After I workout, I take two scoops of whey protein with water. When should I eat afterwards? Is 45 minutes okay? I just want to make sure my body is not trying to absorb the whey protein and the whole food protein I am eating too. (at the same time)
Whenever you like !
The limit to how much protein your body can absorb in a meal is not worth worrying about (unless you're consuming exorbitant amounts that would leave wild beasts in awe).
See this article by Alan Aragon for a more in-depth explanation:
http://www.wannabebig.com/diet-and-nutr … ngle-meal/
You don't know what it is? It's basically a fast acting protein that goes into your body faster than other types of protein. A supplement/meal replacement.
Milk protein(casein) is slower than whey. Whey also has amino acids in it to help body recover.
..so why not just eat food rather than a supplement or replacement...or is it about getting something into your system quick?
...i get you...i used to eat a certain way when i was travelling on my bicycle..to keep my energy up or i could 'boink' (that's my term) and lose all my energy and still have to ride back home.
I consume my post-workout shake and just use hunger as a guide after that. Sometimes I'm starving 15 minutes later, but usually it's 30 minutes to an hour later when I have my next meal.
agree with the other reply, you can just eat as soon as you are hungry.
also re: "why not just eat food?", it's mostly a matter of convenience. Especially immediately after training, you can slam down a nice cold shake easily enough, but it might take a little while before you feel like sitting down to a meal.
Whey is a whole food anyway so using it (or other protein supplements) is nothing to be concerned about in my opinion.
It is very true that the body absorbs nutrients more efficiently within the first 45 minutes of training. But taking protein anytime throughout the day is quite alright. There is no specific time that is absolutely necessary, but consuming it within that window will maximize absorbtion.
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