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Overdosing Protein Post-Workout

Levente 2 years ago in Diet and Nutrition updated by Marc Lobliner 2 years ago 1

I am wondering if it is really beneficial double or even triple scooping your Protein Powder after working out. 


Lot of people I know take 2-3 scoops of Protein Powder post-workout. 


Is it not too much at once? 


And can your body really absorb all the protein or are you just consuming unnecessary calories and wasting your money?

It depends on overall intake. If at 1g per pound of bodyweight daily, it doesn't matter when you eat it. But excess will simply be converted to carbs via gluconeogensis. So not a waste, it will just be used for energy.