Thread: Am I wasting protien
02-18-2005, 02:48 PM #1
Am I wasting protien
I'm 6' 1" - 213lbs and I'm currently clean bulking.
After my 4th meal of the day (around 3pm) I was up to 228 grams of protein. This doesn't include the proteins from oats and items like that as they aren't that usable I believe (only meat, nuts, shakes, beads). I still have 3 more meals planned, each containing roughly 50 more grams of quality protein. With my stats, am I wasting protien by consuming 378 grams or more in a day or should I keep it to between 1 and 1.5 grams per lb.
If more details are need about the diet I'll be happy to provide.
02-18-2005, 02:51 PM #2
whats ur diet like man?
02-18-2005, 02:52 PM #3
I think the consensus is 1.5g of protein per lb of body weight per day. At your weight thats about 319 grams. So 378 isnt really that much of a waste. Personally I would rather get way too much than not enough.
Last edited by seanw; 02-18-2005 at 07:23 PM.
02-18-2005, 07:18 PM #4
It depends on what you mean by wasting protein. The main (and often overlooked/misunderstood) reason that high protein diets are effective for cutting is the high metabolic cost of converting all the protein you eat into glucose.
Only a fraction of the protein that you eat is used for protein synthesis (roughly .8 grams per kilogram) the rest is converted to glucose in a calorie deficit. This is an ineffcient process which increases your metabolic rate leading to an enhanced calorie deficit.
So I wouldnt say you are wasting it as long as your total calories are still on target, the protein is serving to keep your metabolism high and enhance fat loss.
02-18-2005, 07:22 PM #5
if your meals are spread out, you should be fine.
plus you have to count the gylcogen you used during your training and replace that too
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