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I want to gain weights, should I consider protein shakes?

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Dr. Robert Purchase
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Not necessarily

The key to gaining lean body mass is doing the work in the gym. From a dietary perspective, you need enough calories (but not too much), the appropriate vitamins and minerals, and enough protein to support your bodies attempt to build new muscle.
Most people eating a typical western diet have no difficulty getting enough protein. They may need more fruits and veggies.

In brief: Not necessarily

The key to gaining lean body mass is doing the work in the gym. From a dietary perspective, you need enough calories (but not too much), the appropriate vitamins and minerals, and enough protein to support your bodies attempt to build new muscle.
Most people eating a typical western diet have no difficulty getting enough protein. They may need more fruits and veggies.
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