I just have a basic question, and although I've been manipulating my diet and watching my macros I'm not sure what the answer is. Right now I'm cutting and Im trying to get 1.5g protein per g of bodyweight. For me that would be 300g at 200 pounds. Right now I currently eat depending on the day 4 meals of 50 grams of protein or 5 meals at 45-50 grams of protein. Most these meals are usually 8-9oz of chicken breast. So at best Ill get 250 grams of protein.
I've always heard different answers regarding how much protein you can digest at once. I've been told that if you consume more than 40grams of protein at once, the rest goes to waste. Whats the truth in this? Or is this BS? I have no problem upping my protein per meal, stomaching it is not the issue, I just don't want to be wasting my food as a broke college kid. And if it is true that your body can only handle 40 at once, in how much time can you have another meal of 40grams without it being wasted? An hour?
Haha sorry for the long post, just never really found a good answer for this.