View Full Version : Lifting weights and dieting should i take protein shakes?

08-14-2006, 04:44 PM
Well i have heard that might diet is not great for keepimg muscle let alone building it cause i am not eating alot.. I eat 3 meals a day and one consist of cereal for breakfast..

So i thought maybe i should take a protein shake a day or something....? Would that hurt my weight loss or just help to build muscle.

I did start a fitday journal today.

Heres what i have eaten today..

grams cals %total
Total: 1556
Fat: 40 361 24%
Sat: 18 160 11%
Poly: 4 40 3%
Mono: 12 110 7%
Carbs: 222 801 54%
Fiber: 21 0 0%
Protein: 78 313 21%
Alcohol: 0 0 0%

08-14-2006, 05:15 PM
Will that be your whole day?

And do you weight more than a hundred pounds?

08-14-2006, 05:33 PM
LOL ya i weigh 215 but i need to lose 30 more pounds but i dont want to lose muscle or not be able to make new muscle so i didnt know if i should get more protein..?

And as low as that sounds it was a decent amount of food. cereal for breakfast and weight watcher meal with 2 slices or wheat bread for lunch and a sugar free pudding for a snack then for dinner had one and a half breaded and baked pork chops with green beans and mashed potatoes.

08-14-2006, 05:45 PM
Please read the cutting link in my sig. You'll see how much protein and fat you need, and it might give you a better idea of the calories.

I really don't care what your food choices are. www.fitday.com (http://www.fitday.com) - if the macros work, you're good.

08-15-2006, 05:35 PM
I ate right at 2000 calories today and my protein is at 145 compared to yesterdays 78 but my percentage for daily protein is 31% compared to yesterdays 21% that seems weird to me....:confused:

Am i really suppose to get 100% of daily recommended....

08-15-2006, 05:49 PM
That's a percentage of your calories, not daily amount.

145 x 4 = 580
580/2000 = 0.29
.29 x 100 = 29%

08-15-2006, 05:51 PM
O ok thanks.