View Full Version : is there enought protein in this diet?

11-14-2002, 11:14 AM
hi guys,

im currently 203lbs

well im just curious how much protein a day i need to consume?

done a serch seems theres a few diffrent amounts people say?

heres my daily diet, hope someone can tell me if theres enought protein in it?

breakfast: oatmeal & n-large shake

midday: 4 bread baps with 1 can of tuna

dinner: 4 bread baps with chicken

everning: 2 slices of bread with peanut butter

11-14-2002, 11:15 AM
What are your goals? Right off the bat I would say no.

11-14-2002, 11:22 AM
my goal is 220- 230lb

seems the food im eating is working on my weight wise as the first 3 weeks i went from 13 & half stone to 14 & half stone

but the past 2 weeks ive not gained or lost any weight?

but just not sure if im eating enought protein daily?

11-14-2002, 11:28 AM
Well, a few suggestions if I may.

1. Save your NLarge2 for postworkout only. Personally, I have regular whey (currently banana) mixed with plain oatmeal and a little honey for breakfast every morning. It's really good, IMO.

2. Try to eat more often if possible. It will let you eat less each meal, but still get more calories.

3. eat more...more protein, more good fat, more good carbs. How many cals do you take in per day exactly?

Just up your cals little by little with clean food and you will eventually hit the point where you are gaining again. I believe the number to start with is 15Xbw for bulking...I am not 100% sure on that though.

11-14-2002, 11:32 AM
thanks NateDogg,

seems a few people say take NLarge2 for postworkout only

but my trouble is,

im not a very big eater as i can only manage 2 meals or so a day,

thats why i take the NLarge2 first thing in the morning as its like a meal in a shake,
plus it has 600 calories per serving, plus 52 grams of protein per serving,

11-14-2002, 11:37 AM
You probably have minimally enough protein. You could handle more if you wanted.

11-14-2002, 11:41 AM
well i think from your guys responces im not getting enought protein.

so i does this means im waisting my efforts going to the gym, and not going to get any muscle gaines? from not taking minimally enough protein from this diet?

11-14-2002, 12:00 PM
Not wasting your time, but also not maximizing your potential.

11-14-2002, 12:23 PM
Here's what I follow, it may work for you as well:

Proteins - 1/g - 1/lb (lean body mass)
Fats - .45/g - 1/lb (lean body mass)
Carbs. of the complex variety (remaining calories)

Post Work-Out Beverage: (4/1 ratio of simple carbs. to proteins)

Simple Carbs. 1/g - 1/lb (lean body mass)
Protein - 25% of simple carb. ingestion

Example for a 200 lb person w/10% bodyfat :

180 grams of a simple carb. (I use a combination of a sports beverage/dextrose) & 45g protein

11-14-2002, 12:32 PM
well im 203lbs

so am i right in thinking i need about 203 grams of protein a day?

11-14-2002, 01:17 PM
At least.

11-14-2002, 02:03 PM
When you gain weight, you need to increase calories for the extra that you burn with that muscle weight gained. I dont know how much a "stone" is, but if you were gaining and now you arent, you need to eat more.