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    Protein shakes on rest days??

    Hi im currently taking protein shakes in the morning and evening after my work out, im also taking craze pre-workout. I train monday-tuesday then break on wednesday and train thursday and then once over the weekend. What i want to know is should i be taking my protein shakes on days when i wont be working out?? Im trying to gain muscle and definition but dont want to put on too much weight and look a bit podgy. Any advice please??

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    Protein doesn't contain much energy so it wont make you "podgy". Just make sure you hit your daily needs.

    I take a shake every morning with my breakfast and a gainer/recovery-shake post workout.
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    The only way you would get pudgy is going over your maintenance calories. It all comes down to cals burned vs cals consumed. Protein on rest days is fine. Just hit your macronutrients and you will be fine.
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    Protein supplements are meant to do just that- supplement your diet. If you're not getting enough protein, go ahead and take it, even on off days.
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    Originally Posted by MJP1991 View Post
    Hi im currently taking protein shakes in the morning and evening after my work out, im also taking craze pre-workout. I train monday-tuesday then break on wednesday and train thursday and then once over the weekend. What i want to know is should i be taking my protein shakes on days when i wont be working out?? Im trying to gain muscle and definition but dont want to put on too much weight and look a bit podgy. Any advice please??

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    If you can not get the protein from your diet, then take your shake. Its called a supplement for a reason..
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    Protein supplements should only be used when you can't get all the protein from your everyday diet. This includes off days.
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    As others have said protein powder is a suppliment and should used IF your not getting enough protein through your normal diet with whole foods
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