Can someone clear this up? protein myth?

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    Can someone clear this up? protein myth?


    OK so..whats he deal here... is it 1.o gram-1.5 gram of protein per pound or is it per KG?

    I see this all the time... I seen some say its .6-.8 per KG.... whats the verdict...

    heres my diet does it have enough protein?

    Breakfast
    - weight control oatmeal 7 grams of protein
    - 2 cups of milk 16 grams of protein

    Lunch
    - big bowl of beef chilli (93/7) about 50 grams of protein
    - apple

    Snack
    - lean cusine tv dinner about 15-20 grams of protein and only 200-300 calories

    dinner
    - depends but either pork,beef,vension, chicken usally around 40 grams protein



    only on m/w/f do I have 1 protein shake while im working out which is made with milk and has 40 grams of protein...



    SOOOOOO I weigh 189.... if its per pound im to far under.. if its KG im at 1.7-2grams per kg.... just right.... Confused!!!

    on workout days im getting roughly 170 grams of protein.....
    and non workout days roughly 130.....

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    aim for 1g/lb daily. Why reducing your protein on non workout days? you grow during rest.
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    If I am trying to put on muscle mass I find that 2 grams per pound is optimal for me. If dieting I shoot for 1 gram per with a minimum of .75 grams per pound on really low calorie days, but do not stay in a protein deficit (less than 1gram per LB) for more than a couple days at a time. Three pounds of relatively lean meat and a couple scoops of protein powder should be fine for you if you're looking to add mass, if dieting just add a little bit more protein and see what happens.
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    I know it's hard buy try your best to get in 1.5g/lb and if u come up short at least you'll hit your g/lb goal
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    Most people are taking in much more protein than you need to build muscle. This article will give you a little more insight...

    The Truth on How Much Protein You Really Need Per Day to Build Muscle
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    Quote Originally Posted by RickRock13 View Post
    Most people are taking in much more protein than you need to build muscle. This article will give you a little more insight...

    The Truth on How Much Protein You Really Need Per Day to Build Muscle
    Pretty good article.

    All the studies I've come across have shown no differences in lean mass or strength gains between 1g/lb and >1g/lb in natural athletes.

    People don't realize that it takes 2200-3000 kcal of energy to build 1 pound (450g) of muscle. And that muscle will likely be comrpised of about 150-200 g of actual protein.

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    I will never rely on an article to formulate my macro needs (or wants). I will only rely on experience. If I want to pack on mass and recover from my workouts, I need a lot of protein.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Cold View Post
    I will never rely on an article to formulate my macro needs (or wants). I will only rely on experience. If I want to pack on mass and recover from my workouts, I need a lot of protein.
    you seem to have answered your own question.....end thread....
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    Quote Originally Posted by RickRock13
    Most people are taking in much more protein than you need to build muscle. This article will give you a little more insight...

    The Truth on How Much Protein You Really Need Per Day to Build Muscle
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    I find I grow best with 1.5, but that's been after a few years of manipulation in diet. As a starting point, definitely read the article and see how their recommendations work for you
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    ive been sayn this for years, everyone focuses on protein and neglects carbs and fat
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    Quote Originally Posted by hvactech View Post
    ive been sayn this for years, everyone focuses on protein and neglects carbs and fat
    ^^^^

    And how does one discern if its the added protein or just the added calories that promote muscle growth?

    Protein is the building blocks, but it requires 2500-3000 kcals or to supply the energy needed to construct one pound of muscle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZiR RED

    ^^^^

    And how does one discern if its the added protein or just the added calories that promote muscle growth?

    Protein is the building blocks, but it requires 2500-3000 kcals or to supply the energy needed to construct one pound of muscle.

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    Agreed. Well said.
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    how many calories is that? i'd be hungry as **** eating that...
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