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Purchasing A PROTEIN isn't Brain Surgery, but don’t underestimate the procedure either. Pick the wrong type and you’ll buy a lot more than you'll need. Even worse, spend under you need to and you'll not get acceptable results - or any improvements whatsoever. The kind (or types) of protein you choose, the quantity of protein per serving, and also the absence or presence of carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals, proteins, are also areas where one can wander down the wrong path. Avoid these along with other issues by using these simple rules. Work Out How MUCH You'll Need For many people,...

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If you haven’t already, it’s time to beef up your daybreak meal.  A study in the journal Obesity discovered that female subjects who consumed more calories at breakfast at the expense of calories later in the day experienced greater fat loss than those who took in substantially more calories at dinner than breakfast.  You need to burn more calories earlier in the day when your metabolism is higher, while later meals are more likely to go into fat storage.  Also, increasing the size of your breakfast products longer-lasting satiety and reduces the amount of food you eat at lunch.  (Oxygen...

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The branched chain amino acids (BCAA) include leucine, isoleucine and valine. They are essential amino acids, which means they must be consumed in the diet. They make up 33 percent of skeletal muscle and turn over rapidly during exercise. They are also essential for muscle protein synthesis, which is the building of proteins from amino acids. Researchers from Finland speculated that BCAA’s are also important regulators of fat metabolism. Increased BCAA use, particularly in fit people, boosts fatty acid use for fuel and spares muscle glycogen. Many bodybuilders and other athletes take BCAA supplements to promote protein synthesis and recovery...

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Sleep promotes repair and restoration. Peter Res from Maastricht University Medical Center, and colleagues, found that consuming 20 grams of casein protein 30 minutes before bedtime promoted protein synthesis more than a placebo. The test subjects performed a vigorous bout of weight training at 8 p.m. The supplement increased the rate of protein synthesis by 21 percent and boosted the overall protein balanced by more than 100 percent. The researchers used sophisticated isotropic labeling methods to accurately measure the rate of protein synthesis. This was an important study for bodybuilders and fitness enthusiasts. Consuming a protein supplement shortly after weight...

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I came across this information recently that will benefit everyone starting on their new years diet.   Unfortunately, people lose muscle when they try to lose weight, which leads to decreased strength, impaired mobility and premature death.  The challenge is how to help people attain a healthy weight without losing muscle.   A 13 week study of 80 obese older adults by Dutch scientists found that people fed a supplement containing whey protein, leucine and vitamin D maintained lean muscle during weight loss, compared to a control group.  Both groups participated in a weight training program.   So preserve your...

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