I workout 5-6 days a week alternating cardio 3x and muscles the other days. I want to lose fat more than gain bigger muscles at the moment, but I know muscle burns more calories so I don't just do all cardio. I want to add protein powder to my diet but heard some people gained weight from it. To not gain weight do I just need to keep track of my total protein intake?
Exactly Breona. Usually when you buy protein powder it lets you know how much is recommended daily. I currently drink Naturade Total Soy protein shakes as a meal replacement after I workout and I workout 5 to 6 days a week as well doing cardio & light weight lifting and I've been losing weight. I also eat 4 to 6 small meals a day. Good luck hopefully this helps : )
To high of a protien intake want make you gain weight...the reason some do gain is they fail to stay within their daily caloric intake...as I'm sure you already knw most protien powders are not calorie free..as long as your getting your macro nutrients for protein fulfilled in a day u dnt need a powder but how ever you choose to fill your macro nutrient intake just make sure you stay in your caloric daily recommendation...