I go to the gym regularly, so should I be drinking protein shakes? Are they harmful?
I have a question concerning my diet. I want to build my body (muscles) and lose weight. I go to the gym regularly, so should I be drinking protein shakes? Are they harmful? -Hany
My opinion on PROTEIN shakes (not meal replacements) is that they’re useful as a protein source when real food options are limited because you are on-the-go, at the gym or in the car. For example, if you’re running late as you head out the door in the morning, grab a protein shake and an apple. A shake with up to 30 grams of protein will suffice. For weight loss, I think solid foods are more filling. Liquids clear the stomach quickly; so a shake may not satisfy you for very long. If your goal is to save calories then I’d recommend adjusting your meal portions or finding reduced fat options. No harm will be done by consuming protein shakes, as long as the shakes exclude extraneous ingredients that would be harmful on their own. - Debbie J., MS, RD
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