1. I am fairly tall and want to make sure that I’m not getting hungry on Almased. How much should I take if I’m 6’3”?
If you are over 6’ tall, you should take 10 Tbsp of Almased per meal replacement mixed with 12 oz of cold liquid (water, low fat milk, almond milk, soy milk etc.). This should keep you full for about 4-5 hours. If you get hungry quicker in between, you can have an additional Almased snack portion with 4-5 Tbsp of Almased mixed with about 8 oz of cold liquid.
2. Does Almased affect my testosterone level?
No, it does not. While individual cases of changes in sex hormones in men consuming soy have been reported, these men consumed extremely high doses of soy (3 quarts of soy milk per day, e.g.). When the soy intake was lowered or discontinued the hormonal effects were discontinued. In reality, clinical studies in men show that isoflavones from the soy do not affect testosterone levels or circulating estrogen levels. Even at isoflavone levels significantly higher than a typical soy-rich diet consumed by males in East Asia. Bottomline, isoflavones have not been found to have feminizing effects; therefore soy is safe to consume by men.
3. What is the best time to take protein when working out?
You can make the most out of your workouts by consuming a protein-rich supplement within 40 minutes post-workout to help your body repair and recover. Protein intake is needed to repair tissue damage that happens during exercising as well as help build new muscle mass. Overall, make sure you are getting enough protein throughout the day, especially in the morning to sustain your energy levels. 30 g of protein for each meal (three times per day) is recommended to help protect muscle mass and other bodily functions.
Written By: Silke Ullmann, MPH, RD, RYT
Edited By: Almased Nutrition Staff