For the past 2-3 weeks i’ve been noting down how much protein i take daily in an attempt to get it up to 1.5-2g/lb of bodyweight, following what seems to be the standard amount recommended by most. (i’m currently 170lbs, gym 5x/week plus conditioning) i’ve hit 280-300g these past 5 days. at the same time, i’ve been trying to read up about protein consumption, looking up threads etc. H/w, i can’t come to a conclusion whether i’m going in the right direction.
also the phrase “there’s no such thing as overtraining, only undereating” could someone explain this as i dont wanna take it the wrong way. (not trolling, just wanna learn)
So how am i doing? should i continue upping protein intake? or just stick to about 1.5g/body weight?
**confused as ive seen people heavier than me taking in lesser i.e( http://tnation.T-Nation.com/free_online_forum/diet_performance_nutrition_supplements/too_much_protein_16?id=4876668&pageNo=0 )
breakfast- 5 eggs + 3 slices wholemeal toast + 1 scoop whey
after gym: 2 scoops whey
lunch- 300g chicken fillet + potato/air cooked fries(yum!)
snack: milk + 3 eggs + almonds
dinner: same as lunch
pre-bed: one scoop caesin
total approx: 280g protein
***goals are to get stronger, better, faster(for basketball) not really concerned about bulking/cutting. though i would like to be at about 80kg/176lbs as i feel that it’s good for the position i play. (i’m 178cm/5.8ft)
****yes, ive been through the threads and used the searched engine. (: