I know a lot of people take whey protein or some form of protein after they workout to help replenish their body. Sometimes I will do that but most of the time, i end up either not drinking anything and having just a glass of skim milk. Also when I make a shake, i usually end up using only 1 scope instead of the 2 that is normally recommended.
My question is, should I go with the 2 scopes? does your body really need two scopes of protein power? Ive heard that some people end up taking too much protein which is wasteful and ends up just being calories that is processed by your body. My goals are to get leaner while making my muscles more defined so my focus isnt necessarily packing on muscle. However, i still like to lift weights 1-2 times a week just to keep up, and I end up doing swimming/running on the other days.
Also, based on a normal diet say a salad, turkey/ham sandwich, and cold cereal, some other vegetables and meats like chicken or beef for both lunch and dinner, will your body ever "run out" of protein to devote to building muscle? after all, taking protein is so that your body doesnt run out right?
If not, how little protein is too little such that your body would have to resort to eating up muscle for protein?