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    How many grams of protein per meal?

    Like, I'm 17 yrs old, 5"11, and i weigh about 170. How many grams of protein could my body succesfully absorb per meal?
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    no one knows how much protein one can "successfully absorb" in a given meal. however most weightlifters stick to about 30-50g per meal and that seems to do just fine.
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    Originally Posted by gatsby121 View Post
    no one knows how much protein one can "successfully absorb" in a given meal. however most weightlifters stick to about 30-50g per meal and that seems to do just fine.
    Lmao NOT!

    Your body can only consume from a range of 20-30g protein at a time.

    Please dont take the above posters advice.
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    Originally Posted by utopia View Post
    Lmao NOT!

    Your body can only consume from a range of 20-30g protein at a time.

    Please dont take the above posters advice.
    Ehhh.... I would think the max would be closer to 30/35ish,
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    yeah atleast 30-35...alot of shakes have that amount in one drink..
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    Wow, just wow.

    I take in 50-60 grams per meal...
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    I always thought between 30-50 was a safe bet...

    Thats why you see people taking 2 scoops of whey at a time for 42 grams of protein.
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    Originally Posted by Dracoy View Post
    I always thought between 30-50 was a safe bet...

    Thats why you see people taking 2 scoops of whey at a time for 42 grams of protein.
    It's fine. There are no scientific evidence that there is a set amount of protein absorption per meal. The people above are going by "broscience" and nothing more.
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    Originally Posted by utopia View Post
    Lmao NOT!

    Your body can only consume from a range of 20-30g protein at a time.

    Please dont take the above posters advice.
    it varies from person to person depending on activity level also
    there is NO SET AMOUNT
    the " your body can only consume" *set amount of grams* at a time is misleading
    is that for people who dont work out, people who work out often? people who are bodybuilding?
    the amount varies from 20g-60g in some people
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    Really, it's different for everybody. Over time, your body can adapt and absorb more protein at one time. At first it might be only about 25-30, but over time your body may be able to absorb up to 50g at one time. You really think the 300lb bodybuilders can only absorb 20-30 grams at one time? They would have to eat at least ten meals to get the 300g of protein that they need. Again, everyone's different.
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    My sweet spot bulking seems to be 60-70 grams per meal,however when i start this bulk i will get 55 grams per meal because i'm also having a bunch of EFA's per meal and some carbs...
    Cutting i stick with 50 grams per meal...
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    I go for 20g with meals and 40g post-workout.

    I got my info from T-Nation

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    The easiest way to remember how much protein to consume is via the formula ? 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight. Hence, a 200 pound individual needs about 200 grams of protein. How much at a sitting? Well, there are studies in which levels of 30 grams of protein are fed to subjects, and this amount produces a tremendous rise in blood amino acid levels.

    I'd imagine that 30 grams of protein per meal is a good starting point. If you eat 30 grams a sitting and you eat 6 times daily, that's about 180 grams of protein. But imagine if you're a 300 lb. football player or bodybuilder. You'd either have to eat more protein per sitting or just eat more meals. The answer to this problem? Consume meal replacement powders as a protein supplement.

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    Originally Posted by echelon101 View Post
    I go for 20g with meals and 40g post-workout.

    I got my info from T-Nation

    http://www.t-nation.com/article/body...n_top_tips&cr=
    No offense of course, but T-Nation is not 100% accurate. There are absolutely no studies done to prove there is a cap on protein absorption. Yes, there are studies with small amounts, but none with megadosed amounts.
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