Maximum protein ...?

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    Apr 05, 2008 5:27 PM GMT
    Alright, so I take most of my advice from a friend of mine who works out a lot and was actually a member of this website but got deleted... but I would like some secondary opinions on this one.

    He says i should only take about 20 grams of protein every 2 hours, and that's the MAXIMUM the body can absorb every 2 hours. He says that if I take any more than that then it's useless. However, this doesn't make sense to me. I've heard you need at least 1 gram of protein per pound of your body weight. How can someone who is 200+ lbs find enough hours in the day to take all the protein he/she needs to gain weight!? Haha... so yeah, any input would be GREATLY appreciated.
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    Apr 06, 2008 12:53 AM GMT
    As a male you should not go over 60 grams of protein a day. Its taxing on your system and you can be physically fit without destroying your body long term.

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    Apr 06, 2008 12:55 AM GMT
    revisit that equation again and look at the research you will see its per kg not pound which is 2.2 pounds unlike the back of pot instructions which are bastardised to sell more product.

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    Apr 06, 2008 1:27 AM GMT
    Right bfg1 it is in kilo grams. The formula goes like this. Say I'm 150lbs that converts to 63kg.
    63kg X 2.0 = 138.6 so I would take in 138 grams of protein per day, to grow with. And if you do take in more than your body wants you will waste it out of you. And runners will use 2.2 for their active lifestyle.
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    Apr 06, 2008 2:32 AM GMT
    Hippie, i'd like to gain weight, not lose it.
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    Apr 06, 2008 2:40 AM GMT
    maxx10 saidRight bfg1 it is in kilo grams. The formula goes like this. Say I'm 150lbs that converts to 63kg.
    63kg X 2.0 = 138.6 so I would take in 138 grams of protein per day, to grow with. And if you do take in more than your body wants you will waste it out of you. And runners will use 2.2 for their active lifestyle.


    nope...it gets stored as fat.

    Any concentration of macromolecule your body cannot use within a frame of time (refering to protein or carbs) will get stored as fat.

    It has been a while since I have taken exercise physio and biochem...otherwise I would breakdown the metabolic pathways for you
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    Apr 06, 2008 2:51 AM GMT
    reed you can gain weight with healthy fats like avocado and nuts but just eating protein i dont think is the answer. best of luck though.

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    Apr 06, 2008 2:56 AM GMT
    That still leaves open the question of how much protein your body can absorb from one meal or shake.