210 grams of protein a day?

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    Feb 23, 2009 12:39 AM GMT
    So I've heard a gram of protein per pound of person. I'm 6'2 and 210ish.

    210 grams of protein?
    -A can of tuna has 14 grams of protein.
    -A scoop of the protein powder I have is 24.
    -A large egg has 9 grams of protein.

    How in the hell do people manage this?
    At six meals a day, I'd have to consume 35 grams of protein each. So that'd be like eating an egg and a protein shake every 2 1/2 hours. Do people do this? Do people who do this still have fully functioning kidneys?
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    Feb 23, 2009 12:52 AM GMT
    Six egg whites is 54g of protein. And two scoops of protein is almost 50g. That's already half.
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    Feb 23, 2009 12:57 AM GMT
    This topic repeats about every few days.....

    Here from about three weeks from a contest with body fat at around 5%:

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    Feb 23, 2009 1:03 AM GMT

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    Feb 23, 2009 1:06 AM GMT
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    Feb 23, 2009 1:13 AM GMT
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    Feb 23, 2009 1:29 AM GMT
    My understanding is that it's per LEAN pound of body weight too, so for what it's worth you subtract your fat % neighborhood of 10% (for all the ripped adonises, adonai(?) out there) to 30% (for wide glides like me icon_razz.gif.
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    Feb 23, 2009 2:38 AM GMT
    And it's also per kg of lean mass, not per lb of lean mass.

    It'd be awesome if we could get a FAQ area set up on these boards.

    And you're only eating 1 can of tuna? LOL.
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    Feb 23, 2009 3:33 AM GMT
    A can of Blackeye Peas has about 6 - 10g of protein.
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    Feb 23, 2009 4:32 AM GMT
    bryanc_74 saidSix egg whites is 54g of protein. And two scoops of protein is almost 50g. That's already half.


    Those are some fuckin' big eggs. The OP wrote that the eggs he was eating have 9 grams of protein. Are there eggs out there that have that much protein? The extra large eggs I find usually have 7 grams of protein.

    Looking online I see that extra large eggs may have eight grams of protein (though I can't seem to find those in the stores I shop in), with 4.5 grams in the white. Six of those would be 26 grams of protein.

    Anyway, eight ounces of boneless, skinless chicken breast gives you about 47 grams of protein. Four of those a day gets you near to 200 grams of protein. Of course, there are other sources as well, but it's not that hard to get 200 grams of protein a day if you're eating five or six times a day.

    Is this healthy? I don't know. Nowadays I usually eat about 150-175 grams of protein a day, but I'm not obsessive about counting it. I used to eat more.
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    Feb 23, 2009 4:44 AM GMT
    Burnf saidSo I've heard a gram of protein per pound of person. I'm 6'2 and 210ish.

    210 grams of protein?
    -A can of tuna has 14 grams of protein.
    -A scoop of the protein powder I have is 24.
    -A large egg has 9 grams of protein.

    How in the hell do people manage this?
    At six meals a day, I'd have to consume 35 grams of protein each. So that'd be like eating an egg and a protein shake every 2 1/2 hours. Do people do this? Do people who do this still have fully functioning kidneys?



    Regardless of how you do it, YOU MUST DRINK A WHOLE LOT OF WATER TO ACTUALLY BREAKDOWN THE PROTEIN. INCREASES IN PROTEIN REQUIRE A BIG INCREASE IN WATER CONSUMPTION...

    That said, just don't exercise to far from the can!
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    Feb 23, 2009 4:50 AM GMT
    Thanks Colbert_Nation
    That makes it a bit easier. So if I have 18% body fat, according to a somewhat broken scale I have, then I need to consume about 170 grams of protein. That's a bit easier.

    Anybody figure out the cheapest way to do all this? Seems like eggs and canned tuna would be the biggest bang for the buck, but I can't always bring that everywhere I need to go.
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    Feb 23, 2009 5:18 AM GMT
    A medium chicken breast has 50 grams of protein. Chicken can be made into endless dishes. A 4oz slab of terriyaki salmon has 25 grams of protein and tastes incredible. A protein shake before your workout and after your workout can easily add up to 80 to 100 grams. Throw in a slow digesting protein shake before bed, there is another 20 to 50 grams. An snack of string cheese is another 7 or 8 grams. I recommend you use either the free web site or else a downloadable program from a site like fitday.com and actually log all of your eating for two weeks. It will give you enormously valuable information about your eating habits and the level of macronutrients in your diet. You can try all sorts of combinations to get to the desired levels. If you want to get what you expect, you must inspect. The things I listed are just the tip of the iceberg of what is available to hit the level of 1 gram per pound which is what I personally use.
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    Feb 23, 2009 5:48 AM GMT
    chuckystud saidThis topic repeats about every few days.....

    Here from about three weeks from a contest with body fat at around 5%:

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    Chucky, how do you eat 10 egg whites at one sitting? I tried eating 8 at once and could barely stomach it. How do you prepare them - scrambled? Any seasonings? Anything with them? From your list it looks like you eat them alone.... really??

