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If you are not losing weight your diet is still too high in calories which could even mean that you are dishing larger portions than what you dietician advised you or maybe the calories are just too high for your energy outset! Alternatively you could check with her if she thinks you are Insulin Resistant – as that is a hormonal misbalance that prevents people for losing weight even though the eat correctly and exercise.
Protein shakes are best taken within 45 minutes of completing your training as it counts as liquid food to ensure you hit the window period of refueling and rebuilding the body. Whey is a fast absorbing protein and therefore best taken after training while protein casseinate is a slow release protein and therefore taken as the last meal, at night. Proteins shakes are expensive food and a luxury for people that need to include huge amounts of it into their diet – your regime will only necessitate one serving of about 25g protein for a smaller frame and about 40g protein for a larger frame. Whey protein shakes usually have virtually no carbs added and is low in fat. Meal replacements shakes can have about half or the same amount of carbs as the protein content. Only mass gaining products will contain higher amounts of carbs.
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