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March 12, 2012 11:22 AM
Yes. I work out, but even on days that I don't, I usually have one (I prefer EAS Advantage Carb Control or Muscle Milk Light--less sugar/carbs) every day. I have a really hard time getting enough protein in, and this is a good way to make sure I get what I need (and to make sure I get enough calories).

BUT, be careful which kind you get. Look at sugar, carbs, sodium, etc. So many of those protein shakes contain a LOT of sugar, which is why I stick to the 2 I mentioned before.

Also, I am a firm believer in 40/30/30, 40% calories from protein, 30% from fat, 30% from carbs. This is what works for me, anyway, and pretty much every nutritionist and fitness professional has supported it.
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March 12, 2012 11:25 AM
Yes! I keep ready made ones (like Athlete's Honey Milk Light) in the fridge for a quick meal and take one w/me when I'm going to be out and about for a while so I'm not tempted to eat crap! :)
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March 12, 2012 11:26 AM
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I eat a gram per lean body mass. Basically about 110 grams for me. This all depends on your weight and body fat percentage. It ends up being about 30% of my diet. I work out and lift, however.


^^This!! I do the same. And I do workout everyday, but even if I was not working out, I will drink a protein shake or two a day. I do not do meal replacements...this is on top of my meals.

I try to hit 106 grams (this is my lean mass) but there are days that I hit upper 140s...especially if I eat tuna!
March 12, 2012 11:27 AM
Yes. It would be the same as asking "is it ok to eat this chicken breast, if I'm not working out" No worries.
March 12, 2012 11:27 AM
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Yes. I work out, but even on days that I don't, I usually have one (I prefer EAS Advantage Carb Control or Muscle Milk Light--less sugar/carbs) every day. I have a really hard time getting enough protein in, and this is a good way to make sure I get what I need (and to make sure I get enough calories).

BUT, be careful which kind you get. Look at sugar, carbs, sodium, etc. So many of those protein shakes contain a LOT of sugar, which is why I stick to the 2 I mentioned before.

Also, I am a firm believer in 40/30/30, 40% calories from protein, 30% from fat, 30% from carbs. This is what works for me, anyway, and pretty much every nutritionist and fitness professional has supported it.


And this too!!! I love the AdvantEdge protein shakes!!!
March 12, 2012 11:28 AM
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I like it because it really curbs my hunger, but I don't always get a workout in. Is it ok to drink this on the reg even though I may not work out?

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Thats actaully a good balanced one. its ok especially is you use it as a meal replacement just dont go overboard, same as anythign else.
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March 12, 2012 11:29 AM
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NO its highly illeagal!!!!!!! The cops are coming for you !!!!!!!


seriously though why the hell not???? as long as you are not going over in cals... all protien is good

I am planning on adding more in, to get enough protein i dont always


lol Wouldn't be the first time. wink

I think I heard somewhere that too much protein is hard on your liver or kidneys... I'm gonna need those to help with the booze so I don't want my protein shakes to screw them all up. tongue


You do realize how hard booze makes it to lose weight. Just a heads up. Not the greatest choice if you are trying to lose weight. (I know calorie in vs calorie out, but our body seems to process things differently, booze is one of the things that can cause slight bloating though.)
Edited by d2footballJRC On March 12, 2012 11:30 AM
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March 12, 2012 11:32 AM
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I like it because it really curbs my hunger, but I don't always get a workout in. Is it ok to drink this on the reg even though I may not work out?

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Protein shakes should be drank before or after a workout it helps with muscle. If you drink them and do not work out it gives you empty calories.
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March 12, 2012 11:33 AM
Of course it is. However just be careful on your calories etc. It's a great way of getting in protein. It's only like having a piece of chicken in a much more "body" friendly format. Especially if you're a veggie. But why aren't you working out is a question we should be asking you?
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March 12, 2012 11:40 AM
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I like it because it really curbs my hunger, but I don't always get a workout in. Is it ok to drink this on the reg even though I may not work out?

Here's what I take:
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Protein shakes should be drank before or after a workout it helps with muscle. If you drink them and do not work out it gives you empty calories.


Please explain how they provide empty calories? I see carbs in there, I see protein. How do they differ from a meal?
March 12, 2012 11:43 AM
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I like it because it really curbs my hunger, but I don't always get a workout in. Is it ok to drink this on the reg even though I may not work out?

Here's what I take:
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Protein shakes should be drank before or after a workout it helps with muscle. If you drink them and do not work out it gives you empty calories.


Please explain how they provide empty calories? I see carbs in there, I see protein. How do they differ from a meal?


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Edited by Brandongood On March 12, 2012 11:43 AM
March 12, 2012 11:44 AM
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Yes. I work out, but even on days that I don't, I usually have one (I prefer EAS Advantage Carb Control or Muscle Milk Light--less sugar/carbs) every day. I have a really hard time getting enough protein in, and this is a good way to make sure I get what I need (and to make sure I get enough calories).

BUT, be careful which kind you get. Look at sugar, carbs, sodium, etc. So many of those protein shakes contain a LOT of sugar, which is why I stick to the 2 I mentioned before.

Also, I am a firm believer in 40/30/30, 40% calories from protein, 30% from fat, 30% from carbs. This is what works for me, anyway, and pretty much every nutritionist and fitness professional has supported it.


cant go wrong with this approach

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