96 grams of protein a day
- 07-10-2010, 03:10 PM
- 07-10-2010, 03:35 PM
07-10-2010, 04:27 PM
07-11-2010, 06:46 AM
Thanks for the responses. I am taking in about 100 grams of protein through whites and chicken. I was going to try to cut out my shakes if possible(80 grams whey/casein). I often question if they absorb or some how get lost in translation.
07-11-2010, 10:39 AM
I know a 230lb guy that maintains his mass off of 150 grams of protein a day.. Not claiming anything, just saying, anything is possible.. My dad is 195 12%BF and maintains his weight with about 100 grams of protein a day.
07-11-2010, 05:39 PM
I think the OP needs to question if HE can do it... Is he at or close to an easy to keep "natural" muscle mass? If so then, I guess it is possible but if he is highly trained and has taken careful and strategic plans to get beyond and easy to maintain weight then probably not. MORE IMPORTANT - WHY?????
There is no reason to ever cut your protein calories like this NONE:
Money? - Shakes are cheaper than solid protein.
Calories? - You should cut carbs first, if your protein is this low that better mean you are taking in under 100 calories a day
there is no logical reason for this unless you have failing kidneys and even that can be debated.
07-11-2010, 05:47 PM
07-11-2010, 06:16 PM
07-11-2010, 09:31 PM
07-11-2010, 09:53 PM
This is just such a weird thread. You give no info about yourself and want us to predict something theoretical in that it uses false absolutes that you are self imposing.
Could someone do fine off 100g protein, I guess but you would want to up your carbs and that would not be a good change for most people.
07-11-2010, 11:17 PM
wtf r u trying to do by decreasing protein? I believe what Gamer said that muscle CAN be maintained at 100-150 grams of protein BUT if ur trying to loose weight DO NOT cut out protein- here is why A. Muscles thrive on protein and muscle helps burn fat
B.Whenever someone consumes protein the body has to break it down- when the body goes into the process of breaking it down it expends energy thus aiding in the burning of fat
C. Protein is awesome
07-12-2010, 01:30 PM
07-12-2010, 01:31 PM
If youre an 85 lb 12 year old I suppose you could get away with 96 grams a day... Until you hit a growth spurt
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07-12-2010, 02:06 PM
Just give it a try and see what it does. I would try to keep your other macros high enough to compensate for the 80 x 4 calories you would lose by dropping the protein.
07-13-2010, 10:13 PM
Thanks for the advice. I am going to try to get my protein up through food and use the shakes when I am pressed for time.
07-15-2010, 09:56 AM
07-15-2010, 08:50 PM
07-15-2010, 10:12 PM
What makes you think your body isnt absorbing the protein from the shakes?
I guess cuz the shakes are like drinking water especially compared to the volume of 10 egg whites.
07-21-2010, 06:31 PM
07-30-2010, 12:39 PM
i think if you cut out the shakes and just replace half that protein with other healthy options you could probably do it. take it up to around 130-150g a day...depending on your size then add extra healthy fats and carbs to make up any caloric deficit you could maintain. but 96 seems low unless your under 150lbs or so. i think it is reasonable to suggest .7/.8g protein/lb of body weight would maintain you
07-30-2010, 01:13 PM
I don't know how protein powder is cheaper than whole foods when I can get 10lbs of chicken for $22 at Sam's Club.
Replace protein shakes with chicken.
07-30-2010, 01:41 PM
Lyle Mcdonald says you need .08 grams of protien per pound for maintance. This varies by greatly by % of body fat, .08 is simply a guide line. Like said above everyone is different.
07-30-2010, 01:45 PM
07-30-2010, 02:12 PM
I'm not saying that it's true but they mention:
"This was a leaning cycle that I did using a vegan-style diet. I actually averaged only around about half of my body weight (around 95 grams) of protein, with 300 grams of carbohydrate while dropping over 30 pounds in a 12-week timeframe. At 7%, my abs are clearly defined......I believe that the inclusion of carbs helped me reach this level at my strongest - my bench press was 280 pounds and dead-lift was 415 pounds when this picture was taken."
Personally, I think a lot of the information (propaganda) about needing to eat at least 1.5g for each lb of your bodyweight in protein comes from companies that manufacture whey. If you look back over the last 15 years or so there is a direct correlation between the amount of supplement companies being formed (and the money they make!) and the amount of protein needed to be consumed each day, vitamins needed to be taken, test boosting supplements needed to be taken, etc., etc., etc. and it has lead to 'normal' people like you and I feeling that we need to take numerous products as 'staples' when, in fact, we are too scared to drop supps in case we gain 30lbs of fat and our max bench press drops by 50lbs overnight.
07-30-2010, 02:32 PM
Do it up op. There's a lot of brosci about protein. I think the JISSN posted in their newest (once per decade,) publication 0.8g protein per kilogram...I can't remember if it was total weight or lean mass...Either way, that'd be around 90g for most people (* < 200lb.)
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