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01-01-2004, 03:05 PM
How much do you all shoot for ?
Apparently, 0.9 to 1.5g per lb B/W is the target.
Has anyone had better results from eating more protein than this?
I currently take 150g a day, 20% of my calories a day(Between 3000-3200)
but should I aim for 165g as this is about my bodyweight?

I want to gain a bit more mass, then go back to concentrating on strength.


01-01-2004, 03:09 PM
Ask 10 experts and you'll get 11 different answers.

Are you gaining weight? Are you getting stronger?

01-01-2004, 05:22 PM
Getting stronger-yes.Gained some weight but want a bit more.About 10/15lbs would do.

01-01-2004, 08:08 PM
Once you have those 10-15lbs, you'll want more. ;)

Anyway, to answer your questions, I don't really shoot for a certain number of grams per body weight. When I design a diet, it's based on total number of calories, and I try to keep the macros balanced. I normally try for 40% carbs, 30% protein, 30% fat ... give or take. That's about 375g of protein in my current diet. Have I had good results? Definitely, but I don't attribute it just to my protein intake.

As for eating more protein ... it won't hurt. If your goal is to get bigger, eat more. :)