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Hello,

 

When do I take protein shakes?

Right now I work out in the mornings. I don't take any food before I go to the gym. Once I return, I have my protein shake and then eat my usual food.

On non-gym days, I have it before breakfast.

So protein shakes are the first thing in my stomach daily. Is it ok to take them on an empty stomach? I eat after drinking them.

 

Thanks.

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Um, man don't train without having eaten. Eat, give yourself 30 mins - yes, gotta adjust life somehow, then train. It's good to be loaded with protein during your weight training but it's even more important to have a high protein meal after the training to restore the nitrogen balance. So - depending on what you have eaten last night, if you don't wake up too hungry - take one protein shake after your workout. If you wake up hungry or don't have much time to eat in the morning - take one small protein shake -like 15 grams (but a meal is a must in all cases), then workout, then take another shake - maybe 20 grams.

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