How much protein do you eat @ each meal ?
- 12-14-2007, 10:20 AM
How much protein do you eat @ each meal ?
I've heard the claim that you are not supposed to eat more than 30g of protein per meal. This number varies but is around that, but is within the ballpark. I've heard the theories about keeping the dosing small for maximum absorption, etc, etc.............
How much protein do you eat at each meal ?
I eat upwards of 50-70g at times for each meal.
- 12-14-2007, 10:31 AM
I think the 30 number is based on egg protein plasma levels. if you eat anything over 25g of eggs in one seating, protein plasma levels don't go any higher, and its all gone in a little over an hour. but thats just eggs, and taken solo. using beef instead, and with fiber, carbs + fat, the digestion takes longer so its released into blood slower tooAnimis Rep
- 12-14-2007, 10:34 AM
I think my protien consumption varies sometimes. Sometimes Ill go as high as 60 grams and sometimes as low as 30. I try to aim for 40g per meal however. 5 meal x 40g = 200 grams. Thats the average. Ill go higher most of the time.
12-14-2007, 10:36 AM
I really don't ever eat anything lower than 50g. The reason for this is b/c I don't always have access to eat protein all the time, so I just eat larger portions to compensate potentially longer time intervals between meals.
I usually eat about every 4-4.5 hrs @ 50g+ of protein, instead of ever 2-3 hrs.
The egg thing is interesting Easy. When I was using Egg protein awhile ago I'd have 60g shakes of egg protein.
12-14-2007, 10:38 AM
12-14-2007, 10:39 AM
thats the downside of eggs solo, and the plus side of blends. you can get a variety of proteins in a blend so some are faster than others. The problem with the study of course is that it was eggs solo (I believe sunny side up or hard boiled, cant recall) with no other food. a shake should be pretty close to that tho, if you have nothing else with it. I should try and find that study, but i'm lazy
12-14-2007, 10:40 AM
This is also too why I useat every meal is b/c of my high protein meals.
Being lactose intolerant sucks c0ck.
12-14-2007, 10:41 AM
12-14-2007, 10:42 AM
if i had more than ~30 grams of egg protein i would be leaving a pretty rank cloud behind me.
Muscle Pharm Rep
12-14-2007, 11:45 AM
The way I figured it out for me, is to find the total number of calories per day I should be getting then figuring out what kind of macro split I want to be on...say 40/40/20. Then divide by the MINIMUM number of meals I will get per day...say 6 (maybe up to 8). Then whatever that number is, I aim for a MINIMUM (just in case I end up having fewer than six meals per day) of that amount of protein per meal.
For me that's around 45 or so.
12-14-2007, 12:03 PM
50g protein every 2-3 hours. My macros are 65% fat/30%pro/5%carbs during the week. I usually eat very little protein on the weekends, maybe like 10-15% of my daily cal intake.
12-14-2007, 12:05 PM
I try to get 40g per meal. You figure a steak or a decent size chicken breast is 40g at least. How much protein in a krystal?
12-14-2007, 12:31 PM
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12-14-2007, 01:24 PM
40g fts, as far as I've been informed thats the most an average 200ib BBer can digest at a time without anabolic steroids or some sort of other effective up regulator of protein synthesis.
12-14-2007, 01:26 PM
Well I was watching that movie markus ruhl made 'Big and loving it' or something like that.. He says he tries to eat 50grams at every meal.. I think like 7 or 8 meals a day. SOmetimes he takes 100 if he skips a meal..
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12-14-2007, 02:21 PM
I have a huge range no less than 25gr, but no more than 60gr. Even with a digestive enzyme anything over 60 is hard on the old gut.....and enviorment
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12-14-2007, 02:43 PM
12-14-2007, 03:29 PM
60g for breakfast, 30g for snack, 30g lunch, 25g snack, 30g pre WO, 50g post WO, 40g dinner, 20g before bed.
12-14-2007, 03:34 PM
Depends - anywhere from 8-55g hehe but I eat 6 times a day, with three higher protein meals and three smaller snacks which are therefore also lower in protein
12-14-2007, 04:01 PM
I have 4 meals per day at about 30 g, and snacks at about 10 g each, for a total of 6 meals per day.
12-14-2007, 06:22 PM
People put too much emphasis on protein. More doesn't equal more muscle. Mostly is mostly water, NOT PROTEIN!.
12-15-2007, 05:25 AM
i shoot for 25-30g with meals, and around 50g post w/o. I eat about 6-7 small meals through the day so plenty of space to get the protein in.
12-15-2007, 10:04 AM
12-15-2007, 07:32 PM
Around 50 grams per meal works for me. A lot of people subscribe to the 30-35 grams per serving approach because they don't know any better. Those studies weren't done of physically active males who carry a good amount of muscle. I also don't recommend the Ronnie Coleman approach of ingesting 80+ because not everybody's stomach can handle that for 5-6 meals a day every day.
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01-28-2008, 08:23 PM
I aim for 50g per feeding. When I hit up buffets or fast food joints its in the 100-125 range(this is not often but never really poses an issue as far as digestion goes).
02-16-2008, 10:26 PM
i think that depends if its on an empty stomach or with a meal...
"at one time" doesnt really count with a large meal imo, cos you have song a long transition through the gi tract
i go for 40-50 per meal... depends on how many times i eat per day. my farts def let me know when ive eaten too much... i can get away with 60-70 sometimes with no problem.
02-25-2008, 05:43 PM
i'll put 40 down however it can be lower or higher by ten depending on how i go about it.
to support your initial claim - i did read once, although i can't reference it, that the liver can only support 33-35 grams to digest at a time. so you may have heard correct.
03-11-2008, 10:36 AM
03-11-2008, 02:39 PM
well i eat upwards towards 60-90 afterworkout because i heard the body can fully digest more protein after a workout and 40-50 for the rest of my meals, but i try tomy body with food immediatly post workout within 5 minutes of finishing working out i take 100gr WMS and 60-90 100%amino whey from healthy n fit. then about 30 minutes after that ill scarf down either some steak or chicken breasts
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