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02-12-2006, 02:50 PM
hey guys, im 5'11" 205lbs now, and want to make it up to 220-225 before cutting. whats the rule of thumb for number of grams of protein per lb of body weight? ive been eating around 200g/day, which puts me at 1g/lb body weight. but ive just read somewhere else that i should be getting 2g/lb body weight. which is correct? (i think its physically impossible for me to eat any more than im eating now). thanks for the input!
02-12-2006, 02:52 PM
The exact is 1.35xbody weight. But yeah, 1 to 2 g per lb of weight.
02-12-2006, 03:05 PM
thanks. dont know where I will get the extra protein from. we will see.
02-12-2006, 03:19 PM
Would it be better to eat more protein than that 1.35x bodyweight or try your best to stop there and get the rest in say carbs/fats? Because I am 130 pounds and getting 170-185g a day and don't want more. So going to try to add calories in carbs or fats for my bulk instead - or does it not matter and will taking them in protein do the same?