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SW
03-09-2005, 06:31 PM
I've heard you should get 1 g protein per day for every lb you weigh. How applicable is it to someone who takes no supplement, just food. Does it make any difference than just leaning on the protein side with your diet?

JSully
03-09-2005, 06:37 PM
I take in 1.25g/lb LBM. I think it depends on leanness. "Fatter" individuals can get away with 1g/lb LBM whereas leaner need 1.25g/lb LBM, and under 12% I'd say anywhere from 1.5-2g/lb LBM depending on what the other calories are coming from.

Vido
03-09-2005, 08:54 PM
Powder is food. Why would its presence in your diet change the requirements?

JSully
03-09-2005, 10:25 PM
Powder is food. Why would its presence in your diet change the requirements?:withstupi

The only difference from powder to food is that powder makes you hungry again faster.

Built
03-09-2005, 10:30 PM
Yep - whey protein is a very small molecule so it digests fast - great for post workout, lousy for appetite control. Try cottage cheese instead - casein digests more slowly.

Protein has a high TEF, so it's good for cutting, also, it helps you maintain muscle mass while cutting.

A good rule of thumb is 1 - 1.5g per pound goal weight, as a ball-park.

SW
03-14-2005, 06:24 PM
Thanks all.