Questions tagged [protein]

One of the 3 main macronutrients, proteins are essential nutrients for the human body. Protein consumption has a strong correlation to muscle growth.

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Protein: How much is too much?

I'm currently taking in 100 grams a day of protien via whey powder. I used to take 250 grams when I was training. I've read that you should intake 1 gram per pound of body weight you have when ...
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What is the most effective plan to get abs?

Studies: Show the "bicycle" was the most effective exercise. Shorter weighted ab exercises are greater than longer repetitive ab workouts. Need to know: Is it helpful that a certain percent of ...
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Effect of protein intake on muscle recovery

"Protein shakes" and other high-protein dietary strategies are believed by some to improve muscle recovery times after workouts. However, there is some opinion to the contrary: that protein intake ...
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Is there a maximum amount of protein the human body can absorb a day?

Assuming I workout on a regular basis and I'm in constant need for protein for recovery.
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Best timing and amount of protein intake for building mass

I'm 18 years old and started bodybuilding two years ago. To build muscle mass, I want to optimize my diet/nutrition. I know that 2g of protein per 1kg body mass would be a good choice and one doesn't ...
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How to get enough Protein as a vegetarian? [closed]

Is is possible to take on enough protein to build muscle whilst eating a vegetarian diet? Many sources of proteins such as meat, poultry and fish are obviously ruled out. Do you have experience of ...
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What is the cheapest protein source?

I have recently moved away from home and would like to continue weightlifting/gaining muscle. Food cost however is a big problem. My question is: what is a really cheap protein source? From my own ...
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Eating enough carbohydrates to build muscle

There is an issue I always surpressed my mind of: the necessary carbohydrates per day. One thing I learned a while ago is the importance of consuming at least 20 gram of protein per 3-4 hours in ...
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How much protein can the body absorb within a meal?

Previous topics have examined the absorbable amount of protein per day (<0.8g/lb), but how much protein can the body absorb during a post-workout meal? This is of particular interest in ...
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P90X Protein Portions

So in the P90X meal plan, it says you can substitute 1/3 cup of protein powder for a protein serving. Now, the serving size of most (if not all) whey proteins is 28.5 g - or one scoop. Basically, one ...
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Coingestion of carbohydrate and protein before/during/after a weightlifting session: how much carbohydrate?

I read on {1}: It has been established that the ingestion of carbohydrate and protein before (13,14) and/or after exercise (5,10,11,13–15) inhibits protein breakdown and stimulates muscle protein ...
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Minimum time between two servings of whey protein isolate?

The study at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3197704/ concludes (emphasize mine): We suggest that instead of a single, large protein-rich meal, ingestion of multiple moderate-sized ...
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How much protein should I eat on off-days?

I'm aware that eating protein is important on the day of your weight lifting session. The most important time to eat protein is right after the session. But I've never heard advice on when to eat and ...
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Do protein shakes really damage the kidneys?

I've been reading about protein shakes, it's benefits and side effects. However i've used it many times as my post workout recovery drink. I have no doubt in the benefits i get in my protein shake, i ...
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Window to utilize protein after weightlifting?

Suppose I did a weightlifting session at an intensity that stimulates muscle growth. At what period of time after the session does my consumption of protein stop contributing to the growth of the ...
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What's the difference between Whey Isolate and Whey Concentrate in shakes?

What's the difference? I'm looking at shake options and some contain whey isolate, some contain whey concentrate and some both.
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Am I misunderstanding the recommended daily protein intake? I find it impossibly high

I've read in multiple locations (including fitness se) that the recommended protein intake is a minimum of 0.8g/kg, and 2g/kg is a better target for fitness training. To me this seems outrageously ...
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What can I eat to get more protein at breakfast time? [closed]

I'm looking for some different breakfast items that have more protein so I can stay full longer until closer to lunchtime. My typical breakfast includes some kind of cereal (a whole grain type, not a ...
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Taking protein right before the workout

