The truth about how much protein you really need.
- 12-14-2009, 01:35 PM
- 12-14-2009, 04:16 PM
Some experts recommend eating smaller meals throughout the day, known as grazing. "Grazing helps normalize blood sugar levels rather than producing three large spikes, which is what happens eating three meals a day," says Nick Flynn, PhD, associate professor of biochemistry at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas.
12-14-2009, 04:40 PM
In my feeling, well balanced meals with low glycemic index carbs shouldn't raise insulin significantly more in 3 meals than 6 small meals. And is raising insulin a small amount bad? I think not given that it is among the most anabolic chemicals in the human body.
The only way I have found 6 meals to be helpful is in overcoming hunger when clipping calories to a ridiculously low level. At least with a meal every 3 hours, the hunger never gets as high. In bulking oddly it seems far easier with 3 meals, because trying to eat 3 1500 calorie meals is hard, but trying to eat 6 750 is murder because you never are hungry at all thru the day, and often the next meal is coming before the last is significantly digested
12-14-2009, 06:40 PM
Voyageurs used to work ridiculously hard and were known to be very muscular and fit. They ate either 8-10 pounds of meat a day or 2-5 pounds of pemmican. Personally I work very hard physically at work and in the gym. I eat a lot. Without enough protein I grow noticeably weaker at work and in the gym. I lose size too.
12-21-2009, 04:44 PM
From 17-26 I tried 3 square and then from 27ish until now (36) I've done 5-6 a day and this has been without a doubt overall better in every aspect for me than when I was younger. The only POSSIBLE downer is time consumption.
12-22-2009, 09:38 AM
Unremarkable is no way to go through life... Doug
12-24-2009, 08:13 PM
12-25-2009, 12:57 PM
12-25-2009, 01:33 PM
In the human body, in nutrition, in training, hardly anything is absolute.
There are several points regarding the human body and its responses to nutrition and exercise that are just pointless to argue. This thread is full of them.
06-24-2010, 07:59 PM
i tend to grow off rice and oatmeal. if my carbs arent there i cant push any weight around. ive played with protein levels but they dont seem to make any size or strength differences for me.
11-30-2012, 09:26 AM
if your goal is to build muscle then obviously protein synthesis is important but tbh I think the majority of us consume more than we need, the fact is you can only synthesis about 20g per meal anyway so having bucket loads is no good.
12-01-2012, 07:42 AM
Ill also add that maybe copious amounts of protein can be a bad thing?? cant be good for the liver..
12-01-2012, 12:07 PM
I would personally find it very difficult to not eat at least 1gm per lb of protein. If you eat four meal that would be less than 50gm at each meal for anyone under 200lb. I guess if you were to eat a ton of oatmeal, rice, and sweet potatoes you may not get there. But I can't imagine eating that many carbs unless you were ecto or seriously bulking. Keep in mind that high quantities of rice and potatoes also have a decent amount of protein. And although not a perfect amino acid profile, yes these gms do "count"
12-01-2012, 12:10 PM
12-01-2012, 04:51 PM
Ohhh...is that so? So out of the 220 g I eat in 3 meals I'm only using 60 of it? Damn...looks like a lot of people are doing it all wrong...glad you're here to give us all the "facts".Originally Posted by mumbles12
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