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Is it necessary for me to drink protein drinks or increase my protein intake when I begin a resistance training program?
For general fitness programs, including resistance training, it is not necessary to increase your protein intake with food, supplements, or protein drinks. This is a popular misconception.
There are some very specialized resistance training programs (body building, power lifting, etc.) that do necessitate modifications in the diet but these nutritional changes are not necessary for most people and are rarely necessary for someone participating in resistance training in a non-competitive environment. A well-balanced diet with the necessary caloric intake will suffice for most people who participate in a resistance training program.