My Male friend who is 34 years old and is doing Crossfit is wondering if a recovery drink is vital while he reaaaaaaally leans up his diet to lose about 4-6% bodyfat (?) he say it is important to take so that his body doesnt begin to metabolize his lean mass, but could it hinder him and slow the fat loss progression… which is the lesser evil?
If he’s taking in an adequate amount of protein & calories, he shouldn’t be losing any lean body mass. But if he is losing weight, then it’s inevitable that he’ll lose some lean mass – that’s the trade off. Personally, I wouldn’t be wasting my money on all these pre, post, during (whatever) drinks. Use that money towards good quality food – that’s where the real useful nutrients are.