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Austen McCoy
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2018/09/12 10:58:05 (permalink)
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Protein shakes vs fat burners

sorry to keep asking questions, but....
I'm currently taking fat burners to try and shed some of the flab round the middle area, only been taking them a couple of days, but I am training hard, and keep being told if I'm training as hard as I am, I should be taking protein shakes.
the question is, are the fat burners and protein shakes going to work against each other, as I have heard that protein shakes can make you put on weight, especially if you don't train hard enough (although I'm told I am training hard enough), although not sure if this is muscle weight or fat weight.
may sound like a stupid question, but it's been worrying me :oops:
any help or advice gratefully received
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    stinking_dylan
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    Re: Protein shakes vs fat burners 2018/09/12 11:14:16 (permalink)
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    Protein shakes will not make you put on weight unless you're eating too many calories, in which case it's hardly the fault of the protein shake.  Just factor it into your calorie total.
     
    The fat burners are pretty much pointless. The only thing which provides any assistance is the thermogenic effect, which you'll get from a cup of coffee.

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    Re: Protein shakes vs fat burners 2018/09/12 11:15:18 (permalink)
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    The simple answer is no.
     
    Overall calories are what is key to weight loss. Consume too much and don't expend enough energy, you gain weight.
     
    If you're in a sensible calorie deficit, and eating and training smartly, you will lose weight.
     
    Fat burners are not a magic pill, so please don't rely upon them. The above is what is crucial. 
     
     

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    Re: Protein shakes vs fat burners 2018/09/12 11:16:43 (permalink)
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    you need to put down the supplements and do some reading on basic nutrition.
     
    'fat burners' are essentially just expensive caffeine pills/capsules (unless you've gone for some of the stronger, more exotic products (more on them later)). They're good for a mid morning/mid afternoon pick me up and as a mild appetite suppresant. They're not going to shift flab around any area, middle or otherwise.
     
    Protein powders are a food source and should be treated as such. You'll put on weight if you're consuming a caloric excess (i.e. eating more than you burn in a day) and this is regardless of whether it's from too much ice cream, pizza or protein powder. Whoever told you you'll put weight on from protein powders is misguided at best.
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    Re: Protein shakes vs fat burners 2018/09/15 10:31:20 (permalink)
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    Austen McCoy
    are the fat burners and protein shakes going to work against each other,

    No, they are not going to work against each other, it's not the same supplements and their action is different. Protein is just a building blocks for muscles and fat-burner goes not this way.
    If you're cutting and taking protein and fat burner it's ok. It's better to watch your calorie intake
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    Re: Protein shakes vs fat burners 2018/10/02 13:32:00 (permalink)
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    Answer is easy. Both 


    yea, no - it isn't
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    Re: Protein shakes vs fat burners 2018/10/02 16:56:25 (permalink)
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    Those that have said they'll make you gain weight may be referring to the 'mass gainer' protein shakes that contain the likes of dextrose and maltodextrin, simple carbs that bump up the calories. A 25g serving of simple protein powder will only be around 100 calories
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