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Late-Night Protein When Cutting?

Specifically, Low-Carb Metabolic Drive (2 scoops ~ 40g protein ~ 220 calories) < 1 hour before bedtime…

Just wondering since it seems like somewhat of a trade-off between the calories and the protein, not feeding the fat versus maintaining if not building the muscle…

I’m thinking doing it on training days (nights) are a good idea, but not as sure about non-training days…

Calories in > calories out

If you could make it so that you are in still a good calorie deficit while including the 2 scoops of Low-Carb Metabolic Drive, that would probably be best because while in a calorie restriction, it is extremely important to have adequate protein in you at all times because your body will not care if it burns your precious muscle

So I say go with the Metabolic Drive and some EFA to further slow absorption down working this into your calorie deficit.