View Full Version : Fat man and protein

10-02-2006, 11:09 AM
Person A is 280lbs (15 percent bf) and is eating 280 grams of protein to maintain his LBM.
Person B is 300lbs (30+ precent bf)...should he be eating 300 grams?

Would it be optimal to say to eat 1 gram per lbs of LBM? I ask this for all the fat people out there (Myself included). Or would it be best to just eat the 300 grams of protein and worry more about total calories? (This person is obviously try to cut, not bulk)

10-02-2006, 11:14 AM
It's per pound LBM, not per pound body weight.

10-02-2006, 12:23 PM
doesn't really matter. Jus as long as the dude ends up with a calorie deficit (500 cals was it?) at the end of every week he should start losing weight while maintaining a majority of his muscle.

10-02-2006, 12:28 PM
Of course.

It's just that beyond a certain point, protein simply becomes expensive carbohydrate (albeit satisfying in a way that carbohydrate is not).

You WANT to go higher than "necessary" on the protein, you're fine. It's just not required to go that high.