Burning fat and taking protein. Will it help?
Topic: Burning fat and taking protein. Will it help?
May 27, 2019 / By Blain Question:
I asked this already but no one answered. I currently am trying to burn 10 pounds of fat and replace it with about 4-5 lbs of muscle. I work out about 5-7 hours a week on an elliptical and I do some strength training. I have already changed my diet to be healthy with lots of veggies and fruit.
I feel like I am not consuming enough protein because i feel so weak and shaky at the gym even if I just ate. I want to tone up and become stronger. I am a female so I don't want to bulk up but will taking Whey Protein hinder my fat loss results? Will it even help me?
Best Answers: Burning fat and taking protein. Will it help?
Acey | 4 days ago
Whey Protein will help you only as a protein booster. You still need to take in your daily food. You can cut down and that will help a lot. Keep in mind that you have to lose 3500 Calories in order to burn 1lb of fat. Daily intake would be an average of 2000-3000 Calories. I use to take Whey Protein earlier this year, but I stopped and went for natural proteins. Even though there are no side-effects KNOWN to Whey Protein, I have a bad feeling everytime I drink it. To answer your question simply: Yes it will. Just don't make your diet a total composition of vegetables and fruits. Add your carbohydrates (bread, rice) and your proteins (egg, fish, chicken) into there. You can lose weight by eating less meals, eating a light dinner at an earlier time (your metabolism becomes lower before you sleep), and cutting down on fatty foods and junk foods. The protein only helps muscle growth, so unless you're thinking of bulking up like those women on American Gladiators, your Whey Protein isn't much of help to you. You can take small amounts if you wish to grow a bit of muscle, but the bigger they are, the more men you repel.
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Originally Answered: If I start taking whey protein, will it help me burn fat?
When people talk about consuming higher amounts of protein to burn fat, they are usually referring to a process called ketosis. This is partly true, that if you have a diet of mainly protein and very low carbs, you will go into ketosis for a period of time, but if you stay in that state for too long you will begin to burn muscle.
I got to tell you I try to avoid ketosis, because I just get too drained, and I feel like I get better results with a balanced diet. I like to eat about 1 part protein to 2 parts carbs and I through in some fats. What every I want as long as I don't consume too many calories in a day.
Here is a link about ketosis FYI http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ketosis
You goal should be to have a well balanced diet and remember moderation is the key. I would also focus on the workout aspect and try to incorporate some type of cross training into your routine. There are some fantastic workouts available at http://crossfit.com/ that with a little tenacity should deliver some reduction in body fat.
Hope this helps. If you want we have some smoothie videos using whey protein on our site.
you must find a diet calculator to see what you need. Cut carbohydrates, moderately. If you don't burn those within a couple of days, then your body stores them as fat for the upcoming weeks, years, etc.
You probably need 1.5 grams of protein / kg of body weight to pack muscle. 65 grams of fat total, and 65% being rich fatty acids (omega fatty acids). You'll want about 300-400 grams of carbohydrates (check that).
You should lift first, because youll burn the the muscle glucose and creatine in your muscle first. Then, do cardio for the rest of your workout. 30 minutes at (220 - your age)/2 beats per minute 2 - 3 times a week. Your body will pull the glucose, lipids, and fatty acids for your adipose (fat) tissue for energy, thus making you fitter.
Good luck to you!
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Don't take whey protein and not work out because most of it will turn into fat. Whey protein is not affiliated with the burning of fat; exercise is.
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I think it will help youa little but you better try to reduce you average meal because if you eat toomuch of proteins immediately after the exercise it will be meanless. Then try also coffee as your break fast.
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soups can be both filling and comforting try making a garden or bean soup with low salt broth and store in portion sized cups for later
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