How to Drink Whey Protein During a Workout

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Whey protein powder with a cup and weights. (Image: Lecic/iStock/Getty Images)

Whey protein is used to enhance workout performance and promote faster weight loss. According to MayoClinic.com, whey protein as an effective supplement might not be a myth. Whey protein helps repair and rebuild your muscles. It also helps replace nutrient loss during your workout session. Drink whey protein during exercise sessions to refuel your body.

Step 1

Select the right amount of whey protein powder to increase strength and endurance. For building strength, you should take up to 45 grams of whey protein powder during your workout session, three times weekly, recommends MayoClinic.com. Continue to do this for up to 14 weeks.

Step 2

Use the right amount of whey protein if your goal is fat loss. This type of protein can double as a strength training enhancer and weight loss promoting supplement, according to MayoClinic.com. If your goal is to lose weight, drink up to 50 grams of whey protein during your workout session, recommends MayoClinic.com.

Step 3

Mix your whey protein drink with fruit for added benefit. Foods that are high in antioxidants complement whey protein powder. Antioxidants improve blood flow to your muscles – resulting in a more efficient workout session. Mix whey protein powder with strawberries, ice and bananas to drink during workout sessions.

Step 4

Select a flavor of whey protein that you enjoy. This supplement comes in a variety of flavors, including chocolate, vanilla and strawberry. Selecting the right flavor for your preference will help encourage you to drink the supplement during workout sessions.

Things You'll Need

  • Whey protein powder

  • Ice cubes

  • Berries

  • Bananas

Tip

Make sure to eat a light snack about an hour before your workout. Doing this will help give you more energy before your workout session. Whole-wheat crackers topped with almond butter or string cheese and nuts are a couple of options.

Warning

Before taking any supplement, always talk with your doctor. He can help you determine if drinking a whey protein supplement is right for your situation and determine dosing information.

Supplements have the potential to interact with other medications you might be taking. Discuss this with your doctor.

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