View Full Version : Grams of Protein Per Day?

09-13-2009, 05:36 AM
How many grams of Protein per day do you take in on average? Does it differ on non-workout days?

I am on a 2300 calorie per day diet and am taking in 170-180 a day. Thoughts?

09-13-2009, 07:27 AM
What is your weight and goals?

09-13-2009, 07:45 AM
I take between 200-250, usually closer to 200. I don't vary much from day to day, though I do make a conscious effort to take in more depending on whether I did squats deads or arms and the amount of effort i exerted. I have even gone as low as 170 and not noticed any adverse effects. 150 and below and I just do not recover in time for my next workout and I burn out really fast. I am between 260 and 270 pounds. I also pay alot of attention to insulin manipulation which I think plays a big role in recovery and muscle building. Here is a typical day

morning - 2 scoops opticen, 1 insulin spike

mid morning - workout, protein shake after, insulin spike

afternoon - lunch, high protein usually chicken or fish

mid afternoon - some sort of high carb (this is relative) snack to get insulin up

early evening - dinner, protein with side of veggies

hour or two before bed - protein again, if its a shake then insulin spike, if not then no spike but no worries

edit: so that works out to be between 0.8g/lb to close to 1g/lb

09-13-2009, 08:12 AM
What is your weight and goals?


Are you getting the results you're after doing what you're doing? If yes, don't worry about changing things. If no, answer this question.

09-13-2009, 02:36 PM
I would say anywhere from 110-450 grams a day.

09-13-2009, 10:57 PM
I'd aim for 1g-1.5g per pound of body weight; that's the general concensus...some even go for 2g. Definitely not less than a gram though.

09-13-2009, 11:02 PM
I get in around 200-220.
Good luck.