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Eric.G
07-06-2005, 01:26 PM
Around how many g of protein should i have at the end of the day, because today im checking how many protein i am eating. Does anyone know?

Built
07-06-2005, 01:28 PM
Most folks here will tell you 1.0-1.5g per pound weight (I say per pound goal weight for those who are carrying substantial levels of bodyfat).

I usually get in about 1.5g per pound - in my case, about 180-200g protein daily.

Unholy
07-06-2005, 01:34 PM
At your weight I would try to get atleast in the 120-150g per a day range

getfit
07-06-2005, 01:41 PM
At your weight I would try to get atleast in the 120-150g per a day range
yep! well i'm around 148 and i take close to 200g :( i'm just addicted :p

Unholy
07-06-2005, 01:47 PM
turn that frown upside down!

getfit
07-06-2005, 01:48 PM
:)

Eric.G
07-06-2005, 01:57 PM
K got it so at around 120-150g? That's kinda easy lol.. Thanks for the quick replys.. I'm learning a lot more here then school.. :P

Unholy
07-06-2005, 01:58 PM
at the very least, if you can get 2xbw in grams I would spring for it.

ericg
07-06-2005, 02:29 PM
Hey, I thought i was the only ericg....:cry:

turkish thrower
07-08-2005, 03:32 PM
i know im gonna get a bashing for this, but im completely against the 1+ grams per pound of body weight. I think the most you could ever need is around 0.9grams; however, if you DO decide to take in that much protein, then be sure to drink lots of water as well because your kidneys can get the **** kicked out of em

Guido
07-08-2005, 03:39 PM
i know im gonna get a bashing for this, but im completely against the 1+ grams per pound of body weight. I think the most you could ever need is around 0.9grams; however, if you DO decide to take in that much protein, then be sure to drink lots of water as well because your kidneys can get the **** kicked out of emI actually agree. The most that your body NEEDS for the highest potential muscle growth, if you are training regularly in the gym, is .7-.9 grams per lb of body weight. Anything above and beyond that is extra but won't necessarily help you gain more muscle.

ddegroff
07-08-2005, 03:44 PM
I would say take in about 1g for your goal body weight. If you want to be 200lbs take in 200g of protein. I think much more than that is useless. or as they said above more than .9 is too much. The only real way to tell if your getting to much is to test your urine to see how high your nitrogen levels are. even though not to sure how many people actually do this.

Built
07-08-2005, 03:44 PM
...it WILL, however, ensure that you have more than sufficient protein, and it's also more satisfying and has a higher TEF than consuming, say, more carbohydrates for your calories.

However, kidney damage from consuming "extra" protein has never been demonstrated. Unless you already have a kidney problem, extra protein will not cause one.

Adam
07-08-2005, 03:47 PM
i know im gonna get a bashing for this, but im completely against the 1+ grams per pound of body weight. I think the most you could ever need is around 0.9grams; however, if you DO decide to take in that much protein, then be sure to drink lots of water as well because your kidneys can get the **** kicked out of em


I agree with this....sorta.
As a weight lifter you NEED less protein to Survive, but, with extra protein it can be used by your body for useful purposes.
For my current protein, i take in anywheres from 240-300grams a day and im ~185ish

Shao-LiN
07-08-2005, 05:50 PM
or as they said above more than .9 is too much.

That's a bit of an exaggeration. More than 0.9 is not "too much", though it may be more than you need.

smalls
07-09-2005, 02:53 AM
...it WILL, however, ensure that you have more than sufficient protein, and it's also more satisfying and has a higher TEF than consuming, say, more carbohydrates for your calories.

However, kidney damage from consuming "extra" protein has never been demonstrated. Unless you already have a kidney problem, extra protein will not cause one.

Built is correct once again. (is it getting old yet sweetie).

And all you people worrying about getting too much protein, STFU.