lexxieliz wrote: »
I want to loose weight before I gain muscle. Is it good to have a protein shake as a meal replacement for breakfast? If so, which brand is recommended and how should it be made?
AngelAura777 wrote: »
I like having natures way super greens cacao protein its all natural and contains all the essential amino acids. You need essential amino acids in your diet because your body cant synthesise them. You need to eat a wide range of different proteins like fish, eggs, quinoa, lentils, beans, brown rice etc before just getting all your protein from a protein powder. Protein powders should only be used to fill in protein gaps that u may have missed in your diet or if you struggle to eat enough from natural sources and are bodybuilding. Too much protein can put a strain on your kidneys as it tries to excrete all the ammonium ions that are a toxic byproduct of protein metabolism. If you overeat protein the rest will be catabolised for energy and it can be converted into fat stores if you arent using that energy.
Wheelhouse15 wrote: »
Why are you waiting to strength train? That's one of the biggest mistakes you can make as you'll preserve muscle better while working out in a deficit. It's harder to gain than to preserve so start now.
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