So my question today is on the topic of protien intake. I have read a few articles that say you take in about .8 grams of protien per lb of body weight (Ergo 203lb eats 162 grams). However, talking to a few of my friends who are fairly adept in training, they say just take in your body weight in grams of protein (Ergo 203 lb eats 203 grams of protein a day). The latter seems to be a bit harder to accomplish and I do not want to be trying to do something I do not need to be doing. 4 meals a day and 3 snacks a day is not easy for me to be honest… Not because I am to lazy to make them, but because I am just not hungry… They say better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it.
Another question that ties in that I have, how much protein should you drink versus eat? Currently, I consistently drink 1 protein shake a day but sometimes I will try to get 2 to help me try to reach 203 grams. Is it better to fail reaching by eating or to achieve with an extra protein shake or two?
30 years old
Bfp: Around 18% (20 on some charts)
Years Training: Last 24 months (Have worked out off and on 12 years before that)
Goal: I am not trying to be pro nor am I an expert in any sense. I just want to see how big i can get/ how strong. I workout 4 days a week upper/lower split. (Each of those 4 days are about 1-1.5 hours of lifting free weights and using resistance bands at home)