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Big Daddy Cruel
01-31-2005, 04:45 PM
Just went through my macros for today: 2500 cals, 325 g protein. (sources: roast turkey, whey, Lean Pockets Ultra (!--200 cals, 25 g protein, 7 g fiber)

Right now, I'm cutting--I'm 6'4", 231, 14% bf. How much protein is too much, if cals are in the allotted range? Additionally, what are the effects of too much protein?

Now, it's not an issue, but I figure that upon bulking, I could be looking at 400-500g of protein a day.

Thanks.

Optimum08
01-31-2005, 04:59 PM
hmmm the only thing i can think of with too much protein consumption can be liver problems? but i think that was with insane amounts of protein....man ur gettin 325 g. protein at 2500 cals? what else do u eat? but i don't think that much protein consumption is too much of a prob it just puts a load onto your liver and your body prob doesn't use all of it...

Big Daddy Cruel
01-31-2005, 05:13 PM
"man ur gettin 325 g. protein at 2500 cals? what else do u eat?"

Really, today was a total anomaly. Usually, it's a lot closer to 250g. I got a few 2lb roast turkey breasts from the store, and they are good--I think the breakdown on that is like 900 cals and 120 g, so that just kicked it up. Usually, my mid-day meals are way more balanced.

How much is an "insane" amount of protein?

Optimum08
01-31-2005, 06:04 PM
probably closer to 700-800 g is an "insane" amount....250 g. sounds closer to normal....but don't worry bout 400-500g. protein shouldn't be too much of a problem except intaking that much....i might have to try some of those lean pocket ultras that 200 cal 25g protein 7g fiber looks pretty good to me...

Big Daddy Cruel
01-31-2005, 06:10 PM
They're hot: pretty cheap, too. On sale, you can get 6 2-packs for $10.