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    what happens if u dont get enough protein?

    ok lets say ur cutting on a calorie deficit and doing intense weight lifting but not getting enough protein?
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    You harvest protein from your body's stores (in muscle).

    How much you need is a completely different matter. 1 gram per lb of lean body mass is way more than sufficient to cover the body's metabolic requirements and continue buding muscle. Some people say more is better, but I frankly haven't ever seen scientific evidence to back up that claim.

    Very few Americans don't get more than their daily required protein ... and most people don't go out if their way to eat enough protein. The more dangerous situation is when people try fail fad crash diets that have few protein sources.
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    Originally Posted by dieselny786 View Post
    ok lets say ur cutting on a calorie deficit and doing intense weight lifting but not getting enough protein?
    you probably wont look how you think you should considering you lift weights
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    Originally Posted by msm00b View Post
    You harvest protein from your body's stores (in muscle).

    How much you need is a completely different matter. 1 gram per lb of lean body mass is way more than sufficient to cover the body's metabolic requirements and continue buding muscle. Some people say more is better, but I frankly haven't ever seen scientific evidence to back up that claim.

    Very few Americans don't get more than their daily required protein ... and most people don't go out if their way to eat enough protein. The more dangerous situation is when people try fail fad crash diets that have few protein sources.
    at the moment im getting 50 g of protein a day. My weight currently is 170 lbs.
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    Originally Posted by gbone74 View Post
    you probably wont look how you think you should considering you lift weights
    so true what ur saying. Not seeing much results.
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    Originally Posted by dieselny786 View Post
    at the moment im getting 50 g of protein a day. My weight currently is 170 lbs.
    um yeah....your definitely going to want to up that bud
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    Originally Posted by dieselny786 View Post
    at the moment im getting 50 g of protein a day. My weight currently is 170 lbs.
    You need more, the FDA reccomends atleast 56 grams a day and i'd say even that is ABSURDLY low. I'd say 1 gram per body weight, minimum.
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    Originally Posted by TomBremner View Post
    You need more, the FDA reccomends atleast 56 grams a day and i'd say even that is ABSURDLY low. I'd say 1 gram per body weight, minimum.
    its so hard to get enough protein. What if i get the bulk of it from supplements?
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    Originally Posted by dieselny786 View Post
    its so hard to get enough protein. What if i get the bulk of it from supplements?
    Why is it hard ?

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    Originally Posted by BellaValerina View Post
    You lose muscle mass (muscle atrophy), generalized weakness, hair loss, poor wound healing etc.
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    Originally Posted by dieselny786 View Post
    at the moment im getting 50 g of protein a day. My weight currently is 170 lbs.
    Try to stay at least upper the 70grams per day.

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    How do u eat 50 grams protein? You must be on less than 1000 calories diet. Can you post your diet??
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    I think anyone that is lifting should get at least 130g a day. That is an absolute minimum though. I would go as far as to say everyone lifting seriously should get 150g per day. If you are 160lbs or less I think you need a little more to put on mass, and if you are 160-180 that is probably around your LBM. 150g a day isn't terribly difficult either. I think that the 1g per pound of LBM is a good rule to follow unless you are trying to put on a lot of mass or cutting at a large deficit.
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    Originally Posted by dieselny786 View Post
    its so hard to get enough protein. What if i get the bulk of it from supplements?
    It's alot easier than you think, if you make it a conscious effort to eat protein it'll happen. Eat some sort of protein with every meal, start taking protein shakes if you're not already. Two scoops after your workout is almost 1/3 of what you need. If it is still hard for you, there's a really good cookbook called Muscle Chow that is high protein foods that are real easy to make and give all the nutritional info of the recipes. Make protein a priority
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    What if you may not meet your calories for that day (say a 500 calorie deficit) but you consumed at least 150g of protein through the food you did eat and supplements. What happens to muscle mass? BF%?
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    I really don't think it's much of an issue to be honest. The protein requirements are grossly over exaggerated. Plenty of athletes maintain and build muscle without worrying about macro nutrients. As long as your protein intake isn't extremely low like <50 grams don't stress about it too much.

    Now if you're sitting at 200 plus lbs at 8% body fat that might be a different issue.
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    Originally Posted by samcol View Post
    I really don't think it's much of an issue to be honest. The protein requirements are grossly over exaggerated. Plenty of athletes maintain and build muscle without worrying about macro nutrients. As long as your protein intake isn't extremely low like <50 grams don't stress about it too much.

    Now if you're sitting at 200 plus lbs at 8% body fat that might be a different issue.
    Yeah I know A LOT of athletes that eat somewhat better than most people but their lunches(or whatever they eat at school) and if it reflects anything of their complete diet it just doesn't seem like most of us do. I had a few basketball players once ask me how much I eat since I always have two lunch bags and I told them like 200g protein(broke all my macros down) and they asked how was I able to eat all of that?

    Look once slice of quality cheese is 6g well eat 3 thats 18g. PB Sandwhich for lunch 15+G(depends how much etc) and once thing of chicken is 25g. I easily eat two chicken breasts when I have them for dinner and thats 1/4 of my protein. Its not hard.
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