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    specialk12 is offline First Set
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    N-Large (should I drink my protein shake)

    I recently bought a protein shake called N-large square. Its a mass gainer whey protein shake. (tastes great by the way, its vanilla) anyways.....I wanted to knw if I should drink it even on my off days from working out. I know I should drink it after workouts, but what about when I'm not working out???

    Another question......you know that some of these protein shakes comes withh a scoop. It says that I should put in 4 scoops but I usually put in half that amount. I am 5'10" and weight 148(gained a lb in a week)

    How many grams come in 1 of those scoops??

    How many calories in 1 gram??It says that 4 scoops contain152g so I'm guessing 1 scoop has 38g. So that goes back to my second question.

    I'm trying to learn g, calories, and all that stuff so I can give myself a better diet.

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    pmoe33 is offline Warming Up
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    I don't know about the rest but:
    1g Protein or Carb = 4 calories
    1g fat = 9 calories

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    NWRolla is offline Joe Blow
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    ya take protien even on your off days and even other times than just getting done working out. muscles heal after being worked out and they need protien to rebuild and get stronger (if you dont supply your muscles with protien, then they will cannibolize off your other muscles to get the protien they need). a good rule to follow is take 1-1.5 gram(s) of protien for every pound on you. (ie i weigh 160 lbs, so i take 240 grams of protien every day, and yes even off days). good luck. PEACE!

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    specialk12 is offline First Set
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    ok I weigh 158 so I should take 222grams of protein everyday, right?? If so, how many of those scopes should I put into my blender??? It says 38g per scoop, so in my case I should put in 6 scoops, right??

    148*1.5=222
    38g per scoop
    38*6=228

    so 6 scoops, right??

    that sounds kind of a lot don't you think, or am I not getting it



    Please help..

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    specialk12 is offline First Set
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    i meant to say "I weightg 148 not 158" sorry about that

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    abear is offline Forum O.G.
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    a weight gainer is pretty much just calories in powder form. if you cant eat a certain amount of calories in a day or if you dont have time to eat at a certain time of the day, mix one of these up in water or milk and you have a quick source of calories.

    these are used in addition to your other meals. so if you're aiming for 222 grams of protein per day, this would come from the nlarge plus your other meals during the day. it sounds like you're trying to get all your protein from the nlarge. correct me if i'm wrong.

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    specialk12 is offline First Set
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    no not really, I'm eating certin foods for my diet, but ontop of that I am drinking my N-large protein shake..


    can anyone answer my question on how many scoops I need. I wanna know if I'm doing it right.

    I want to put in enough for every lb I weigh, in my case I weigh 148 so i'm guessing 222 g of that stuff, which is or is not 6 scoops???


    thanks

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    specialk12 is offline First Set
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    rgtf

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    38g of protein per scoop sounds like a lot to me -you'd better check thats correct. if it is, your body will utilise around 25g of protein at a time and the rest will be burned for energy, or stored as fat.

    Like abear says, the shake is just an added bonus, aim to eat plenty of protein in your solid food, i.e. meat, fish, nuts, dairy etc. Work out how many grams you are getting from this food, then consume the remainder in shake form.

    I would say that 1g of protein per lb of body weight is sufficien tunless you are working out very hard with heavy weights.

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    specialk12 is offline First Set
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    i know, but the problem is how can i work out how many grams I am getting from the food I eat. It seems like tedious work to me. I dont wanna measure exaclty how many grams I eat everytime I eat. How can I get an estimate on how many grams I am getting from the food I eat. Do I need a scale or something??

    I checked the supplement facts for N-large and this is what it says:

    "Serving size 4 scoops (152g) Servings per container 11"

    What does this mean, can someone explain it to me in simpler terms, I 'm dumb when it comes to figuring out this ****.

    How do you know MY body will utilise around 25g of protein at a time. Does that apply to everyone. I am 25, 5'11" and weigh 148lbs. I eat meat, fish, dairy etc. ontop of my protein shake But its the grams that I have trouble with.

    I know I need to eat a certain amount of calories to keep my weight the same and to increase it I need to add about 500 more calories, but I have some trouble reading the nutritional or suppmental facts. Like for example for my N-large protein shake, it says that 4 scoops equal 152g. that means 1 scoop is 38g.

    they say a good rule to follow is to eat 1-1.5g of protein for every pound on me so.....

    I weigh 148.

    148*1.5=222
    38g per scoop
    38*6=228g of protein everyday, including off days

    so 6 scoops, right??

    thats how I understand it.....can someone please CLARIFY it to me...thanx

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    jasondragon is offline First Set
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    I use N-Large 2. One serving is 4 scoops that contains 52g of protein. If you simply divide the 52g / 4 that equals 13g of protein per scoop.

    Remember too that you'll get protein from your other meals so you don't have to rely on the entire supplement to get your protein needs. Do your best to stick to whole foods and use the supplements as convience. Typically drink some of the n-large right before your weights workout, and then finish it immediately after.

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    specialk12 is offline First Set
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    actually it says that 4 scoops contains 152g not 52g.
    so 152g/4 equals 38g per scoop not 13

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    *laughs* I am using N-Large 2. I did my best to search up N-Large but I couldn't find it, so I used what I had as an example.

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    jasondragon is offline First Set
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    BTW, I seriously doubt that one serving of N-Large (4 scoops) contains 152g of protein. Can you post a link to a site that has the nutrition label?

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    So I found the nutrition information. Here it is posted below:

    Nutrition Facts:
    Serving Size (g) 152
    Servings Per 11
    Calories 600
    Fat Calories 55
    Total Fat (g) 6
    Sat. Fat (g) 4
    Cholesterol (mg) 100
    Sodium (mg) 150
    Total Carbs (g) 86
    Dietary Fiber (g) 2
    Sugars (g) 28
    Proteins (g) 52

    The 152g is the total serving size. There are 52g of protein in 4 scoops, therefore 1 scoop = 13g

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