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Old 07-14-2010, 04:18 PM   #12 (permalink)
rpmcduff
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Look for brands that have low carb and fat content. There is some trial and error finding a brand that tastes good to you. I think the one I currently use (Body Fortress brand from Wal-Mart) is 2g carbs, 1g fat and 26g protein. I also agree with charlottes-p, you are not going to get bulky from using protein powder. That would take steroids and an intensive lifting regimen, not just protein.

The protein will help you retain your current muscle while you are dieting. Since muscle is the furnace that burns calories you want to keep as much as possible. Women will find their muscles will become denser and stronger when they embarking on a lifting program but experience little bulking. If you are skeptical (because this is a long standing myth) then take measurments periodically and confirm for yourself if you are bulking.

Tandoorichicken has some good posts on the forum concerning women and bulking.
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