whats up with protine and weightloss
- 03-18-2008, 03:24 PM
whats up with protine and weightloss
How many sevings per day is ok when trying to cut weight.
eggwhites international, soo im getting alot of protine. should i cut back on the shakes to cut weight. Im eating small healthy meals throughout the day. as well as high intensity weights and cardio.
- 03-18-2008, 03:35 PM
I would say shoot for Minimum of 255grams of protein ,but you could probably go as high as 400+gram for your weight. I would try to get as much of it whole foods as possible. What do your other Macros look like?
03-18-2008, 03:44 PM
03-18-2008, 04:05 PM
03-18-2008, 04:50 PM
03-19-2008, 09:46 AM
are you adding more protien to the nutri system program? i am not sure exactly what the program consist of. if you are you are kind of defeating the purpose of the program.
03-19-2008, 10:05 AM
Protein is great for cutting! Not only does it protect you from muscle-loss, protein from food (not powder) is very thermic.
Meaning that your body needs a lot of energy just digesting/using the protein. (I believe 30 kcal for every 100 kcal)
03-19-2008, 10:15 AM
03-19-2008, 10:18 AM
ya but if he is using a design program that already has his calories figured out then if is supplementing extra protien he might not be in a calorie deficit anymore. if he is going to supplement more protien he needs to cut down his carbs. i dont know how much he knows about dieting if he didnt even know what macro's were( no offense OP).
03-19-2008, 10:22 AM
true, but he is 250lbs, and i'm banking on the fact that nutrisystem doesn't provide all that much in calories a day
03-19-2008, 10:32 AM
ya i agree with that also. the best advice is to read the label and get back to us and let us know what he is consuming. i know if i paid for that system i wouldnt mess around with it too much. if you dont know what you are doing it could turn into a waste of money IMO.
03-19-2008, 10:33 AM
ive been gaining alot of muscle mass this last month, as well as sliming down. its not hard for me to see gains as long as i keep at it. im just trying to loose the baby fat.
i always have high intensity workouts. but this past month is the first time ive really looked into my dieting. ive always been the type to clean out buffets with my footballbuddys. soo ya im really new at this, so i appreciate the help. im still learning about proper intake and stuff like that so any info is cool.
sorry i didnt get back to yall earlyer but theres been no time.
03-19-2008, 10:35 AM
yeah, i'm guessing it comes to 1800 cal a day, something low like that. definitely need to get the total calorie count at least, even if not the whole macro breakdown. truthfully you can do better yourself for less money if you take some time to plan + prep
03-19-2008, 10:44 AM
i totally agree. plus you can have more freedom with what you eat instead what someone picks out for you. too bad we cant get his bf% and weight. if he is exetremely overweight i would cut calories higher for three days then do calories at maintenance for one day. that would be my plan of attack
03-19-2008, 10:50 AM
03-19-2008, 11:02 AM
03-19-2008, 11:11 AM
i'm doing a relative to it. more or less similar caloric structure, just more solid food. so between 1200-1500 cal a day, still hitting 200g of protein total a day. a lot of egg whites, fish, chicken breast, etc. about 1/2-2/3 of the protein is from shakes
03-19-2008, 11:12 AM
ah heres some info
The Nutrisystem diet is based around the glycemic index. They have options for men, women, diabetics, and vegetarians. Typical daily calorie amounts will vary from 1200 to 1500, and each days food consists of 3 meals and 2 snacks. The macro-nutrient ratios are approximately 55% carbohydrates, 25% protein and 20% fats. The have 2 additional programs for women and men over 60 - the only difference here is the addition of one months supply of a multivitamin-mineral.
03-19-2008, 11:18 AM
sorry bud i didnt see that you responded. if you have a lack of energy i would add in a complex carb source in one of your snacks. alot of people like to cut carbs and add protein and that really diminishes your energy level. IMO i would take in the right amount of carbs so your body will not have to utilize protein for energy. this will keep the protein for muscle recuperation. there are so many approaches to dieting and so many different opinions.
03-19-2008, 11:25 AM
03-19-2008, 11:26 AM
yeah, so I ignore the GI now. well, not totally ignore it, but realize that the numbers you see for something may not be relevant when its eaten with anything else.
03-19-2008, 11:32 AM
so im guessing i would repace a early afternoon snack (before lunch) with a complex carb source and replace the afternoon snack with my post workout drink (lunchtime workouts)
03-19-2008, 11:38 AM
yeah, and if the calories I posted are close to right, adding a few protein shakes isn't a problem at your size, in fact its a good idea. not muscle milk, but low fat low carb protein.
03-19-2008, 11:47 AM
03-19-2008, 11:51 AM
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