Ask an expert

22 Nov 2005

Consumption of Protein Shakes

I am 24 years old and i consume protein shakes(one serving)
contains 23 g of protein, i consume one servinf per day.
I am 1.58 m and currently 50 kg, i also exercise 3 times a week,
will these shakes cause me to gain weight as i am trying to lose
Answer 376 views

01 Jan 0001

Dear Aamena
Seeing that your present BMI = 20, which is just below the ideal for your height, I cannot understand why you want to lose more weight. Please don't lose more weight and rather concentrate on doing your exercises to keep you trim and healthy. The shake will only cause weight gain if consuming those 23g of protein or 391 kJ per serving will increase your energy intake above your daily requirement.
Take care
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.
Voting Booth
Have you entered our Health of the Nation survey?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
32% - 9472 votes
68% - 20296 votes