View Full Version : too much protein??

05-13-2004, 09:35 PM
u guys were probably asked this a thousand times, but i searched through maaany threads and articles and couldnt find a definite answer.
when bulking, how much protein should I take? is it at least 1 gram per pound of weight?
Can u take TOO much protein?
I'm 6' and 150 lbs and trying to bulk up for the next 3-4 months,
I wrote out my dieting schedule with a little help from fitday.com (gotta love them) and somehow came up with 300 g of protein.
Is that too much? Or should I reduce it a little bit?
Nyway, please help

ace dogg
05-13-2004, 09:51 PM
Don't worry about a pound per bodyweight formula. Just eat what your macro ratio's (percentage of protein, carbs, fat) requirte for the amount of calories you are eating. The protein won't hurt you, and is the macro that is most difficult for the body to store as fat...good idea to get a high percentage from it.

Severed Ties
05-14-2004, 10:48 AM
Too much protein can hurt you via medabolic acidosis but you would need be taking in about 600grams/day. So just follow Aces advise.


05-14-2004, 12:21 PM
i agree with both of the above i myself get over 300+

05-14-2004, 01:41 PM
Does too much protein lower your metabolism?

ace dogg
05-14-2004, 07:52 PM

Protein increases metabolism. All macro's do this, but protein does it moreso than the carbs and fat.