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AWhy is it so important to get a ton of this when working out? And what are some snacks that are high in protein? Is there a good protein shake that isn't loaded with carbs and fat?

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Asked by Anonymous at 7:52 PM on Jul. 27, 2009 in Diet & Fitness

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  • If you are working out to build or tone muscle then you NEED protein since that is what muscle tissue is made of. Your body can't make muscle out of any other enzyme or nutrient.

    Some high protein snacks include cheese, cottage cheese, yogurt (fat free, sugar free, but it'll still have some carbs), peanut butter, hard boiled eggs, a piece of cold chicken or baked ham, fat free refried beans, etc.

    Don't know about the protein shake, sorry.

    Answer by michiganmom116 at 8:03 PM on Jul. 27, 2009

  • don't bother with protein shakes, unless you are bulking up.

    milk, nuts, veggies, yogurt... beans,

    you need carbs as well. 60% of your diet should be coming from carbs

    Answer by charisma10 at 8:55 PM on Jul. 27, 2009

  • Protien shakes and meal replacement shakes (or liquid diets) are not the same thing in todays world of marketing. A protien shake is designed for someone who has already lost the excess body fat, and is looking to both bulk and lean create striation, or definition in the muscle tissue takes specific movement and a lot of protien. The meal replacement shakes are designed to satisfy the RDA, of not just carbs, fat, and protien, but also of vitamins and minerals. Our bodies cannot function properly without carbs and fats...whole foods are a wonderful way to get what you need, but sometimes a boost from a nutritional product can be very helpful in achieving your goals. as part of an already varied and healthy diet. Nuts, soybeans(edame), low fat dairy, dried meats, dehydrated meats,(not jerky too much sodium, legumes, (beans, lentils, ect) eggs. I have tons of recipies if you are interested I'm happy to pass them on.

    Answer by Cheapsk8mom at 11:14 PM on Jul. 27, 2009

  • Not only does protein build muscle, but it helps repair muscles after a workout. Protein also helps you feel full.

    Don't bother with protein shakes and instead focus on incorporating protein into all your snacks and meals.

    Chicken, fish, eggs, almonds, peanut butter, cheese, yogurt, and milk are great forms of protein. To get used to protein, simply substitute some carbs for protein.

    Here is an example of what I eat:

    Breakfast: scrambled eggs w/ green onions and feta cheese.

    Lunch: peanut butter and honey on crackers, with a salad

    Dinner: salmon with vegetables

    Snacks: raw almonds/glass of milk/yogurt with berries

    Don't bother with protein bars unless the individual bar has at least 10g of protein. Otherwise, they are just carbs and candy.

    Answer by Mousuke at 2:26 AM on Jul. 28, 2009

  • Nutrilite!!!
    I have 3 kids and this saved my figure by eating right..They have a meal plan and fitness planner..Its awesome..
    Go to:

    copy and paste website to your browser..Good luck!

    Answer by josie726 at 12:42 AM on Jul. 31, 2009

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