Thread: Protein...can you eat too much?
12-06-2003, 02:22 PM #1
Protein...can you eat too much?
How much protein is too much?? If there is such a thing as too much?
12-06-2003, 02:25 PM #2
should be in diet forum
12-06-2003, 03:35 PM #3Originally Posted by moush
12-06-2003, 03:43 PM #4Banned
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theres never too much protien, but i would stick to your body weight target of between 1 to 2 grams of protien per pound of body weight.
so if your 200lb then take between 200 to 400 grams of protien also eat the right amount of complex carbs with it.
12-06-2003, 04:48 PM #5
This is really a trick question..Yes, there is in fact possibilities of intaking too much protein..However, most people do not take in enough, especially when strength training..An overload of protein is hard on the digestive system and really taxes the kidney's..Whatever your body does not assimilate is simply passed out of the body via urine..What has been recommended above is a very good rule of thumb..1-2 grams per pound of bodyweight is very beneficial..It should also be consumed in several small meals throughout the day as well for maximum absorption..
12-07-2003, 07:20 AM #6
I take in 1.5-2grms of lean protein per lb of Lean body Mass..I have it about 5 times per day. Depends on the day and activity. Like Doc M pointed out..to much protein is hard on the Kidneys.
12-07-2003, 07:22 AM #7Originally Posted by moush
12-07-2003, 07:51 AM #8
Last year one of my bros went to the hospital for a kidney stone and he told me that he got it from too much protein.
12-07-2003, 08:02 AM #9
arent kidney stones because of mineral deposits or something? When i eat too much protein i get bad dhiarreah which isnt all that fun. 1.5 - 2g (as everyone else said) is a good guideline, if your bodybuilding that is.
12-07-2003, 09:10 AM #10Originally Posted by gino_slayer
12-07-2003, 10:24 AM #11
I also get diareah from to many shakes..........I think it just means t hat you've had more protein than you can digest.
12-07-2003, 10:30 AM #12Anabolic Member
Originally Posted by gino_slayer
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On the protein thing... I have read articles from dieticians that if you were not on a weight training program, then 0.20 grams of protein per pound of body weight is all that is needed. Also many dieticians seem to suggest 0.79 grams of protein per pound of body weight as the maximum amount of protein the body can actually absorb and use, so the excess is just pooped out unused. There have also been some double blind studies where some took the 0.79 grams per pound, some guys 1 gram, 1.5 gram and 2 grams per pound body weight respectively and the lower protein group got somewhat more carbs and calaries then the higher protein group... there were very little or no differences in muscle growth, weight gain, etc.
12-07-2003, 11:07 AM #13
eat too much protein and the excess will be stored as fat (just like what occurs with fats and carbs)
the idea is to find the correct amount of protein your body needs and eat no more, no less
12-07-2003, 11:16 AM #14Originally Posted by bor
Too much Protein shouldn't result in getting the runs.
This is very common when guys first start the intake of shakes, but then subsides after your body adjusts, also, some cheap shakes are worse than others. A good protein source should result in Highly Efficient Absorbtion, resulting in less waste discharge, and "firm" stool as well.
Over consumption of Protein, (or anything for that matter) will result in the inabilty to metabolize, and anything that cannot be metabolized by your system will be converted and stored as fat. However, I am less concerned with too much Protein as I am too much carbs, since studies show that unmetabolized Carbs (especially cheap carbs ie sugars/corn syrup/high fructose etc) are 3-5 times faster in relation to the conversion to fat, and approx. the same ratio pertains to you body's inability to burn them off. Natural animal fats for one are much easier to burn off than fat that come from sugar (carb)/ unused protein conversion.
(getting a little off track here)
But yes, you CAN get too much protein, tha largest short term problem being unmetabolization, hence conversion to fat= unwanted fat gain.
12-09-2003, 07:23 PM #15Originally Posted by Ntpadude
Your body may only be able to use this percent of your body weight in protein, but you do not absorb all the protein that you eat. So you will have to eat alot more than that for your body to absorb its max amount.
12-09-2003, 07:28 PM #16Originally Posted by nevaenuf
That's why I don't Freak when I get 150g from Shakes, and 350 from food.
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