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if you eat alot of protein while you work out alot, will it make you muscular? i dont want to be muscular, i want to be slim and slender again.


Asked by Anonymous at 9:42 PM on Mar. 15, 2009 in Diet & Fitness

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  • You WILL NOT as a woman get bulky and muscular--you do NOT have the genes for it. You would have to be in a competitive type of working out mode (my sister-in-law competed and never got really muscular though she won contests) and the women who are that you see in magazines go way beyond normal to achieve that look. In fact, watching my sil, you don't even stay like that after the competition because it is crazy to try---
    SOOOOO relax.....and hit the gym, weights, cardio, or whatever and achieve the look you want. You most likely would prefer pilates, yoga, fitness walking or such. Check out Cathe Friedrich's site. She works out with heavy weights but isn't all musclely;-) Kettlebells are awesome--check out Art of Strength web site....... or Dragon Door.......

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:34 AM on Mar. 16, 2009

  • Muscularity is based on the type of working out you do.

    Answer by gdiamante at 11:23 PM on Mar. 15, 2009

  • Also, you can only metabolize around 20 grams of protein at a time so drinking a 40 gram protein drink is just a waste of money. Protein isn't what bulks people up--it feeds the muscles to help them repair after a workout. Also, too much protein can weaken your bones--because protein is an acid food and your body will try to neutralize it and it does so by using calcium which if not available in the blood, it will leach from the bones. Ever wonder why the countries with the highest dairy intake also have the highest osteoporosis levels?

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:39 AM on Mar. 16, 2009

  • WOW. thank u very

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:52 AM on Mar. 16, 2009