I am 20 and I have been working out for almost 3 months and I have lost weight from 71kg to 63kg. At first all I wanted was just to cut the weight. But I as I saw many fit girls on internet with light 6packs, well shaped biceps and triceps (not too big or bulky), now I feel like I want to take it to a higher level to be like them. I do irons, weight trainings, cardio, n stuffs, almost everything and I like hardcore training too, but honestly, although my belly is much flatter than before but it is still fatty (not flat) . The question is, do I really need protein shakes, supplement for toned abs, or anything to accelerate the process so that I can get packs,muscles, well shaped bicep triceps faster as I like to do hardcore trainings? Or is there any other way for acceleration besides taking protein shakes or supplements? Please help. Thanks.
Matthias K give you the point! Also you can get some weight even if you dont't use protein. You need to eat after workout and eat food witch have proteins inside like chicken or fish and something like that. And yes, be patient
My co-workers look at me funny, but I love to mix an afternoon serving of casein with just a splash of water to make "frosting" because my other afternoon snacks weren't cutting it anymore. I'm much more satisfied with 1.1-1.25 grams of protein per body weight lately. It seems like so much more than most recommendations, but I get so darn hungry! Thanks for the post-I need to pass it along to my "cardio bunny" girlfriends!