Proper Use of Protein to Gain Weight…

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Question: When should I take protein? What is the best type of protein to use? How much protein do I need if I want to gain weight for football? If I eat too much protein does it turn to fat?
Answer: Protein plays an important role for both gaining and losing weight. Considering protein is the second largest component of skeletal muscle and muscle is necessary for maintaining your metabolism. When you are trying to grow more muscle how much protein you eat is an important subject. When you train and there is a difference between working out and training – we even have a saying at our gym, “anyone can workout, we train,” – training requires sound nutrition. After you finish your training your body is need of water, protein and carbohydrates. Intense workouts are demanding and for about 45 minutes after completing your session whey protein is just what your body needs. It is quickly digested and absorbed. Then after another hour after that you will probably want to eat a balanced meal consisting of a protein source like 6 to 8 ounces of chicken or lean beef and simple carbs which could be brown rice or a sweet potato. A large serving of a steamed vegetable like broccoli is also a good idea.
Isolated whey protein is easily digested and absorbed so it is good to use after training. Calcium Caseinate protein is slower to break down and moves slowly through the digestion process. this is a good choice for a late night shake if you are interested in growth. A good rule to follow is to consume one gram of protein for every pound of bodyweight. In general, consume 1.5 times your bodyweight in carbohydrates and the remaining 20% of your calories from healthy fat sources.
Anytime you eat more calories than you are burning off for energy you stand the chance of gaining fat but understand it is much easier for your body to convert excess dietary fat to stored fat or even to store excess carbohydrates as fat than it is to convert protein into stored fat. The key is to get enough protein, fat and carbohydrates in order to grow and not so much as to gain body fat in the process.
God bless and keep training,
Daryl

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