Should you take protein every day, or just the days you work out?

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  1. subwoofer

    subwoofer OT Supporter

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    I'm not too sure about this. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
     
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    i dont even eat days i dont workout
     
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    How many days do you NOT eat protein?

    And yes- your protein intake, whether from food or powder, should be pretty much consistent day to day.

    EDIT: I don't mean to sound snarky. But you make it sound like protein is a drug or a supplement- it's not. It's food, and you need it whether you're working out or not. Don't get over-reliant on powders either; I don't know what your goals are but if you're dieting, real food is far more satiating. If you're bulking, shakes are great for being easy to drink and less filling.
     
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    keeps my metabolism low and preserves my glycogen stores.
     
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    I'm gonna assume he was talking about protein shakes being necessary on non-workout days.
    And the answer to that would be:
    No, it is not necessary. Use it if your macros are not where they need to be, or if you need some quick protein.
    If you're eating enough food and protein rich food specifically, you don't really need it. I would still advise it for post-workout though.
     
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    Damn there eery day
     
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    It seems to vary from individual to individual (like almost every other aspect of bodybuilding -- imagine that). For me, I get best results if I eat a little less carbs on my off days than on my on days. But I would keep your protein intake up every day. Even if it's an off day, your muscles are probably still repairing from the day before.
     
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    It all depends on your diet. Protein isn't just something to help a workout, it's part of your daily eating and is necessary for your body to grow. If you're not getting enough from food (which you probably aren't), then add in some whey.
     
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    i only take one scoop in the morning on non workout days but on workout days a scoop about a 2 hours before the gym and then 2 scoops imediately after
     
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    I only take carbs and fat on off days.
     
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    i take it rectally for faster absortion
     
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    I take it everyday it makes me strong.
     
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    Yes I was speaking in regards to protein shakes. I was working out for a couple months without taking any supplements at all. Recently purchased some whey protein. Makes sense thanks for the info.
     
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