This is my problem, perhaps my excuse. I weigh 250 pounds, 1.5 x 250 = 375g of protein. That’s 8.3 chicken breasts, assuming they are boiled.
Doesn’t that seem like a bit too much? Even with six meals a day that’s still two meals I have to have 2 chicken breasts.
Perhaps if I was 250 pounds of muscle my caloric requirements would require me to eat 8.3 chicken breasts, but when you are fat it just seems insane.
Calculate it for pounds of lean mass, not total body weight. If you’ve got 150 pounds of lean mass and 100 pounds of fat on you, you’d be looking at 225g of protein, which is probably more appropriate for you.
Since when is chicken the only source of protein on the planet?
Doesn’t that seem like a bit too much? [/quote]
I ate around 350-400g of protein yesterday and I weigh about 240.
I can’t even count the number of times I’ve eaten 4 or more chicken breasts in one sitting.
I used my Lean Mass to calculate my protein and caloric intake. I’ve heard both sides of the arguement…Some people say use your body weight, others just your Lean Mass.
The one that made most sense to me was, if you are extremely overfat, like 20%+ Body Fat, then just use the LBM. IF you are leaner, then use your total body weight.
I’m not sure which is entirely correct, and I suppose if varies quite a bit depending on the individual. I guess you could try it one way for a month, see how it goes, then change things if you need to.
Hmm I like the idea of using lean body mass. I wonder if that would help. I could also try the reverse, use my body mass and start cutting the amount of protein I eat until I start losing weight.
I think the first thing I should do is observe how much protein I consume right now and see what its closer to.