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Protein powder - any advice

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Givemestrengthorgin Wed 13-May-20 11:16:44

I'm doing a lot more running since the new year. When i was at the gym before lockdown the trainer did a test that measures body composition and my muscle mass had decreased from the previous time. She said it was because or the increase in running and that I needed to increase strength training and my protein intake. Looking at taking a protein powder but clueless about which one. I'm trying to lose weight so don't want one that will hinder that by being high in calories. Also, do I take it before or after my exercise?
Any advice much appreciated!

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LaLaLanded Wed 13-May-20 11:39:46

I use PhD Smart, which I like because it’s low in carbs and less than 100 calories per scoop. It also doesn’t have that horrid texture many of them do - the caramel in particular is actually very pleasant to eat. I mix it with 100g of ricotta and some almond milk, and eat that approx. 20 minutes after a run (having rehydrates gently).

Have you actually calculated how much protein you’re having daily though? Trainers are wont to tell you to eat more protein.

If I were you I’d calculate it over a couple of weeks and then see whether you need more. Strength training is a great idea.

Givemestrengthorgin Wed 13-May-20 16:20:09

Thanks @LaLaLanded I'll look at the company. I've started using my fitness pal and it's telling me this last week that I'm only eating around 50% of my recommended protein. Was quite shocked by that as I thought I had a reasonable amount.

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melissasummerfield Wed 13-May-20 16:22:31

I also recommend the phd smart protein - its is also great in porridge if you don't want to have shakes.

Currently on offer at holland and barratt but usually quite cheap on amazon too.

LaLaLanded Wed 13-May-20 18:37:30

@Givemestrengthorgin fair enough, protein powder it is!

Thanks @melissasummerfield I’m going to stock up on the offer!

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