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How Much Protein at Once?

Do you know if there’s a maximum amount of protein that can be taken at one meal?

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no we dont know but its likely much higher then the low amount some paper tout and very individual as well

Phill

For years, people said the max was 40 grams at one meal.

Trouble was, no one knows where this recommedation came from! It’s not in ainy reseach papers, and no nutitrional gurus agree with it.

Let’s put it this way–I’ve known hundreds of guys who ingested up to 60 grams per meal, and probably more.

As much as your stomach can hold.

[quote]P1 wrote:
Do you know if there’s a maximum amount of protein that can be taken at one meal?[/quote]

I don’t know. I’m just waiting for a kidney to explode. According to the anti-protein zealots, I should’ve died about 30 years ago.

This question is largely individual. Should I ingest as much protein as Ronnie Coleman in a meal??? Probably not. Should I ingest more protein than a 70 year old women??? Probably so. Just think about it…

I;m 225 pounds 6’1 and 45 pounds of my body weight is fat. I ingest 2 scoops which is 24gramsx2 I just round it up to 50 and try to get 300 grams a day plus what ever I eat in food. Yes it turns my poo black because I’m sure I don’t process it all yet I want to be safe and make sure I get my daily ammount.

[quote]Shively wrote:
I;m 225 pounds 6’1 and 45 pounds of my body weight is fat. I ingest 2 scoops which is 24gramsx2 I just round it up to 50 and try to get 300 grams a day plus what ever I eat in food. Yes it turns my poo black because I’m sure I don’t process it all yet I want to be safe and make sure I get my daily ammount. [/quote]

Are you saying you get 300 grams a day from shakes, in addition to your food? I’m all for high protein intake but unless you are eating like a bird you have to be over doing it. If you get say 200 grams from food you are eating way over 2xbodyweight in protein and that’s the upper end of could possibly use.

36 grams of protein per meal.it also says et 1 gram per pound of your body weight!!!

Take this information as you will (considering the amount of opinion on the matter) but these are the numbers I have got from my education and from specialists.

For a daily approximation:

0.5g - 0.8g per kg of body weight. (Yes, KG of body weight.)
Now this IS a approximation which increases with your daily activity level.

For each consumption:

I’ve heard it depends on the same variables as above… probably something in the range 0f 30g - 60g of protein.

I think I read there that you are somewhere around 300g of protein a day. I would think that is a extreme over consumption and little too big of a dent on you’re wallet.

I weigh around 155lbs and I consume around 70g - 90g daily. It’s never been an issue with my ligament and muscle repair.

EDIT: I should probably add that Arnold suggests around 1 gram per pound in the case that you are weight training.

What type of gains are you making on 70-90 grams of protein a day?

[quote]St3v3-Bol wrote:
36 grams of protein per meal.it also says et 1 gram per pound of your body weight!!![/quote]

Urban myth.

not to hijack your thread but what I would like to know is there 30g of protein per meal apply to protein shakes or food also? because its hard to believe that steaks are one size digest all in 2 hours. A Big enough steak I will still feel like its in my stomach hours later.

If the body took several hours to digest it would you have a nice rate of protein intake for several hours?

I generally under eat on total protein per day. But I have eaten wholes packs of chicken at once before with like 120grams+. I don’t think it will harm you.

However if eating loads in one go results in you under eating, or missing meals for the rest of the day I assume it would be bad thing.

The way I see is how ever much Protein your getting compared to your body weight 1,1.5,2 grams per lb of body weight, split it up between your 6 meals. Or how ever many your eating.

Clearly a 200lb guy can eat more protein per mean than a 150lb guy.

I would say a good guidline would be
150 or below 30
150-180 30-40
180-220 40-50
220-250 50-60
250-270 60-70

I dont see the point in anyone getting more than 70grams per meal…

But then again I dont consider protein as important as most people do and its just my personal opinion.

[quote]Crusher Jr. wrote:
I weigh around 155lbs and I consume around 70g - 90g daily. It’s never been an issue with my ligament and muscle repair.
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I dont get alot of protein either but you might want to want to get some whey and bump that up to at least the 150 range.

How much can you realy be eating to only get 70-90 grams of protein per day…

If specialists arent jacked and strong as hell and or dont have clients who eat like them who are jacked and strong as hell… dont listen when it comes to getting jacked or strong as hell. Isnt this jsut common sence?

I have had a doctor to tell me to consider stoping lifting and personal trainers tell me not to lift heavy and to stop my sets when I get uncomfortable.

They cant be a profeshional in something they dont do.[/bored rant]

I weigh about 155-160 lbs. I take 2 servings (48g) of protein (whey isolates) shakes pre-workout and post-workout. Totaling to 96g a day not including protein from regular meals.

Maybe it’s just a mental thing, but I’ve noticed a large gain in mass after supplementing that much protein. Now, I’m also stacking with multivitamins, fish oil, and creatine; but after I added in the protein, I seemed to have exploded in size. But who knows… maybe it’s just water retention from the creatine.

creatine adds like 7-10lbs to me in around 1-2 weeks. Adding more protein to before and after shakes would give you more calories, energy to lift, and of course more protein so yeah that would pack some meat on you.

I hate carrot top.

The issue of protein absorption and utilization (we’re past digestion at this point) is such a big issue that it is discussed in The Anabolic Index.

It seems as though we never really get to the bottom of things in these discussions. Everyone gives their opinions and then goes home. It’s not a criticism of anyone, but a criticism of the issue itself. The “answer” is quite complicated and based on a number of factors, most of which aren’t generally considered.

Conclusions: get checked for renal insufficiency, then don’t worry about digestion absorption of a single meal. Again, we can’t oversimplify and just slap a number on it.

[quote]n3wb wrote:
The way I see is how ever much Protein your getting compared to your body weight 1,1.5,2 grams per lb of body weight, split it up between your 6 meals. Or how ever many your eating.

Clearly a 200lb guy can eat more protein per mean than a 150lb guy.

I would say a good guidline would be
150 or below 30
150-180 30-40
180-220 40-50
220-250 50-60
250-270 60-70

I dont see the point in anyone getting more than 70grams per meal…

But then again I dont consider protein as important as most people do and its just my personal opinion.[/quote]

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But then again I dont consider protein as important as most people do and its just my personal opinion."

what?