The label of one protein supplement suggests to have a shake before the workout and one after. I understand having a couple of protein shakes during the day after the workout, but is there any actual ...
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At what point during my weekly routine should I be consuming extra protein

I go through a bi-weekly exercise program that includes long distance running, sprints, front crawl, upper body compound exercise and stretching. I would think my metabolism and protein needs varies ...
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Hay diet's effectiveness

Does the Hay diet (essentially not mixing protein based food with carbohydrate based foods in the same meal) actually produce good results? Are such restrictions unhealthy or excessive?
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Foods with optimal amino acid profile? [closed]

The Wikipedia article for complete protein has the following table that lists the optimal profile of the essential amino acids: Essential Amino Acid | mg/g of Protein Tryptophan | 7 Threonine | 27 ...
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What credibility or scientific backing does 1g protein per 1lb of body weight have for its applications?

Say you're of an average weight, not really fat, just skinny and want to put on pounds. People who want to add muscle but are not yet serious bodybuilders(if that's even their goal)are advised to ...
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Do raw eggs contain protein inhibitors

I have read on other nutrition forums that raw eggs contain some protein inhibitor that prevents humans from digesting the protein correctly. They say when you cook the egg it destroys this inhibitor ...
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How Much Protein Do I Need To Build Mass?

I am a female. 113 pounds. I am going to start working out because I want my butt to get bigger. I have whey protein. These are the questions I have: How much protein do I need overall in order to ...
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How much protein per muscle mass?

Earlier topics such as Protein: How much is too much? acknowledge body mass but not muscle mass. I want to steer attention from recommendations in terms of body mass to muscle mass. I cannot ...
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Is it good to take protein supplements?

I have just joined the gym and it has been a month since I have started the gym. I have done cardio for 3 weeks and 1 week body building but the problem is that while doing cardio I used to get tired ...
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Calories to grams

I am trying to work out how much fat, carbs, and protein I should be consuming daily based on my BMR which is around 2025 calories. Apparently you're supposed to have 500 calories less than your BMR ...
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How much protein should I be eating?

I am 59 yrs old, 6'5" and I currently weigh 245lbs, up from my lowest of 230lbs, after having lost 110lbs last year. I have a desk job during the day and I work out with weights 3 times a week for ...
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Should I eat before a workout or just during the day

I've heard several theories regarding when you should eat, especially protein. Eat carbs before a workout and protein in a "window" of 30mins after a workout. Eat through the day. so that in the end ...
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Difficulty to eat healthy food and weight loss

First of all a couple of background lines to my question, so you can better understand what I am talking about. I am a 31 y.o. man, working pretty much all day at my desk, with little-to-no-time at ...
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How long before a weightlifting session should I ingest proteins?

How long before a weightlifting session should I ingest proteins? I have read different durations as shown below, and I wonder whether the scientific literature has reached any consensus on it. http:...
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workout in weekdays & eating protein in weekend?

I workout on Monday - thursday & dont take required amount of protein to build muscles due to some reasons.... i can able to take enough protein from friday to sunday.... so if i need 150g ...
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High protein intake at a time

I am aware of that per kg protein intake and all. AFA my routine is concerned, I workout in the evening (around 8 - 9.30 p.m). Before workout, I take 1 scoop of protein (25gm protein) and after ...
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how to distribute protein intake throughout the day

If I do my workout in the morning right after breakfast. How do I distribute my protein intake through out the day. I am going to be basing my diet on Beef Baked Beans Eggs Milk Also for workout ...
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Protein mix - How long can it sit?

How long will a protein mix last before it isn't any good? Should I always mix it as soon as I want to drink it or can I pre mix a few bottles then store them in the fridge? I'm talking about using ...
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Taking Protein powder with Artificial sweeteners? [closed]

It seems like almost all protein powders use artificial flavouring substances.Many articles on the web,recommend not using the same.Should i stick to natural protein powders?