Eating a lot of protein, how often do you do it?

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    Apr 01, 2011 4:36 PM GMT
    So I know your supposed to eat one gram of protein per lb of muscle you desire, so my question is this.

    Do you up the amount of protein you eat on days you work out or do you do that every day of the week?

    Any advice is helpful,

    Thanks,
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    Apr 02, 2011 4:57 AM GMT
    I think the sort of replies you are going to get is that protein in high amounts is best digested immediately after a work out. Your body is far more receptive in these states than at nearly (all?) any other time.

    Though not just protein, carbs are needed too.


    Eat to grow, but break down muscle so you have something to grow into.
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    Apr 02, 2011 5:07 AM GMT
    Foods that I like and eat throughout the day are naturally high in protein (eggs, yogurt, meat, salmon, nuts). I guess if I had to make some unnatural effort to consume protein in my meals it'd be harder, but you can condition yourself to want and crave specific foods.
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    Apr 02, 2011 5:08 AM GMT
    I love fruits and vegetabes. meat can at times be a struggle.
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    Apr 02, 2011 5:22 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidI think the one gram per pound of body weight is a bit too much.

    I do body weight x .88 = total grams of protein.

    Example using my body weight:

    215 x .88 = 189.2

    I round it off to 190 grams of protein daily.

    I get my protein from eggs, egg white protein powder, tuna, chicken and salmon.


    Do you do this every day or just the days you workout?
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    Apr 02, 2011 12:26 PM GMT
    I am not a scientist or nutritionist, however, I would think that eating the high amounts or protein on off days would be beneficial for muscle building.

    Its when you are resting (i.e. your "off" or rest day) that your body is rebuilding itself and building up bigger and stronger muscles and this is when it needs the nutrients and protein to help it build.

    When I am in my building muscle phase (vs. training for triathlons), I keep my protein target the same every day.
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    Apr 03, 2011 3:09 AM GMT
    I would do it on off days also. Raw eggs are a great source of protein. But try to get pasture raised eggs.
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    Apr 03, 2011 3:32 AM GMT
    4 to 1 carb to protein ratio before workout and 3 to 1 post workout.

    Total diet roughly 40% carbohydrates, 40% protein, and 20% "good" fats.

    Too much unused protein will be converted to fat so make sure you're consuming the right number altogether per the calories you burn (ie your activity level.... Harris Benedict formula).
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    Apr 03, 2011 3:58 AM GMT
    Nutritionally, there is no difference between raw and cooked egg whites.

    http://www.calorieking.com/foods/calories-in-eggs-chicken-egg-egg-white-raw-fresh_f-ZmlkPTY4ODg5.html

    http://www.calorieking.com/foods/calories-in-eggs-chicken-egg-egg-white-hard-boiled_f-ZmlkPTE0Njg2NA.html

    Plus, per the all-knowing internet site Wikipedia, "In addition, the protein in raw eggs is only 51% bio-available, whereas that of a cooked egg is nearer 91% bio-available, meaning the protein of cooked eggs is nearly twice as absorbable as the protein from raw eggs."
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    Apr 04, 2011 12:24 AM GMT
    Profire saidNutritionally, there is no difference between raw and cooked egg whites.

    http://www.calorieking.com/foods/calories-in-eggs-chicken-egg-egg-white-raw-fresh_f-ZmlkPTY4ODg5.html

    http://www.calorieking.com/foods/calories-in-eggs-chicken-egg-egg-white-hard-boiled_f-ZmlkPTE0Njg2NA.html

    Plus, per the all-knowing internet site Wikipedia, "In addition, the protein in raw eggs is only 51% bio-available, whereas that of a cooked egg is nearer 91% bio-available, meaning the protein of cooked eggs is nearly twice as absorbable as the protein from raw eggs."


    I still prefer to eat my eggs raw, as they are easier to take in the form of a smoothie. Plus there is conflicting evidence about raw versus cooked.