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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I need help regarding supplements :(
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi
Doctor :   iam.Dr. XXXXXXXX
User :   Can you help me with protein supplements
User :   ?
Doctor :   Please post your query
Doctor :   yes sure
Doctor :   sure
User :   I really dont know what protein brand and amount of protein to take.
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   May i know your age?
User :   20
Doctor :   Do you do workouts in gym?
Doctor :   are you taking good fruits , veg and eggs?
User :   No. But I workout at home. wait i will give you all details
User :   About me: Age: 20 years Height: 5'9" or 69" Weight: 69 kgs or 153 lbs Body Fat % : ~20% Indian, 100% vegetarian (can eat egg) Waist: 34.5" Chest: 36.5" Hips: 36.5" Wrist: 6.5" Neck: 15" Biceps: 13" I dont take more than 1800 calories a day. I dont eat much fast food. I dont think I eat more than 20-25 gm protein a day (by regular veg food that i eat thats why thinking for protein) My Aim: 1) Reduce waist line from 34.5" to 31" without any weight loss which will lead to decrease my body fat to 12% 2) Increase chest no more than 2-3" (I dont want to look like BIG SHOW) 3) Increase biceps to 2" .
Doctor :   ok
User :   I workout 4 days a week at home. To be correct, I am doing Mens Health Workout Belly off plan.
Doctor :   for a man who weighs 69 kg needs 69 gm of protein aday
Doctor :   good
User :   ok/ So what brand should I go for ?
Doctor :   very happy to know you are body conscious
Doctor :   did you try taking protenix powder
Doctor :   it is very good protein supplement
Doctor :   you can use it with milk or hot water
User :   I havent tried any powder coz I have researched that wrong amount of protein can lead to kidney stones etc. etc.
User :   ok and how many scoops should I take?
User :   in water?
Doctor :   i would advise you to go for eggs ,beans ,carrot etc to get protein tahn for supplements
Doctor :   take 1 - 2 scoops with milk
Doctor :   a day
Doctor :   take 1 egg a day
Doctor :   drink 10-15 glass of water a day
Doctor :   since when you take more protein
User :   ok.
Doctor :   you need more water to excrete the waste products
Doctor :   or else kidney will strain
User :   ok. I will do that definately.
User :   ok. What about Isopure Zero Carb Protein ? check here: WWW.WWWW.WW Doctor :   yes good
Doctor :   you weight is normal
User :   It had 50 gm protein a scoop so i think I can go for a half scoop.. what u say? or should i go for 1 scoop only?
Doctor :   since many of them contains
Doctor :   steroid and high dose creatinine
Doctor :   i would advis e you not to go for it
Doctor :   since it will damage your kidneys
User :   oh! does this really contain steroid?
Doctor :   and what ever you gain artificially will go when you stop them
Doctor :   yes it might be there hidden
Doctor :   so that those who buy it can get good body shape fast
Doctor :   and they get good selling
Doctor :   so be very careful
User :   Oh! So what should I do to get proteins? I am veg. and I live alone so cant cook food. :(
Doctor :   since natural weight and body gain is long lasting
Doctor :   and more powerful
Doctor :   you can take soya beans or soya chunks
Doctor :   take proteinex powder
Doctor :   it is safe
Doctor :   medically prescribed
Doctor :   take good amount of milk,beans ,onion,carrot etc
User :   ohk.. I heard soya is dangerous ?
User :   it reduces something called estrogen
User :   something
User :   i dont know
Doctor :   no you can take it once or twice in a weak
Doctor :   or else take spinach carrot
Doctor :   The protein content in vegetables is of inferior quality when compared to meat fat.
User :   ok.
Doctor :   Soybeans, quinoa (a grain), and spinach are some examples of high protein vegetables
User :   hmm.. i see.. ok. I will check out proteinex powder too if you say so..
User :   Thanks man for help.. May be I will again come back to you later. .. Thanks :-)
Doctor :   yes sure
Doctor :   BYE FOR NOW................
Doctor :   TAKE CARE...............
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