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Pain In Chest After Drinking Protein Shake
Yes, but no: You can, but you don't want to. All protein drinks are is a bottle of extra calories -- calories that you probably don't need and don't want. Try 3 meals during the day, it's cheaper, tastes better and is much better for you. Protein shakes are metabolized to calories, just like anything else - otherwise you'd end up looking like what you eat. ...Read more
Small portions: 5 times a day are usually suggested. ...Read more
Are whey protein isolate powders safe to drink if I drink lots of water with it? 1.4 liters - 2 liters a day of water, 1 protein shake after gym.
Probably.: Protein shakes can be problematic for people with kidney problems or who don't stay well hydrated. So long as your urine is light in color or clear, and you tolerate the drink (no gut symptoms of allergy or intolerance), it's unlikely to harm you. Be careful of calorie content in your shake, though; some are surprisingly high in unnecessary sugars. ...Read more
I have been drinking a 1 protein shake for gaining weight everyday for a month and just realized it has 15g of sugar is that enough to be hurtful?
Can you freeze a whey protein shake and drink it later? Plan to mix it with fruits and so on. Wondering if freezing the whey will do anything to it.
Sure: This is perfectly safe and a way to economize. ...Read more
Kids & protein shake: How old is your child and does he or she have any health issue? If your child plays on school sportteams/is not eating well then it may be okay to give protein shakes that do not contain any other junk additives or hormones in the protein powder. Otherwise, it is better to eat protein in its natural form in helathy foods. Too much protein is not good either as the excess turns to fat in the body. ...Read more
No: No, this is perfectly fine and will provide you with some calories and fluids that you will need after working out. Don't forget to drink plenty of water too. ...Read more
No! Really all U need: Is adequate protein intake. This can B done by diet alone on days of Ur heavy workouts increase Ur protein intake shortly thereafter, energy bars, chocolate milk or other protein sources. Yogurts R great a small yogurts have 12gms of protein. A couple of those is all U need. This is above Ur 150gms U need daily. Read food labels 4 protein content, beans & greens 2 ...Read more
I am trying to lose weight. I work out at least 5 times a week. Should I drink a protein shake after every workout?
I'm a 26 year old healthy male. I've recently started drinking a protein shake once a day. I was surprised to find that each serving contains 190% DV of iron. Should I be concerned? Should I stop?
Food and Sex: Nope. Not in any way.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is drinking a regular protein shake before bed going to help heal your muscle or will it convert into fat?
Soccer match at 5:15pm what's a good meal plan for the whole day leading up to the game? And should I drink protein shake before the game?
Game-Day nutrition: The night before the soccer game is the best time to eat a large meal balanced with carbohydrates and protein. Hydrate well the night before, too. On game date eat substantial yet light meals again with complex carbs/protein, but no sooner than 4 hours before your game. Avoid high fat foods like burgers/chips/dairy. A small snack (banana/protein drink) and dilute sports drink 2 hours before. ...Read more
Is Apetamin good to drink if you're trying to gain weight? Also is it good to mix with weight gain protein shake and working out 4 days a week?
Caveat emptor: Cyproheptadine in this drug can cause confusion, hallucinations, unusual thoughts or behavior; seizure (convulsions); ringing in your ears; fast or pounding heartbeats; easy bruising or bleeding; urinating less than usual or not at all; or pale or yellowed skin, dark colored urine, fever, or unusual weakness. Mild drowsiness, dizziness, And much more.. . Are you willing to risk it? ...Read more
Directly after lifting weights I drink a protein shake, how long after this should consume a meal to obtain maximum results during the window?
Depends on the shake: If the protein content is adequate check the sugar content, if up around 350 cals, it is a meal substitute and will suffice as a meal. Use a low cal whey protein supplement. Many have high protein ; low sugar, this will give u the protein and in an hour or 2 eat ur meal. ...Read more
Does drinking IdealFit Lean protein shake without working out ok? More like a breakfast meal. If not, can it only be taken with "walking" as exercise?
Protein Shakes: I am not familiar w/the specific brand of protein shake you are using but in general protein shakes can be used w/or w/out exercise, better w/exercise. Please make sure the protein powder is from free-range cattle, not ones that are kept penned up and fed antibiotics and hormones. Peace and good health. Walking exercise is great. ...Read more
Within 45 mins: A protein shake is the most beneficial to your muscles for rebuilding and recovery within the first 30-45 mins of you working out. If you don't have a high protein intake throughout the day a shake can also help make up for that as your body does need it throughout the day as your body uses it for normal function as well as rebuilding your muscles. ...Read more
I don't think there is any specific scientific reason to take it before or afterwards.
Personally I will have it afterwards.
Lets see if any other physician has any recommendations about this matter. I would like to be educated on it as well. ...Read more
Yes you can:
The body can only put on a limited amount of protein in a day (varies with intake, disease state, etc). Dietary excess of protein requires can cause problems if there is any underlying decrease in kidney function (as may be seen with diabetes, aging, etc), can increase risk for kidney stones, dehydration (unless adequate h2o), liver abn.
Balance studies show 0.8-1.0 gm/kg is plenty in good healt. ...Read more
Ok: Of course you can have a protein shake without working out, but you want to make sure that your total calorie intake during the day does not exceed your calorie expenditure (or you will gain weight) and that you do not take in an excessive amount of protein daily, which is not great for the kidneys. Thank you, ...Read more
I'm curious what could happen to your arm muscles if you don't drink a protein shake after the workout?
I have a protein shake called genuine muscle milk light that's caffeine in it, is it ok to drink it?
No: I am not convinced that it is ever safe to take these things. Certainly there is no safety data or proof that they work at all. Be careful! ...Read more
Hey I drank a protein shake 2days ago and I still feel soar in my stomach I have been drinking protein shakes for 2 years now and never had a problem?
Can you drink protein shake at the same time. You take Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill?
I think you can take:
Both at the same time. I do not see any reason why you can't.
But do check with your pcp or an ob.
Good luck. ...Read more
Does drinking a whey protein shake and taking a b-12 vitamin help promote better matabolism for weight loss?
NO: Both are a waste of time and money. Why would taking in extra calories with a shake help you lose weight, which is dependent upon burning off calories you don't take in? Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. B-12 only helps if you're low, and is by injection. ...Read more
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