Not sure if this is the right category, if not feel free to move it.
Anyway, I'm new to this forum, and pretty new to weight lifting. I'm looking to build muscle, and loose some excess fat. Yesterday I picked up a pass to my local gym, also I picked up a tub of whey protein isolate at costco. It was a good deal so I thought I'd try it.
I was just wondering how often I should take the protein? Tipically when I wake up in the morning before school or work I don't have time to make breakfast, so I take an instant breakfast mix. Generally at school I won't have too much protein, the only thing you can get there is deep fried chicken. I usually get home around 1:00 pm, from there I can make myself some chicken, eggs or something with protein in it. On a tipical workout day I'll go workout at around 1:30. Usually when I get home, I have a dinner which usually consists of vegetables, rice and some sort of meat (porkchops, chicken, turkey etc).
So my question to you guys - when during this day should I take my whey protein isolate shake? Should I do it around lunch time, before workout, after workout? I'm totally new to this, but hopefully you guys can help me out.