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Thread: Lifting weights and dieting should i take protein shakes?

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    Lifting weights and dieting should i take protein shakes?

    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%
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    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.
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    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 - if the macros work, you're good.

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    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....

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

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    That's a percentage of your calories, not daily amount.

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

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