Tim T asked in HealthDiet & Fitness · 8 years ago

Would using a protein shake as a meal replacement help me lose weight?

the protein is muscle milk collegiate 40g of protein, 90g of carbs, 4g fiber, 580 calories per 4 scoops.

I am trying to lose weight and maintain muscle mass.

15 Answers

  • 8 years ago
    Favourite answer

    Whether you want to gain weight, lose weight, add muscle, or maintain, you should use the same diet. In other words, everyone should be eating essentially the same macro nutrients (carbs, fats, protein), micro nutrients (vitamins, minerals, fiber, etc.) barring special health or medical considerations because we all have essentially the same physiognomy and there is only one version of peak health. Loading yourself up on a supplement with from a manufacturer with a bad reputation and missing the constellation of nutrients your body needs can hardly be a good way to accomplish anything.

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    If you think you can't cut while bulking, think again. There is no reason why anyone cannot lose fat and build muscle at the same time. Amateur bodybuilders often use "bulking" and "cutting" cycles to build muscle. However, they only do that because they believe a popular myth which comes from supplement advertising.

    Decades ago supplement sellers such as Ryan DeLuca, who recently sold supplement scam-site bodybuilding.com for about $100 million, realized there was a fortune to be made creating new markets for new but worthless products. Their target demographic, the credulous and naive young male hobby bodybuilder, was easily swayed by product advertising and would spend money on just about anything believed to create big muscles. So, the supplement makers began promoting the myth that building muscle mass required "bulking" and "cutting" phases. After all, bodybuilders naturally "cut" (dieted in the extreme) before contests for that "ripped" look after being less strict while building their bulk between contests. So, it was a short leap from what pro bodybuilders actually did to making gullible amateur bodybuilders believe muscle HAD to be built in that manner. And, promoting that myth meant the supplement sellers could peddle mass gainers and fat burners...two new products (which were essentially worthless) which could generate new revenue streams and more profit. So, they began advertising in earnest and the result is we now have a whole generation of young male wannabes who think they have to bulk and cut to build muscle.

    The truth, of course, is there is no good science to support the bulking and cutting cycle method. It's pure fantasy cooked up for profit and the suckers are shopping at GNC in droves pumping cold hard cash into a market which can do no more than pollute their systems with junk they don't need. Anyone who can build muscle can reach their genetic max with nothing more than good food, optimal training, ample sleep, and plenty of hydration.

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    Note - Muscle Milk was found to be contaminated in at least one independent lab study and Cytosport, the maker, was warned by the US FTC for false advertising.

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    Good luck and good health!!

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    4 years ago

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  • 4 years ago

    out at the bar order a water between every drink

  • Shane
    Lv 5
    4 years ago

    don t spend more time in front of the television

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  • Jared
    Lv 5
    4 years ago

    stand while styling your hair and putting on makeup

  • 4 years ago

    Eat grapefruit before each meal

  • 8 years ago

    no, protein shakes are meant to put on weight and muscle, look for shakes that say "dietary supplement"

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    create emergency packs filled with healthy foods such as nuts fruits or sliced vegetables to help you avoid unhealthy temptations

  • 4 years ago

    stay up on a unicycle for 20 minutes

  • 5 years ago

    paint your own toe nails instead of sitting for a pedicure

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