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Can a diabetic can drink a protein shake?

Can a diabetic can drink a 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

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


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Please advise if it's okay to drink a protein shake with bodybuilding pills?

Please advise if it's okay to drink a protein shake with bodybuilding pills?

Sure: It's good to follow a workout with 20 grams of lean protein. Protein shakes often contain a lot of carb and/or fat calories; be a savvy consumer especially if definition is important to you. ...Read more

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Would you say it is smart to drink a protein shake when trying to loose weight?

Would you say it is smart to drink a protein shake when trying to loose weight?

Protein is effective: As a method to help improve muscle mass while exercising. Make sure you diet is balanced and your calorie intake does not exceed your calorie expenditure for your target weight, and you will lose weight. ...Read more

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Do you think I should eat carbs and protein foods post workout even when I drink a protein shake?

When hungry: Eat small meals when you are hungry. There is no need to eat after exercise, if you are having protein shake, there is no need to eat, if you are not hungry. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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?

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 be: A small amount (less than 5gm) sugar immediately after a workout in a protein based shake would be acceptable. Look for complex carbs in your shake as well as the protein. ...Read more

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How many times a day should I drink protein shake?

Food: Most of daily intake of protein should come from real food such as meats and vegetables. ... 20% can come from shakes and bars. ...Read more

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When should I drink my protein shake, before or after?

After!: Hydrate first. Absorption of any nutritent is slowed by exercise. Enjoy your protein shake one hour after exercise! ...Read more

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Please advise if it's better to workout after drinking a protein shake?

Please advise if it's better to workout after drinking a protein shake?

Better 2 supplement-: Some during, and the rest in about an hour following the workout. During the workout use water 2 keep hydrated, not protein shakes. ...Read more

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What is the safe age for a child to be able to drink a protein shake?

What is the safe age for a child to be able to drink a protein shake?

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

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Please advise if it's bad to drink protein shake after a cardio workout?

Please advise if it's bad to drink protein shake after a cardio workout?

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Is it essential to drink whey protein / protein shake when you exercise or work out?

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

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

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. ...Read more

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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?

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?

No: That's not enough extra iron to be a problem unless u have hemochromatosis. Most likely it was added to the protein to make sure u get enough. U have to remember that DV is based on 150 lb man and a 2000 kcal diet. So if u r bigger and eat more than u will need more as well ...Read more

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Can I drink Protein Shake during chemotherapy, Her2 positive, stage 1?

Can I drink Protein Shake during chemotherapy, Her2 positive, stage 1?

Yes: During chemotherapy you need to maintain a good level of nutrition intake however you can get it. Protein shakes are a very good choice, Good luck to you! ...Read more

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Is drinking a regular protein shake before bed going to help heal your muscle or will it convert into fat?

Depends: If you're malnourished, the protein shake could help. If you eat the number of calories your body requires, the protein shake will, indeed, be converted to fat. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Directly after lifting weights I drink a protein shake, how long after this should consume a meal to obtain maximum results during the window?

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

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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?

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

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Can you tell me when should I drink my protein shake after lifting?

Can you tell me when should I drink my protein shake after lifting?

Some during, most af: ..ter. When U injest Ur protein drink during exercise, this doesn't replace Ur need 4 hydration with plain'oll water ...Read more

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How long before I can drink protein shake if I'm a beginner in gym?

Anytime: You just need to be mindful thatbdrinkingnshakes without exercising could lead to weight gain. Combining protein supplements with healthy eating is a winning combination. ...Read more

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How long after working out is it appropriate to drink a protein shake?

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

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Should I drink a protein shake after workout? Or is it better to before?

Either!!: 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

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I drink a protein shake after working out - can you ever have too much protein?

I drink a protein shake after working out - can you ever have too much protein?

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

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How long do I have to wait to drink protein shake after workout for maximum results?

How long do I have to wait to drink protein shake after workout for maximum results?

Right after: Since your growth hormone level will be at its peak (growth hormone will drive Amino Acids into your muscle cells, enhancing size and function). ...Read more

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I'm wondering if I drink protein shake, will that help my body fat percentage lower?

Not necessarily: Protein shakes are just calories in the form of mainly protein. Your exercise routine will help you to decrease fat % combined with healthy diet. ...Read more

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Do I have to lift weights to have a protein shake or can I just drink one without working out?

Do I have to lift weights to have a protein shake or can I just drink one without working out?

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

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I'm curious what could happen to your arm muscles if you don't drink a protein shake after the workout?

I'm curious what could happen to your arm muscles if you don't drink a protein shake after the workout?

Nothing: Absolutely nothing. If you stop lifting weights your muscles will atrophy. Whether or not you take additional protein makes no difference. ...Read more

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I have a protein shake called genuine muscle milk light that's caffeine in it, is it ok to drink it?

Yes: But the caffeine will stimulate your brain and make you "feel good" artificially. That is why it is in it! ...Read more

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Is it true that it's ok to drink weight loss protein shake's while breastfeeding?

Is it true that it's ok to drink weight loss protein shake's while breastfeeding?

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

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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?

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?

May be allergy: Some protein shakes are acidic you may have allergies to milk or egg protein used in many shakes. A shake I like is made by Smart for Life or straight medical labs. ...Read more

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Can you drink protein shake at the same time. You take Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill?

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

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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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