What Will a Protein Shake Really Do to Your Body?
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The myth of protein as a viable weight gaining macronutrient started in the ‘80s, somewhere between The Terminator and Hair Metal.

So why does the misinformation about protein and bulk persist when most protein shakes are only around 100 calories?

In this episode of That’s Healthy, Right? host Adam Bornstein looks at the scientific differences between proteins, fats, and carbs, what you can realistically expect from taking a protein shake, and your best dietary options for staying lean and gaining muscle.

To ask a question, read the transcript, or learn more, visit bornfitness.com/thats-healthy-right.

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A high-protein diet for reducing body fat: mechanisms and possible caveats — Nutrition and Metabolism
Effect of protein source and resistance training on body composition and sex hormones — Journal of International Society of Sports Nutrition
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Effects of protein intake and gender on body composition changes: a randomized clinical weight loss trial — Nutrition Metabolism
A controlled trial of protein enrichment of meal replacements for weight reduction with retention of lean body mass — Nutrition Journal
Effect of different protein sources on satiation and short-term satiety when consumed as a starter — Nutrition Journal
I Want to Look More Muscular. What’s the Best Way to Make Gains? – Born Fitness

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