Sat, August 14th, 2004, 08:23 PM
Hey yall! Well I finally got a treadmill and I've used it everyday...been walking about 4 miles a day! I've been doing it for about a week and I can tell a difference! I've noticed that I feel better and have more energy! But, I have a few questions! I want to continue losing weight but I was wondering if there is like a protein shake that I could drink that would help me. Someone said told me to start drinking protein shakes in the morning and at night but I don't want to look all big and bulky maybe lean but thats all....I don't understand all this stuff so could someone explain please?!?
Sat, August 14th, 2004, 10:02 PM
If all you are going to do is cardio I would say don't bother with a protein shake. You won't be putting on muscle anyway. I'd say just try and eat as healthy as possible and get adequate protein from your diet. Some use a protein shake or two as partial meal replacements to aid in weight loss but I wouldn't recommend that.
and about looking big and bulky? there is absolutely no way a treadmill will make you look big and bulky. It will slim you down though.
4 miles a day is excellent. the weight should drop off.
Sun, August 15th, 2004, 10:33 PM
Protein shakes are typically consumed when weight training. There is no need for them if you're doing just cardio. Keep up what you are doing, and you will get the results you want. Just give it some time. :gl:
Mon, August 16th, 2004, 12:07 PM
There is no reason to use a protein shake, unless you are not gettting enough protein from your regular diet and don't have the time or the appetite to get it from fish, poultry, meat, nuts, eggs, and other sources.
As long as you are getting 1 g of protein per kilogram of body weight, then you've got enough. Some people say you need more than that when you're lifting weights, but I'm not sure I agree.
Most of the people on this forum believe that weight loss is most efficient when you are getting 40% of your calories from protein, 40% from carbohydrates, and 20% of your daily calories from fat.