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    Over the christmas period i started using Stripfast protein shakes as a meal replacement for lunch, just to budge some the xmas weight since i was away from the gym for a month since had gone home for the holidays. However now i'm back at university and going gym 5/6 days a week of mostly intense cardio and i still drink one shake a day (to finish the tub and also because i was told it helps with muscle repair). However my friend just said how i wont get thinner if i keep drinking it?I'm confused as didn't think would make a difference :/
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    Protein shakes are low in calories and thus will be helping you as a meal replacement.

    Track calories using 'myfitnesspal' (free app). Job done
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    (Original post by ~ Aquamarine ~)
    Over the christmas period i started using Stripfast protein shakes as a meal replacement for lunch, just to budge some the xmas weight since i was away from the gym for a month since had gone home for the holidays. However now i'm back at university and going gym 5/6 days a week of mostly intense cardio and i still drink one shake a day (to finish the tub and also because i was told it helps with muscle repair). However my friend just said how i wont get thinner if i keep drinking it?I'm confused as didn't think would make a difference :/
    If you're still using it as a meal replacement, then I don't see why you would gain or lose weight. I'd be more worried that you're missing out on nutrients and fibre from whole foods.

    If you're just drinking it between meals without any muscles to be repaired, then you'll gain weight, since the protein will be converted to fat.
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    Look at the ingredients. If it has sweeteners added to it, it could give you craving which might make you more prone to overeating. But it's not fattening in and of itself.
    Usually protein does the opposite... it fills you up and satisfies you for longer which makes you crave less. I use unflavoured protein, though, so I'm not sure whether flavoured kinds affect craving. As others say, you'll be wanting to make sure you get in nutritious foods too...
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    (Original post by Kagutsuchi)
    If you're still using it as a meal replacement, then I don't see why you would gain or lose weight. I'd be more worried that you're missing out on nutrients and fibre from whole foods.

    If you're just drinking it between meals without any muscles to be repaired, then you'll gain weight, since the protein will be converted to fat.
    Agree with first paragraph but it won't be converted to fat unless OP is in a calorific surplus.

    So in other words, if using a protein shake is keeping your hunger at bay then stick at it.

    But if you do use weights as well then you'll do even better and with a bit of dreaded cardio thrown in you can eat far more.
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    (Original post by ~ Aquamarine ~)
    Over the christmas period i started using Stripfast protein shakes as a meal replacement for lunch, just to budge some the xmas weight since i was away from the gym for a month since had gone home for the holidays. However now i'm back at university and going gym 5/6 days a week of mostly intense cardio and i still drink one shake a day (to finish the tub and also because i was told it helps with muscle repair). However my friend just said how i wont get thinner if i keep drinking it?I'm confused as didn't think would make a difference :/
    If you're in a caloric deficit then you'll be losing weight, if not then you'll be stable or gaining weight. Only way to find out is weighing yourself and counting calories.

    Be careful that your other meals are nutrient dense - lots of veg etc.

    (Original post by Kagutsuchi)
    If you're still using it as a meal replacement, then I don't see why you would gain or lose weight. I'd be more worried that you're missing out on nutrients and fibre from whole foods.

    If you're just drinking it between meals without any muscles to be repaired, then you'll gain weight, since the protein will be converted to fat.
    You can't put on fat if you're in a caloric deficit
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    (Original post by Angry cucumber)
    You can't put on fat if you're in a caloric deficit
    I concur wholeheartedly.
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    (Original post by Unistudent77)
    Agree with first paragraph but it won't be converted to fat unless OP is in a calorific surplus.

    So in other words, if using a protein shake is keeping your hunger at bay then stick at it.

    But if you do use weights as well then you'll do even better and with a bit of dreaded cardio thrown in you can eat far more.
    I concur wholeheartedly.
 
 
 
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