Does soy protein powder make you gain weight?

Does soy protein powder make you gain weight? Topic: Does soy protein powder make you gain weight?
June 16, 2019 / By Abital
Question: I run 30 mins. in the morning and 30 mins. in the evening, so I bought some because I know I'm in need of protein. If soy protein powder can make me gain weight, is there anything I can do or eat to prevent it?
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Swithun Swithun | 5 days ago
Anything will make you gain weight if you eat too much of it. Are you a vegetarian? If not why not just eat some meat. Most people are not deficient in protein especially men as they tend to eat more meat. I am wondering how you know you are in need of protein. If it is because you run 30 mins twice a day then this is not a good reason I'm afraid. Also you will not build muscle bulk by running 30 mins twice a day it's the wrong energy system and and muscle fiber type. yes as the chap stated protein powders can cause fluid retention which may add a little weight. Leave the protein powder if you do not want to gain weight and just have a healthy diet eating small and regularly. Add some resistance training to your weekly regime and if you control your calorific intake, rest well and drink plenty of water you will see the weight come off.
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Swithun Originally Answered: Does Protein Powder Make You Gain Weight ?
Protein powder definitely does NOT make you gain weight (unless you drink large quantities of it). Protein is used by the body to repair damage and build new tissue. When people work out with heavy weights they hypertrophy their muscles (force them to grow) - thus they need a greater intake of protein to ensure that their muscles remain fed. To increase your weight you must increase the amount of calories you eat - so that you eat more than your body needs. Provided you eat healthily - this will go on as a healthy mix of muscle and fat. If you eat junk food, this will go on as majority fat.

Patrick Patrick
Not really. I've been vegetarian for all my life. I'm 14 and weigh 89 lbs. I really need to gain weight, though I do get my daily supply of protein from soy milk. Powder doesn't taste as good as milk. If you want protein, and if you're not a vegan, you can go for eggs. But, if you're like me, and you don't eat eggs, I would try soy milk. Good Luck.
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Lorin Lorin
well...there's a couple ways of looking at this. in short, yes soy protein powder can make you gain weight...but not in the way you might be thinking. soy protein contains lots of estrogen which can cause fluid retention in the body. often girls who start birth control complain that they "gain weight" from starting on their pills but its just fluid retention. so when you weigh yourself you may be "heaver" but its only because you're holding onto water more than you would before. when you stop the soy protein the fluid retention also stops so you lose the extra lb or so that you gained. by taking protein supplements in general it makes it easy for our body to build muscle so if you're running lots then you may be building muscles as well...and muscle is heavy!
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Jaycob Jaycob
You will probably gain muscle weight, the extra protein from the soy going to build them up faster. Why worry about muscle weight though, the cardio exercise you are doing will keep you from getting too bulky if that is what you are afraid of.
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Jaycob Originally Answered: Can I use Protein powder to gain muscle weight?
Masturbation is not a problem brother. I was the same when I was 17...I started gym when I was 18 and ate a lot of bananas, rice, boiled potatoes and other carbs but believe me nothing worked as protein shake. If you can afford it then go for whey protein or just tell your budget to the instructor. However, you can also buy online these days. Drink protein shake and exercise REGULARLY.....believe me I have gained some weight I am 6 feet and was just 55....now I am 64 and want to gain more.... Last tip: make sure your mum doesnt know about protein powder rates lol....My mum would have killed me if she saw the price tag....plus make your parents understand that this is just protein extract not any steroids and are safe.(that's a big problem in India, people think all supplements mean steroids. Good Luck

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