View Full Version : Question about Protein intake.

09-20-2003, 05:12 PM
So yeah my trainer tells me to take about 200-250g protein per day with less than 40g of fat. I weight about 152lbs and want to gain some serious weigh. But I want to know if such high protein will cause any problem such as liver failure over time etc.
I don't know too much, so please educate me.



09-20-2003, 05:14 PM
I read somewhere that it is 0.8 grams per pound of LBM. Anyways just shoot for 1gram per pound of bodyweight, you don't need 200-250 grams.

09-20-2003, 05:41 PM
1 gram per pound is really all you need

unless you had pre-existing kidney problems, then you don't need to worry about any kind of kidney failure down the road

less than 40 g of fat is low IMO, you need healthy fats (EFA's - Essential Fatty Acids) - and you want a good ratio of omega 3 to omega 6 fats as well...

09-20-2003, 06:09 PM
there is no reason to keep fat that low as long as your fat sources are good, eg nuts, olive oil, canola oil, seeds, etc.

also fat is a good way to get lots of calories, which is important if you want to gain weight

09-21-2003, 10:52 AM
thanks guys.
any other suggestions. keep on coming...

I want to push > 200 g for about a month or so. Once I get to the level I want then I want 1g per body weight.
I don't know, the guy i spoke to was a professional bodybuilder and he also knows king kamali (out of falls church, va).

down the road I am gonna snap some pix with them and post it, but for now no way. 2 small.

09-21-2003, 12:40 PM
well if he's a pro bb'er, then there's an obvious reason he would advocate 200+ grams