Are protein shake diets healthy?

Are protein shake diets healthy? Topic: Are protein shake diets healthy?
June 16, 2019 / By Alanna
Question: I started a protein shake diet about 2 days ago. It has proteins, a little bit of carbs and I'm taking supplements as well. The diet is supposed to last 28 days with me having only one meal a week and at least 5 days of lifting weights. Is this a bad choice or has anyone done it with good results? Can anyone please give me advice on how to do this properly? My caloric intake is 1200 calories not including the calories from the 2% milk. And on lifting days, my caloric intake is a little higher...1500 calories. What I meant by one meal a week is one food meal...along the lines of chicken breast and veggies. I am doing five meals a day of the protein shakes...
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Trent Trent | 4 days ago
Protein shakes are healthy…they are food in powdered form. It is illegal to lie on a nutrition label, so what you see there should be pretty darn accurate. Lifting weights 5 times a week is fine. I recommend that you do a split routine, and not the same routine every day you are there. Example: Day 1: Chest Day 2: Legs Day 3: Back Day 4: Shoulders Day 5: Biceps and Triceps You say that you only eat one meal per week…was that a typo? You should be eating every 2.5-3 hours, making sure to get some high quality protein with every meal. You should end up with more than 5 meals a day, which is more than 35 meals per week…not just 1. See my first source for tons of fat loss info. See my second source for tons of muscle gaining info. My last source is found within the others, but I link is separately because it is the best one, in my opinion.
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Trent Originally Answered: Are Protein Shake Diets safe?
Diet of only protein is not recommended. But one of protein and fat is a safe way to go (fats are used as the fuel source instead of carbs). I've known quite a few people who have great success using it to jumpstart a weightloss diet. Just google around at the fitness forums for fitness logs about keto diets, the "velocity diet" or ckd diet.

Reese Reese
distracted dining will get you in trouble avoid eating in front of a television or in a movie theater as you re bound to consume more calories
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Maynard Maynard
never eat any snack food out of the box carton or bag it came in you re less likely to overeat if you separate snacks into appropriate fist sized servings
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Joel Joel
forget the dried cranberries which have added sugar and add a half cup of fresh berries to top off your salad
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Grier Grier
limit if not eliminate all extras like butter mayonnaise ketchup dressing added sugar added oil etc
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Grier Originally Answered: Protein Shake Diet Help?
First off, it's fantastic that you're getting in shape. I'm an exercise physiology major, so I can help you out some. 1. don't train the same muscle groups every day, your muscles need time to grow and regenerate, so you need to take at least one day off from working out one particular group. - sounds like that's what you're doing, so definitely keep that up 2. Try taking a day off or at least doing very light exercises one day, like just walk or do light jogging on your day off, you're body and muscles need to rest, so they can grow faster and so that you don't feel fatigued. don't overwork your body too much. 3. add cardio to your regime --- it gets your heart in shape and helps you burn fat. When you lift weights you're building muscle mass, but not burning a significant amount of fat (indirectly yes, but everyone needs cardio---it gets the job done). 4. i know this might surprise you, but you need to add carbs to your diet, your body derives its energy from carbs. But eat healthy carbs and get lots of fiber (makes you feel fuller) --- eat whole wheat products (whole wheat bread, oatmeal, whole wheat pasta, etc) 5. you can't survive off of protein shakes alone (this is unhealthy), your body needs other nutrients. also, too much of anything isn't good! eat fish for omega-3, drink water, take one-a-day multivitamins. if you want to decrease your calories (you still need them for energy tho ---- then maybe try a more vegetarian diet but add chicken (protein) and fish. I say add chicken because you need to alternate with that and your shakes. also, peanut butter and almond butter have lots of protein, but you can find other foods with protein too, diversify your protein intake. 6. Make sure the supplements you're taking are FDA approved (it'll be on the jar somewhere ---- usually in fine print --- go figure lol). Dietary products must say if they are or aren't FDA approved, so it's definitely on there. I say to get FDA approved products because if it's not approved by the FDA all sorts of crap could be in there that you shouldn't be taking. FDA approved is safer anyway. 7. If you continued your current regime, you'll be put too much stress on your body and you'll start to suffer sooner or later and if you lose too much weight too fast, you'll have saggy skin for sure. Definitely diversify your diet to provide your body with the nutrients it needs to keep you healthy. I say you should reach your goal in like 6-8months ( I know it seems like forever, but it's the healthiest way). Good luck!

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