View Full Version : Too Much Protein??

04-14-2004, 09:59 PM
I am 16 , 5'3 and about 144 pounds...I take in about 2500 calories with 250 grams of protein (Bulking Diet)..That equates to about 1.7 g per lb..Where the RDA is about 0.8..Do you think i should take lesser protein or continue with 250??

04-14-2004, 10:04 PM
i have read on hear that you want to try to consume 1 to 1.8 grams of protien per pound of bodyweight. But i am kinda new so you should wait for another response or two

04-14-2004, 10:05 PM
given your current stats I'd say that's a bit much. You should be fine with about 150 g of protein. I'd guess you're trying to put on weight. What macronutrient ratio are you using? BTW, If you try the search tab at the top of this forum you should be able to find several threads providing dietary protein guidelines.

04-15-2004, 02:01 AM
I using the 40/40/20; 40% Protein, 40% Carbs, 20% Fat

04-15-2004, 05:58 AM
I've read before that 1.5 to 2 grams per pound is what a lot of people use when bulking. But you could lower it to 1 gram per pound, if you wanted and I think you'd still make good gains if you're training is in order.

04-15-2004, 06:09 AM
imo that is fine, but if you wanted to lower it you could.

04-15-2004, 07:36 PM
From bodybuilding.com:

"the recommended daily allowance (RDA) for protein has been set at ONLY 0.36g/lb. (0.8g/kg). "

" it's nor [sic - they mean 'not'] proven that protein above 0.82g/lb. (2g/kg) will increase muscle mass"


It does suggest that there are some benefits of higher amounts protein and that it MIGHT help increase mass, but that it hasn't been proven. But just thought I'd post it so you know what the actual RDA is.