    Also, how do you eat 10 meals a day? That would mean eating every 90 minutes or so, but it takes food over 2 hours to digest fully. And where do you fit your workout in? Thanks.
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    Feb 23, 2009 8:07 AM GMT
    Okay, i need to write all this down....
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    Feb 26, 2009 3:29 AM GMT
    I've been keeping a log of the food I've been eating for the past few days.
    My target for fat is 56g/day, Carbs 537g/day and protein 210g/day (got that from a weight lifting site calculator).

    As it works out, I have been blowing past my protein limit every day, but falling real short on Carbs.
    It's HARD to not eat my limit of fat per day. I've stopped eating salad because the two tablespoons of italian dressing I put on is 50% of my daily budget.

    Can I trade carb calories for fat calories, or do I really need 2/3rds of my daily calorie input to be carbs?
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    Feb 26, 2009 3:37 AM GMT
    What's your occupation? Are you burning 600 grams of carbs a day?

    I wouldn't sweat it as long as you're not getting fat. You NEED some fat. If you aren't feeling deprived....hey, man...listen to your body. It'll guide you. If you aren't doing lots of stuff that burns off glycogen, then, the protein is fine, and so is the fat, as long as your insulin isn't over the top by carbs that are to fast. There is something to be said about being instinctive in your method, too. Make sure you get enough water. Steady as she goes on the blood sugar.

    If your brain is telling you that you have satiety without a bunch of carbs, trust it.

    What works for one person in a certain situation could be completely different for you.
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    Feb 26, 2009 3:51 AM GMT
    I'm 6'2, 230lb, weight train 6 day/week for ~1 hr each, Plus 1 hour of hockey each week. Moderate activity per day, besides exercise.

    I started off fat about.. 5 years ago. I've lost it, but still haven't reached a defined physique yet. Still making positive body progress, but lately I've been wondering if I have to change up the diet to get that extra bit of progress.
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    Feb 26, 2009 3:54 AM GMT
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    Feb 26, 2009 4:02 AM GMT
    A can of tuna has more than 14 grams of protien a day. I'm looking at a pouch of Starkist Chunk Light Tune in Water right now. 1 pouch is 3.5 servings (200grams/7.0 oz), each serving (56 grams/2 oz) contains 13 grams of protien. That means each 200 grams (1 pouch) of tuna contains 45.5 grams of protein.

    A few years ago I weighed 240lbs and was eating 2 grams for each pound of body weight. I always thoguht I was a hard gainer and I wanted to see how big I could get in 6 months. It worked, but I was full constantly and felt like crying whenever it was time to "feed".

    Here's a suggestion: try draining the tuna, then smashing it together with your favorite bbq sauce. It makes it taste like pulled pork and covers the taste of the tuna, which startes to get nasty after a while.

    Another suggestion: try hard boiled eggs. You can boil a dozen and eat them if you're running out the door. It's not huge meal so you won't get all bloated.

    It looks like you and I have similar stats
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    Feb 26, 2009 4:04 AM GMT
    If you don't mind a smidge of mercury, tuna is great protein.

    BBQ sauce and tuna...interesting menu suggestion.

    Mustard works on everything. :-)
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    Feb 26, 2009 9:11 PM GMT
    i aim for 200g per day......i workout 2 on 1 off......eat chicken, steak, fish, eggs etc and carbs!!....my appetites really poor in the morning so i have a " lean mass" shake 40g protein/ 75g carbs to kick start the day, i eat 4 meals through the day and have another shake at bedtime...thats 80g in 2 shakes...so i calculate eating 120g with my meals.....works for meicon_smile.gif
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    Feb 26, 2009 9:12 PM GMT
    bryanc_74 saidSix egg whites is 54g of protein. And two scoops of protein is almost 50g. That's already half.


    u sure about that...though eggs were 6g?
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    Feb 26, 2009 9:19 PM GMT
    Burnf saidI'm 6'2, 230lb, weight train 6 day/week for ~1 hr each, Plus 1 hour of hockey each week. Moderate activity per day, besides exercise.

    I started off fat about.. 5 years ago. I've lost it, but still haven't reached a defined physique yet. Still making positive body progress, but lately I've been wondering if I have to change up the diet to get that extra bit of progress.



    I'm 6'1, 205lbs

    6 days per week> thats a lot?

    maybe cut it to 4 days with weights but lift heavier, then have a cardio day?
    Abs every day before bedtime is good too

    Good luck
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    Feb 26, 2009 9:41 PM GMT
    protein intake is marketed and not all what everyone makes it out to be as necessary. Your waisting your money and I stand by the believing that it does not matter what kind of diet your on but its all about calories. So i choose to eat lots of fruit and vegetables and grains with nuts and some protein. theres protein in the foods you eat when they are raw foods. icon_smile.gif