Ok, I’ve lifted a lot in the past, and have now been out of it for about 4 years. I’ve started back recently and come up with a few workouts and diet i learned from sifting through all of these articles. My questions are, knowing that all people are different, how much protein is too much in a sitting? How much does coordinating protein consumption with the time of day I workout matter? Whats a good ratio between supplement protein and food protein?
Stats are: 6’0 200 lbs, trying to bulk, workout at about 7pm.
Taking the advice found here I keep a food log and on average I consume about 50g fat, 110g carbs, 260g protein. About 1/2 of the protein comes in the form of Grow! and all protein is divided about evenly throughout the day.
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This is barely enough info to answer. Are you bulking?Cutting?Maintaining?
This nutrient breakdown is not bad, but it looks to me on first glance to be short of calories. At barely 2000 calories for a 200 pounder who works out, you are on the low side. If you do any cardio or work manually, you are well under nourished to grow or even maintain the muscle you have.
Try to get as much from natural/real food as possible and use the supplements for just that. Also in case of convenience. A 50% increase in your current carb intake would be my first advice–depending on goals. Don’t be afraid of fruits,vegetables and good ole complex carbs. These are NOT the carbs resposible for fat America. Stay away from processsed foods and sugar drinks and eat all you want. At that size–you can eat quite a bit more and do your body good.