Question Regarding Whey Protein

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    Question Regarding Whey Protein

    Hello everyone! First time poster here.

    Quick question regarding whey protein. In the last month or so I've been getting a lot more serious into losing weight and weightlifting. I gained a lot of weight a couple of years ago and was at 210 pounds at 5 foot 9 inches. I'm back down to 170 and I really want to lose a bit more weight and gain a lot of muscle. I do not want to bulk up, but become more lean and have a great physique. I purchased whey protein and I was wondering how often I should take it. I purchases the 100% whey gold standard dietary supplements and have found great reviews on google. It says to take 3 scoops a day and 1 of those being after I work out.

    I have 2 questions:
    1. Should I be taking those 3 scoops on days that I am not working out as well as the days I am working out?
    2. i've been working out 1 muscle group per week. Abs on Monday, chest/arms on Wednesday, and legs on Friday. The guy at the store said with the whey protein in my diet, I should be able to work out every other day. Is this true and if not, how will the whey change my workout schedule accordingly. I know I'll have to see how my body reacts and make adjustments accordingly, but is his every other day claim really true?

    Thanks in advance for the help.

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    my suggestion for use of whey is as follows:

    -upon waking in morning in order to break your catabolic fast from sleeping

    -preworkout to get nutrients into blood before you work them out

    -post workout to feed your muscles the nutrients they need when they need it (most important)

    as for use everyday yes you can use it everyday i personally do. its just protein. the reason (i think) the guy at the store said you will be able to workout more often is becuase of increased recovery time. thats a personal thing though, if your body can handle it without becoming over trained then go for it.
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    Punk has it about right.

    I take in at least 3 a day. Sometimes I have a whey shake + oatmeal as a mid-day meal if I'm pressed for time.

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