View Full Version : Protein Intake in one sitting

02-09-2006, 03:06 PM
After a hard workout, how much protein can the body actually use in one sitting, and how much goes to waste?

Example - me. 5'11'', 160 pounds. If I drink a shake that has 70 grams of protein ( 2 scoops of powder + milk), how much can my body use, and how much will be wasted?


02-09-2006, 03:13 PM
This one topic has probably been addressed than anyther topic on this website. Please do a search.

The body isnt going to truly "waste" any of the protein. It just might not be doing what you had in mind.

02-09-2006, 07:19 PM

All these topics lately...it's like one, big, nightmarish flashback.

02-09-2006, 07:32 PM

I haven't been here too long, but one of the reasons I joined was to escape this kinda thing... :(

To the OP: You're body is smarter than you think, and is very capable of adapting to varying intakes of nutrients.

02-09-2006, 11:01 PM
your body doesnt digest everything instantly... it digests it over time... your body will find a way to do something with all that protien.

02-09-2006, 11:11 PM
like just don't get all your protein in one monster shake 1st thing in the morning, and you'oll be ok.

02-09-2006, 11:53 PM
I've read on a WBB article that typically only 30g per sitting can be used. I don't believe it, but ya thats what I read. If thats so, eating 1 g of protein per pound of bodyweight is impossible if you eat 6 meals a day and weight over 180.