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aregd202
01-16-2011, 09:42 PM
So I just bought a 5lb tub of whey protein. It contains 71 servings. My question is how frequently do I take it? It is a post/during workout protein, but should I take it even when im not working out?

tom183
01-16-2011, 10:45 PM
Take it as often as you need to take it to help you reach your daily protein target.

marleau
01-16-2011, 10:49 PM
Take it post workout for sure everytime you workout. On off days, it depends how your protein intake for the day is doing.

jAy_Dub
01-17-2011, 12:32 PM
Hey man, read up on basic nutrition.

You weigh 140 pounds, so a good starting point would be 200 grams of protein per day. I like protein when I wake up with some oatmeal. Then I make a shake for post workout (protein and oats). The rest comes from whole food, chicken, egg whites, beef, turkey, etc. Then again I eat about 450 grams a day and you don't need nearly that much so a couple scoops should be enough.

laurahill
01-20-2011, 12:27 AM
I think excessive amount of protein leading to loss of calcium,increase dehydration and some times liver damage.Excessive protein will not be useful for health.

jAy_Dub
01-20-2011, 07:09 AM
I think excessive amount of protein leading to loss of calcium,increase dehydration and some times liver damage.Excessive protein will not be useful for health.

This is wannabebig, not wannabehealthy :hello:

Regardless, the health risks you stated are easily avoidable by getting a healthy amount of vitamins and minerals and drinking more water.

bradley
01-27-2011, 06:45 PM
I think excessive amount of protein leading to loss of calcium,increase dehydration and some times liver damage.Excessive protein will not be useful for health.

I would like to see something backing this up.

Behemoth
01-28-2011, 11:55 AM
I would like to see something backing this up.

What laurahill said is very much factual.

bradley
01-28-2011, 03:26 PM
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1262767/?tool=pubmed
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20972896
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protein_(nutrient)

Kidney stones seem to be more of a concern than liver damage, calcium loss, or dehydration.