much protein bad for your health? I drink protein shakes and I don't know whether too much is bad for my health.

Debatable: Too much protein can have adverse effects but it varies per person. There is controversy whether kidney damage may occur with excessive protein. One question to ask is whether large amounts of protein are necessary- the answer is typically "no." most active athletes need in the range of 0.6-1 gram/pound. So, if you weigh 200 pounds, then 120-200 grams is plenty. More than that serves no purpose. ...Read more

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When I was about 2 I had a kidney stone due to calcium. I'm 17 now so if I drink protein shakes with 480mg of calcium, can I get one again?

When I was about 2 I had a kidney stone due to calcium. I'm 17 now so if I drink protein shakes with 480mg of calcium, can I get one again?

Electrolyte status?: It is important to know more about why the original stone happened. Is there a metabolic error in how your calcium gets excreted in the urine, or concentrated in the bloodstream? Are there other concerns (i.e. renal disease, hyperparathyroidism) that affect your calcium balance? I would avoid any excess/supplemental calcium for now in favor of a regular balanced diet and more data from past PCPs. ...Read more

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I'm a vegetarian and everytime I drink protein shakes, eat peanut butter or fruit I get shaky and light headed. What causes that?

I'm a vegetarian and everytime I drink protein shakes, eat peanut butter or fruit I get shaky and light headed. What causes that?

Blood sugar/allergy: This is unusual. If these symptoms occur a couple hours after eating fruit it could be due to hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) but that would be unlikely after protein/fats. You may be allergic/sensitive to these foods (or at least one of the ingredients in the shake).If you are allergic to these foods it may be related to imbalances of intestinal flora. I advise seeing a holistic doctor. See comment:. ...Read more

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Being a woman should I be drinking protein shakes?

Being a woman should I be drinking protein shakes?

If you....: Are not eating enough meat, or you are exercising heavily. Also, they make a quick breakfast or meal substitute. I like eas carbvantage: 17g of protein, 1 gram off fat, 2.5 grams of carbs, 100 calories. Chocolate fudge, strawberry, chocolate mocha, and french vanilla! ...Read more

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So people who are vegan drink protein shakes?

So people who are vegan drink protein shakes?

Not all of them!: That is a vast generalization. Certainly some vegans drink protein shakes but many don't. There are plentiful sources of protein in a vegan diet- nuts, seeds & beans are the best sources, but even foods like kale, broccoli, avocados, potatoes & quinoa contain surprising amounts of protein, it's really not that difficult to get plenty of protein on a vegan diet! ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many whey protein shakes are safe to drink a day?

Can you let me know how many whey protein shakes are safe to drink a day?

Whey protein: Whey protein is good for you but please do not rely on it as a way of replacing a good diet. The shakes can supplement the other protein, fat, and carbs you eat. Please check out the product to see if the whey comes from grass fed/free range cattle or penned up cattle w/antibiotics. Avoid the latter. One a day is ok. See doctor for your specific needs. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm trying to gain weight, I'm a female, am I able to drink homemade protein shakes with protein powder?

What do you advise if I'm trying to gain weight, I'm a female, am I able to drink homemade protein shakes with protein powder?

Lean met, some carbs: Add lean red meat. Fishes, salmon, and some carbs together with above. Eat slowly and let it digest well. BMs ok? ...Read more

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I hav a busy life working n school I'm on the go. Is it okay TO drink protein Shakes everyday since I only hav time to eat a small dinner at work?

No: Protein shakes should only replace 1 or 2 meals and be supplemented with real food. The calories are too low to be used for full meals on a continuous basis and even those that do are under the care of a medical professional for weight loss. You need to find time to prepare meals and refrigerate or freeze for later use (best) or buy pre-made meals. Good luck ...Read more

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My husband is having severe pain only when he starts to run or jog.... He's been drinking protein shakes twice a day and isn't new to working out. Docto?

My husband is having severe pain only when he starts to run or jog.... He's been drinking protein shakes twice a day and isn't new to working out. Docto?

See Dr: He might have angina. Throw away the protein shakes. There is absolutely no benefit. Most Americans already consume far more protein than their body can use. Most......MOST of them contain contaminants not listed on the labels. ...Read more

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Is drinking 2 protein shakes a day bad for you?

Is drinking 2 protein shakes a day bad for you?

See below: It's not necessarily bad for you. The question is why are you drinking 2 protein shakes a day. I do not use protein supplements in my weight loss practice at all, because it's been shown not to teach people how to eat correctly. So, we need to know why you're using protein shakes. Then we can answer the question, more appropriately. ...Read more

Shaking (Definition)

Shaking is a symptom in which a person has tremors (shakiness or small back and forth movements) in part or all of his body. Shaking can be due to cold body temperatures, rising fever (such as with infections), neurological problems, medicine ...Read more


Protein (Definition)

Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...Read more