1. Welcome to the Myprotein Community & Forums forums.

    You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

    If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.
+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 29
Like Tree8Likes

Thread: High intake of protein really necessary?

  1. Default High intake of protein really necessary?

    #1
    ** Junior

    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    London
    Age
    34
    Posts
    95
    I have been weight training for over a decade. I have made some significant gains in muscle mass, yet I have rarely if ever followed strict high protein intake.

    I am now going into a cutting phase, trying to get rid of body fat. Some of my friends swear by this high protein intake rule, IE 1 gram per lean body mass etc. I am going to reduce my calorie intake, and he insists that I need to keep my protein intake at that level. Because of my previous experience of not sticking to all these high protein intake rules, I am not so sure.

    Thoughts on this? Is there any scientific studies proving that you will loose muscle mass by having a low protein intake, or has anyone really noticed a significant difference?
  2.  
    #2
    MP Veteran

    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Slovenia
    Posts
    1,585
    No, Peter Attia says 100-120g is pretty much enough, unless you are really some monster like Dwayne or similar
  3.  
    #3
    ** Junior

    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    London
    Age
    34
    Posts
    95
    Music to my ears, you got a link? In this one he says the usual 1g per gram of lean body mass

    Quick FAQ « The Eating Academy | Peter Attia, M.D. The Eating Academy | Peter Attia, M.D.
  4.  
    #4
    MP Veteran

    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    kent
    Age
    27
    Posts
    3,202
    In all honesty it's probably even less than 100g

    Brad pillons book how much protein is a pretty decent read on the subject


    If you lchf then I wouldn't even bother looking at your protein intake ( I haven't for a long time now .... not that I'm anything special)

    .::Mr.Twisted::.
    Back and Better than before......
    My Training Journal
  5.  
    #5
    MP Veteran

    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Slovenia
    Posts
    1,585
  6.  
    #6
    Rodeo Star

    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    England
    Age
    26
    Posts
    2,353
    Quote Quote
    Originally Posted by Twisted View Post
    In all honesty it's probably even less than 100g
    It's a minimum of about 55g, according to some wise old owl on here...
    The Workers' Hunger Helps Them, Because Their Desire To Eat Makes Them Work.
    Patience Is Better Than Strength. Controlling Your Temper Is Better Than Capturing A City.
    Fools Quickly Show That They Are Upset, But The Wise Ignore Insults.
  7.  
    #7
    MP Veteran

    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    London
    Posts
    4,361
    Your friend is talking crap.

    Go here.

    Eating 7 meals a day 2-3 hours
    Last edited by Was_once_fat_dave; 18-09-2013 at 10:38 PM. Reason: link fixed
    The Moderate Moderator

    Disclaimer: All posts on these forums are for information and discussion purposes only and solely the views of the forum member who posted. No posts constitute or replace medical advice. Any information should be considered in regard to specific circumstances. All advice is followed at your own risk and should be followed up with your own research or doctors advice.

    Wotan is a Super Moderator.
  8.  
    #8
    MP Veteran

    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    kent
    Age
    27
    Posts
    3,202
    Quote Quote
    Originally Posted by ben 21 View Post
    It's a minimum of about 55g, according to some wise old owl on here...
    I'm aware, but it's controversial here

    Unless you're a veggie you can forget about protein, it's that low

    .::Mr.Twisted::.
    Wotan likes this.
    Back and Better than before......
    My Training Journal
  9.  
    #9
    ** Junior

    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    London
    Age
    34
    Posts
    95
    yes boys!!! I always knew even back in the old school GNC days that all this huge protein intake crap wasn't nessecary. Thanks for all the replies, you've made my day knowing I don't have to shovel stupid amounts of powder into my gullet whilst cutting.
  10.  
    #10
    ** Junior

    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    London
    Age
    34
    Posts
    95
    Is there any literature for the 55g protein rule? Or is it a rule of thumb around these boards?

    thanks

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

     

Similar Threads

  1. High protein intake
    By ninja_lion in forum Advanced Discussion
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 04-03-2011, 01:50 PM
  2. Replies: 12
    Last Post: 21-10-2010, 05:45 PM
  3. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-08-2009, 05:40 PM
  4. High Meat Intake and Iron Overload: Nothing to worry about
    By hailtotheking in forum Advanced Discussion
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 15-07-2009, 03:06 PM
  5. Keeping fat intake high but poly intake low!
    By Donjman in forum Diet and Nutrition
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 28-04-2008, 10:30 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 RC 2