Unless your goal is to be a bodybuilder, this is the advice you should follow, plain and simple.
Originally Posted by TheKidInside
1g of protein per lb of bodyweight is for recovering and gaining mass when you're lifting heavy on a regular basis. I'd wager 99% of people don't need, nor could even use, that much.
Just try and find a lower calorie whey blend and take accordingly. If budget it no concern you could go with an isolate as it tends to be lower in calories but be advised that isolate absorbs faster and is best used for times immediately after training or in the morning perhaps.
If I were you, I'd go for a whey blend and also pick up a bag of BCAA's. Put a serving of the BCAA's in your water or Gatorade G2, or whatever you drink during training. That, combined with moderate use of a whey blend will make sure you don't pack on any extra pounds but will keep you sufficiently recovered.
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