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Protein Intake

I’ve recently recalculated the split between proteins, carbs and fats based on Berardi’s Massive Eating parameters. Before i was eating 1g of protein per pound, now, with his 40/30/30 (p/c/f) split i’m eating about 1.9 - 2g of protein a day.
Not that i mind stuffing my face with meat and protein shakes :).

The question is, considering a high proteic intake is roughly 1.5g per pound, do you recon 2g per pound is an overkill or there is no harm in taking in a little more?


You’ll be fine.

2.1gr is when you die.

Personally, I think anything over 1 gram per pound of body weight is overkill. When I get much past the 1 gram per pound of bodyweight I don’t see a difference. However, when I am under the 1 gram I see a big difference. Keep in mind everyone is different and you might need more than 1 gram per pound.


Shit, i’d better watch out, i was border line yesterday with 2.09999g!