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Answer: Sports Nutrition Editor
It depends on your metabolism, training style and current eating habits. I use MRP's since I miss meals and train several days a week. I need slightly more calories than a pure protein powder to maintain muscle and keep my energy levels up. I like Champion Nutrition Ultramet
, EAS Myoplex Deluxe
or Fitness Labs Nutrafit
. They are packed with nutrients and taste great!
However, if I am dieting for fat loss, I will use a protein only powder such as Next Proteins Designer Whey
, Fitness Labs WheyFit Isolate
, or a similar product. The lower calories and lower carbs in a high protein powder allow me to go into a "calorie deficit" and yet still consume adequate protein which is critical for maintaining hard earned muscle while dieting. Answer: Lindberg Store Manager
If you're trying to gain some size and feel that you don't get the proper nourishment during the day, then an MRP would be your best choice. Several of my favorite meal replacement powders include Fitness Labs Nutrafit
and Champion Nutrition Ultramet
If you're trying to cut excess body fat, then a pure protein powder would be better. They allow you to cut calories but still maintain lean muscle. Some of my favorite proteins include Fitness Labs WheyFit Isolate and Next Proteins Designer Whey.