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brianbob123
05-06-2004, 02:36 PM
I was skimming through Flex Magazine, and some 15 year old asked a question. They asked about protein, and the guy recommended 1 gram per pound of bodyweight. Is it just me or does that seem like a lot. The recommended daily allowance is MUCH lower.

Also, what is a link of the site that will tell you how many grams of what you hsould be eating? thanks.

Dan

Shark
05-06-2004, 02:37 PM
1 gram per pound of bodyweight is correct.

Jfresh
05-06-2004, 02:43 PM
there will be various numbers that many people use. i have seen anywhere from .77g/lb to 1.5g/lb. the general consensus is about 1 gram of protien per bodyweight.

brianbob123
05-06-2004, 02:47 PM
Then damn, I am not eating nearly enough. I think I just understood why people who are bulk need to cut after a serious bulk :) That is a lot of food.

I thought adding 20 grams was a big deal ...
I am now officially sold on buying a new protein shake for mornings.

Jack Benson
05-06-2004, 04:38 PM
well, 3 shakes a day = roughly 66g protein already.

Veritas
05-06-2004, 05:13 PM
66g's only? Damn, 3 shakes here is already 132 grams.

Shao-LiN
05-06-2004, 05:19 PM
well, 3 shakes a day = roughly 66g protein already.

Not necessarily. The amount of protein is dependent on the actual serving size used and can differ from brand to brand. My 2 protein shakes in a day add up to 96g of protein.

brianbob123
05-06-2004, 05:45 PM
When eating this much protein ,do most people gain a lot of weigh,t and increase body fat percentage?

JSully
05-06-2004, 06:47 PM
When I bulked I was eating over 350grams of protein, and thats just EATING.. thats before my 5 protein shakes @ 23grams each.

But if you keep it to 1g/lb of bodyweight you wont increase bodyfat much if any... unless you're carbs are sky high...

fatbuff
05-06-2004, 07:37 PM
When I bulked I was eating over 350grams of protein, and thats just EATING.. thats before my 5 protein shakes @ 23grams each.

But if you keep it to 1g/lb of bodyweight you wont increase bodyfat much if any... unless you're carbs are sky high...




talk about a waste of money :withstupi

daddyzombie
05-06-2004, 07:49 PM
When eating this much protein ,do most people gain a lot of weigh,t and increase body fat percentage?

Not necessarily if you`re eating moderate fats from fish oils and olive oils etc. and carbs from whole grains, beans, and the like. Butt loads of protien doesn`t automatically mean increased BF. I mix my pro. shakes with 16oz. of non-fat milk and get about 40g per shake. No fat and something like 25g carbs from the milk sugars.

Shao-LiN
05-06-2004, 10:51 PM
When eating this much protein ,do most people gain a lot of weigh,t and increase body fat percentage?

You should be eating at least 1 gram per pound of bodyweight regardless of bulking or cutting. What will determine your fat gain are your overall calories and how strict you are with them during a bulk.

prof
05-07-2004, 07:01 AM
the gov recommendations are for people who live on the sofa watching the simpsons

once again read all the articles in the diet and training archive

AllUp
05-07-2004, 11:00 AM
What will determine your fat gain are your overall calories and how strict you are with them during a bulk.
:thumbup:

Assuming decent macro-nutrient ratios and food coming from healthy sources, one can stay lean and lose BF by gradually cutting cals. Even on cuts stay with 1g protein per LB of weight. Water is also crucial. :o

brianbob123
05-07-2004, 01:59 PM
the gov recommendations are for people who live on the sofa watching the simpsons

once again read all the articles in the diet and training archive


Damn, I jsut assumed because I am skinny and small I eating the FDA value would be agood amount for someone eating more.