View Full Version : high protein hype?
04-11-2004, 10:41 PM
We have all heard it, consume a gram to a gram and a half of protein per pound of bodyweight every day. is this just hype? i am 150 and consume about 130 grams a day maybe hit the 150 once a week. i grow. i use to try to get all the 150 protein then i just wouldnt grow, so instead i decided to focus on cals and less on protein. i since been growing rather nicely. i never get my bodyweight in protein, yet i been responding nicely. is this protein crap just some bodybuilding magazine hype to selll protein powders? do we truely need that much protein a day? just curious, thanx
04-11-2004, 10:49 PM
04-11-2004, 11:12 PM
protein isn't a hype. but the fact is, eat more and get bigger. try actually getting your bodyweight or more than that in protein, and you should see optimal results. of course, with that amount of protein, you also have to keep up carbs and fats as well (total cals).
04-12-2004, 12:37 AM
Eating 1g/lb is about the same as 2g/kg. So just eat about 1g/lb of proten and you should be fine.
04-12-2004, 02:27 AM
The actual value is 0.8g per lb of bodyweight, and it is rounded to 1g for convenience and to absolutely make sure you get enough. For you, 0.8g per lb comes out at 120g, a target it seems you are hitting consistently.
The simple fact is, if you are growing (and if it's quality mass, rather than just fat) then you must be doing something right.
04-12-2004, 05:36 AM
04-12-2004, 07:10 AM
"The actual value is 0.8g per lb of bodyweight, and it is rounded to 1g for convenience and to absolutely make sure you get enough. For you, 0.8g per lb comes out at 120g, a target it seems you are hitting consistently."
04-12-2004, 12:17 PM
and there u go....
04-12-2004, 12:28 PM
Most of the 'more is better' comes from anectdotal evidence.
*I* find I grow faster and hold on to more mass when dieting when I take in more protein. Lots of people find this to be true... but there's not really any 'scientific' evidence that points to why this may be true.
I'm sure there is a point at which increaed protein just becomes an expensive energy source... and in general, a gram per pound is a nice easy rule to follow.
If you gain on less, great.
04-12-2004, 05:39 PM
yea all around some pretty interesting theorys u guys have brought forweard. i believe the gimps statement made alot of sense to me. .8 grams rounded up to 1gram, that would make plenty sense. n e ways thanx for replying to my curiosity, its appreciated
04-12-2004, 08:46 PM
I am currently on a high protein/ low carb bulk, and I must say I have definetly maintained the most efficient rate of mass versus fat gain than on any diet I have ever experienced. High protein is great, and quite satisfying as well. I am now addicted to tuna, chicken, and romaine lettuce, and I havent had sugar in months. God bless protein!
04-16-2004, 11:17 AM
Good addictions. :p
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