Protein, how much, when and the best sources!

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    Jul 17, 2012 5:02 PM GMT
    Hi guys,

    The diet side of the gym is the hardest thing for me to get right. I was set a magazine challenge of Hight Intensity Training (HIT) with a paelo-based diet.

    I didn't do the challenge coz could get to grips with the diet, but have made some great gains my own way.

    I was told to eat 6x 30g of protein a day, apparently the we can only take in 30g in one hour. And someone else said 2.5g of protein for every kilo is needed for good gain.

    What are good supplements and excellent ways to take in protein without gaining a big stomoache?

    I'm such a bloody fussy eater sometimes lol.

    What works well with you?
    Cheers,
    T
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    Jul 17, 2012 6:20 PM GMT
    I eat alot of these things to start.

    cottage cheese
    egg whites
    tuna
    kidney / black beans
    turkey meat
    whey protein powder from walmart

  • gwuinsf

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    Jul 17, 2012 6:45 PM GMT
    If you are following paleo then you want your protein from whole food sources: any animal meats will do as will whole eggs. With eggs on paleo you want to eat the whole egg as the fats in the yolk are considered healthy fats. You want to vary your protein sources but in the end it doesn't matter where they come from. If you are sticking with Paleo then the cottage cheese and legumes in the list above are on the no fly list.

    I just read an article somewhere about protein absorption and why the XXg of protein/hour absorption is a myth, but I can't find it. Basically it talked about how the body can recognize when it has been hit with a large amount of protein and you will release a hormone that slows movement through the bowels. If I stumble across it again, I'll post the link here.

    If you are getting stomach aches from supplements, stay off them. Eat real food.

    I've been doing Paleo for about 6 months now. I love it and it's been fantastic for me. I'm fitting into jeans that were in my "clothes that don't fit" drawer.
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    Jul 17, 2012 6:47 PM GMT
    +1 for the comment above me.

    If you're looking for a good protein powder, go with Carnivore protein. Its a meat derived protein powder that you can drink like a shake. It is slow absorbing, and is used well to fuel muscles and tastes decent.
  • gwuinsf

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    Jul 17, 2012 7:13 PM GMT
    I found the article.

    http://www.marksdailyapple.com/dear-mark-how-much-protein-can-you-absorb-and-use-from-one-meal/#axzz20uP8SxEg
  • Jasonblue

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    Jul 17, 2012 8:20 PM GMT
    Don't pass up Greek Yogurt at 15+ grams of protein a serving. Cottage Cheese and Yorgurts are best taken before bed because the casein breaks down so slowly and supplies your body with needed protein through the night.
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    Jul 18, 2012 2:04 AM GMT
    Chicken...the world's best muscle builder.
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    Jul 18, 2012 2:06 AM GMT
    globetrotter2012 saidHi guys,

    The diet side of the gym is the hardest thing for me to get right. I was set a magazine challenge of Hight Intensity Training (HIT) with a paelo-based diet.

    I didn't do the challenge coz could get to grips with the diet, but have made some great gains my own way.

    I was told to eat 6x 30g of protein a day, apparently the we can only take in 30g in one hour. And someone else said 2.5g of protein for every kilo is needed for good gain.

    What are good supplements and excellent ways to take in protein without gaining a big stomoache?

    I'm such a bloody fussy eater sometimes lol.

    What works well with you?
    Cheers,
    T
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    If you do a forum search this topic has been covered so many times. I won't reiterate.
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    Jul 18, 2012 2:23 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidChicken...the world's best muscle builder.


    I eat a shit ton of chicken (that works out to about 50g/day of chicken alone).

    greek yogurt for breakfast - about 12-15g of protein there depending on the brand.

    Then one post-workout protein shake (with a little before pre-workout)... this is about 35-40g.

    Snacks throughout the day - string cheese has 6g protein per stick believe it or not, cottage cheese at 12g per half cup, protein bars at 15g a bar, etc...

    lately I've been into peanut butter smoothies as a dessert/pre-bed time item, which involves about 4 heaping tbsp peanut butter, a 20g scoop of whey, milk, ice, some raw eggs if I have them on hand, and salt (another 30-40g protein).

    usually adds up to around 1.5-1.8g protein/kg bodyweight (whoever said 1-2g protein per POUND bodyweight.. omg what???) which is what I try to go by. I don't really want my kidneys to totally explode so I'll increase it if I see good evidence more is better..

    also drink LOTS AND LOTS OF WATER
  • VriesGreg

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    Jul 23, 2012 11:37 AM GMT
    The total amount of proteins most people take must be healthy and balanced, because acquiring a large amount of proteins or perhaps ingesting them in low portions may result in significant health problems. On top of that, if you would like to have a very good muscular body, we must make sure of all the proteins we take. how much protein you need and where to get it. During the next few lines we're going to try and answer the actual concern : What amount of protein we need to have a day?

    After we compare and contrast the amount of calories we take in plus the number of proteins we must have, there's a straightforward formula which says that proteins must make 20% of your entire number of calories a day. It means that if an individual really needs 2,000 calories per day, 400 calories need to be derived from proteins. Nonetheless, this kind of formula is not good since the amount of calories may differ in kids. To be a lot more accurate 400 calories will be similar to 100 gr of proteins, which is very much.