Downing a whey shake after a workout or as a midday snack can help repair and build muscle, but if you’re relying on them as actual meals, you might begin to feel like a bottomless pit. “Our bodies want to be able to chew on something,” Nolan says. “You may be getting enough calories, but the way you’re getting them can leave you hungry.” Case in point: A 2012 study from the Netherlands found that longer chewing times were associated with lower calorie intake.
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