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cts122
03-21-2006, 12:29 PM
how much protein should be taken in, in a single meal. Is it really detrimental to take in more than 35gs. I generally drink shakes with 44 but would like to take in more than that but at the same time do not want to waste protein. I'm sorry if this has been beat to death before, I did a search without much luck.

seK
03-21-2006, 01:25 PM
I just divide how many meals I plan on having in the day by the amount of protein I need. EG: 230g protein 6 meals a day. I just round up and say 40g a meal.
There are varied opinions though and it seems to be a personal opinion. I say just test it out a few weeks and see what’s best for you, just make sure you are getting enough total for the day.

cts122
03-21-2006, 01:34 PM
Well thats where my problem comes in. My calorie intake is 3000+, so I generally take in over 350 grams of protein a day and i'm wondering if I can split this over 5 or 6 meals instead of having 8 or 9 meals in a day (Good portion of them shakes).

smalls
03-21-2006, 02:27 PM
You can split it in whatever way works best for you, it's not going to change to overall effect. Protein intake is going to be individual, but be assured your not going to waste it. Your body will use it regardless. Maybe not for muscle building purposes, but it's certainly not going to waste.

Nito
03-21-2006, 02:42 PM
No such thing as too much protein!

cts122
03-21-2006, 08:01 PM
So i guess the point i forgot to make clear is, if schedules get tight and 8-9 meals are hard, if i have to go with 60 or 70 grams of protein in a single meal/shake would this be utilized how i intend it or would most of it get stored as fat?

ddegroff
03-21-2006, 11:54 PM
its total cals over a certain period of time. One meal thats 2000cals wont turn to fat unless those 2000cals puts you way over your target cals. for example, if you shoot for 4500cals bulking and your 2000cal meal right before you go to bed gets you to 4500cals your right on target. Now if that meal gets you to 5500cals then some of that will probably go to fat.
Hope that helps...