I weigh about 200 lbs, and im trying to cut my body fat levels. how much protein should i be taking in daily on a calorie restricted diet, if i hope to maintain most of my muscle mass? is it ok to supplement with multiple protein shakes daily? are shakes as effective as protein rich foods?
Eat healthy, six times a day, up your cardio, you will not lose much mass if any at all. Most people have a " I will lose my mass " phobia
Uh...ya do lose mass....fat and water is mass too. Even on anabolic steroids you can lose a grip of muscle when dieting over a long period of time.
To the thread starter....
To try and keep as much LBM as possible while cutting...the trick is to do it slowly....1% of ur bodyweight per week is what you want to be losing....maybe a couple pounds a week. Keep protein up and meal frequency up and don't cut cals too quickly....cut them gradually until you start to lose the desired 1-2 pounds a week.
You still want to keep ur protein over 200 grams a day. Protein shakes all day to achieve this is not good though...get most of ur protein from real food....grilled fish/chicken/lean red meats/etc....get ur carbs from sweet potatoes/real oatmeal/brown rice/etc. I try to keep my shakes to 1 a day and it's PWO, when it's the most beneficial.
Originally Posted by B40
No gym for home, work out floor with 30, but is it for 20 like 30 lb when you no lift it to be for men, for 30 lbs instead? or half is 10 for 20 pounds?