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Our FAQs have been written by Gwen Gothard, Sport Performance Nutritionist.

When to drink protein shake?

The time to drink a protein shake can vary based on your goals, lifestyle, and preferences. Drinking a protein shake pre-workout (1-2hrs before) provides amino acids to the muscles for energy and muscle preservation. Consuming a protein shake post-workout (within 30 to 60 minutes) promotes muscle recovery and growth. Using a protein shakes as a snack/meal replacement between meals helps to support daily protein intake. Having a shake prior to bed will provide amino acids to the muscles through the night helping to support muscle recovery and growth.

Adjust consumption to suit your fitness goals and lifestyle.

Should you drink protein shakes on non-workout days / rest days?

This will depend on your individual dietary needs, fitness goals, and overall lifestyle. Protein shakes provide many benefits to an individual looking to lose weight, build muscle or reduce the number of unhealthy snacks between meals.

Protein is crucial for muscle repair and growth. Consuming protein on rest days can support the muscle recovery process. Protein shakes can provide a convenient and efficient way to meet your protein needs. Consuming protein shakes on rest days is advised if you are training to increase strength, lose weight or improve performance.

Should I drink protein shake before or after workout?

Drinking a protein shake before a workout can provide the body with necessary amino acids for energy, muscle maintenance and muscle preservation during the exercise session. Drinking a protein shake after a workout stimulates muscle protein synthesis, which is essential for muscle recovery and growth. For the best possible benefits, you can consume one before and one after training.

Can you drink protein shakes without eating?

You can drink a protein shake without eating a traditional meal, such as breakfast or a mid-afternoon snack. Protein shakes are a convenient and efficient way to supplement your protein intake, especially if you have dietary restrictions. Protein shakes are typically made from protein powder mixed with water, milk or a milk alternative. It is however, important you don’t rely solely on protein shakes as a replacement for whole food. Whole foods provide a wide range of vitamins, minerals, fibre and other nutrients. Consuming a diet lacking whole foods can lead to nutritional deficiencies.

When to drink protein shakes for weight loss female

Protein shakes can be used as a meal replacement at breakfast or as a snack between meals, to avoid unhealthy snacking. The key for successful weight loss is a combination of a healthy balanced diet, regular exercise, and consistency. Musashi Shred and Burn provides everything you need in one shake to support weight loss goals.