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  1. Karyn

    Your protein requirements/recommendations are way off, but I’m sure it’s an honest mistake. It’s not 1 gram per pound, it’s 1 gram per kilogram. 2.2 pounds = 1 kilogram. So the advice you provided is substantially more protein than needed. Therefore a 140 active woman would need ~63 grams. Just an FYI to help clarify. But of course I’d recommend updating simply to help with your credibility.

    1. Lindsey Mathews

      Hey Karyn,

      Thanks for your input. I actually did mean to say 1g/lb of body weight but I do realize that it greatly depends on someone’s body fat percentage. The leaner the person is the more protein they’re going to need per pound of body weight. The 1g/kg recommendation is for the average, sedentary person. A better recommendation for the active person is 1g/lb. The protein intake is there to support lean body mass. The more active you are and the more lean body mass you have, the more protein you need.

  2. Kate

    I am newer to working out and just bought the stack with pre workout, protein and the BACC. Can I use the protein in my morning coffee? Thanks for any helpful tips!

    1. Kirsten Jackson

      Yes, that would be totally fine. You’re just using coffee instead of almond milk or water so that’s not a problem at all. We recommend taking your protein pre- and post-workout. Drink your Pre-Workout about 20-30 minutes before your workout. We recommend starting out at half a scoop in order to gauge your tolerance. For BCAAs you should be drinking them either during your workout or during the day on an empty stomach.

  3. Christine Bernat

    Hi Lindsey! Would the lean-ness coincide with body fat % ? So if you lose weight and your body fat % is reduced…then you’re building more muscle and do require increased protein? Yes?
    Thank you.

    1. Kirsten Jackson

      Yes, how lean you are does coincide with body fat. By building lean muscle and burning fat you’ll lower your body fat percentage. An active woman should get about 1g of protein per pound of body weight to support your lean muscle mass.

      1. Sarah

        I really want/like working out in the morning before work, but to drink the pre-workout 20-30 minutes before and then workout 30 minutes or so I would need to get up at 3:30 am. Is it ok to just drink my water (with or with out BCAA’s???) workout and then should I do pre or post workout shake?

        1. Kirsten Jackson

          Yes, drink your BCAAs during your workout and then have a post-workout meal. If you feel like you don’t have enough energy or you’re running out of steam, you might try eating a little something before your workout.

        2. Harriet Dunkerley

          I also workout first thing in the morning and I drink my pre-workout almost immediately after getting up. By the time I’ve brushed my teeth, gotten into my workout gear, and gotten my space set up in my living room, about 15-20 minutes have gone by. Sometimes I don’t feel the extra lift from the drink until 5 minutes into my workout, but it really helps me. Most of my morning workouts are only 30 minutes because I have an early start to my day. (My wake-up time is between 4:30am-5am depending not on the day)

          1. Caitlin Peterson

            Thanks Harriet, that is super helpful!

  4. Lisa G

    I’m not a big fan of breakfast. I dislike eggs and oatmeal. I’m also in such a rush for work. I’ve have begun to make spinach-raspberry smoothies. The problem is is that I’m hungry pretty early on in the morning. Could I add the protein in to feel fuller and use that as a breakfast alternative?

    1. Kirsten Jackson

      Adding a scoop of protein to your breakfast smoothie would be a great way to feel fuller throughout the morning!

  5. Sherry

    I workout early in the morning sometimes getting up as early as 4:30 am. normally 5:00 am. I am losing my umph while working out and just ordered some of the pre workout powders. It says to drink it 20 minutes before the workout. I also drink BCAA’s during my workout is it alright to drink the pre workout during the beginning of the workout?

    1. Caitlin Peterson

      So the reason that we recommend taking your pre-workout prior to working out is because it takes a little time for it to kick in. Maybe you could try taking it before you get in your workout clothes and finish the rest of your morning routine? If that’s totally not an option, then you can take it at the very beginning of your workout. If your workout is longer it could definitely still benefit you and give you that kick to finish your workout strong.

  6. Cory

    Just wondering.. I take a pill in the morning that I cannot eat or take vitamins for a hour after taking.. would the pre workout stuff effect my medicine effectiveness?? I too work out in the morning.

    1. Caitlin Peterson

      Hi Cory, I would recommend talking to your doctor about that first, as they are going to be more familiar with your medication.

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