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kook
02-16-2003, 07:37 PM
i was just reading something that said not to count your protein calories in your daily caloric intake

does anyone do this?

and can all the protein you eat be used just to support and or gain muscle mass

or will protein be used up to a certain point and the rest used for other types of energy(this last topic is probly kind of controversial)

fuzz
02-16-2003, 08:00 PM
You count protein just like any other calories. Four cals for each gram of protein. I dunno where you would get the idea that protein doesnt count towards your total cal intake.

Saint Patrick
02-16-2003, 08:14 PM
Originally posted by kook
and can all the protein you eat be used just to support and or gain muscle mass

That depends on the rest of your diet (carb intake, etc.)

MrWebb78
02-16-2003, 08:19 PM
if you ate 100 grams of protein, over half of it would be wasted or stored as fat. so no it wont all be used for growth

Shao-LiN
02-16-2003, 08:33 PM
I eat 200+ grams of protein. I assume you meant to say 100 grams of protein at one sitting.

Calipso
02-16-2003, 10:27 PM
Originally posted by MrWebb78
if you ate 100 grams of protein, over half of it would be wasted or stored as fat. so no it wont all be used for growth

Are you serious? This is news to me. Where'd u get this info? I'm not being sarcastic if you think I am, I just have never heard of that before.

-Calipso

gopher
02-17-2003, 01:52 AM
Originally posted by kook
i was just reading something that said not to count your protein calories in your daily caloric intake


That is absolutely ridiculous. Of course you should count calories from protein towards your daily total.

Mic Soloist
02-19-2003, 03:52 PM
so if I eat a nutri-grain bar with 140 calories in it, I have to also count the 4 grams of protein as 4 extra calories or is that already in the total calories on the package????

Wizard
02-19-2003, 04:03 PM
Fact: To metabolize protein, you burn almost the 30% of its caloric value. Like, if you consume 100 grams, ie 400 calories, you burn 120 calories to metabolize it.

bradley
02-19-2003, 04:12 PM
Originally posted by Mic Soloist
so if I eat a nutri-grain bar with 140 calories in it, I have to also count the 4 grams of protein as 4 extra calories or is that already in the total calories on the package????

It is already included in the total calories on the package.

restless
02-19-2003, 04:47 PM
Originally posted by MrWebb78
if you ate 100 grams of protein, over half of it would be wasted or stored as fat. so no it wont all be used for growth

Are you suggesting that our bodies can't process more than 50 gr of protein in one sitting?

Wizard
02-19-2003, 06:11 PM
Like saying that we all have the same body and the same needs.

kook
02-19-2003, 08:24 PM
wow you guys blew this out of proportion

the article just said dont count any of the protein you eat towards your total daily cal intake, they said this will make sure all the protein is used to maintain and or build muscle... the validity of this article? who the f knows

but damn jumpin down someones throat about a little question?
like fuzz... i feel sorry for your momma

gopher
02-20-2003, 12:03 AM
Originally posted by kook
the validity of this article? who the f knows


I know, it's BS. Look at it this way. Let's say you're bulking and you figure your caloric requirement to meet your goal is 3200 calories and you are eating 300 grams of protein. That would equal 1200 calories from protein. According to your article you would need to get 3200 calories from fats and carbs plus the 1200 from protein. This would have you eating 4400 calories. If you have already determined your caloric need to be 3200 and you're eating 4400 you are going to get very fat in a hurry.