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Protein absorption in one meal

Even though I know I should split my protein meals rather equally throughout the day to achieave better protein absorption, I’d really like to get some numbers here - how much protein can I load in one meal? I’m asking this question as I don’t always have the chance to split the meals. I’m 34 years old, 176 lbs. at about 19% BF, though I’d like to get a general “formula” for these figures than get specific numbers for my figures.

104.3 grams per meal on every other Tuesday (starting on Jewish New Year). Otherwise it’s your body weight in metric pounds multiplied by Pi

Read the protein prejudice article by John Berardi at t-mag. I think he covers this common question there, but the basic answer is that no one really knows.

Found it. Sorry, I don’t know how to make a link.

Thanks. Especially you whetu - gr8 formula. I’ll know whom to ask next time.