Hi everyone in the past I've dieted and exercised but never really bothered with any kind of shakes. This time I want to make sure I do as much as I can since I plan on losing about 25-30 pounds than stay focused on maintaining while still toning as much as possible. This week only working out about 30 mins and treadmill another 20-30. Plan on adding a little time slowly each week main goal is to do 2 hours a day 5 days a week. Anywho should I drink my protein shake before or after? Also which shake do y'all recommend. Thanks in advance and have a good day.
I use the gnc lean shake burn and drink it 30 min before I work out. It gives me tons of energy. Between that and diet, I've lost 22lbs in the last 5 weeks. Hope this helps!
I personally like to drink my protein shake after my workout. Bear in mind that is because it contains substances that are used for rebuilding muscle and i make it more of a meal.
However, there are many pre-workouts that give you a boost of energy for your workout, and of course, take those beforehand. It largely comes down to what you are hoping to accomplish with your drink.
You and me both!!! I would take your shake as a post workout shake then. What do you like to have in your shakes? Maybe I can share a recipe or two?
Good on you with the warming up before working out. Make sure to drink TONS of water. Oftentimes we overeat because we think we are hungry but in fact are mostly thirsty. If you get hungry, try drinking water first if its not close to your meal time.
Do you have nutrition goals that you are trying to meet?
Cuz I would recommend an examination of your fitness goals, the nutrition recommended for those goals, and then for you to monitor your nutrition for a few days to see how close you come to your nutrition goals.
Otherwise, you're just kind of adding liquid calories to your diet with no real structure, purpose, or plan, and that isn't necessarily good (or necessarily bad either)
If you aren't doing any resistance training adding protein (shakes), won't change that much regarding to body composition.
And pretty much what Patrick said. The shake is a tool for your goal. The shake itself isn't a goal. Since a shale itself is just a bit of protein.
If it keeps you from making all kinds of bad eating choices it will be a good tool. But don't expect too much of it.