Hello, I've recently started exercising and working out. I have been taking 100% whey protein as a supplement. I have heard that excess protein is not absorbed by the body.
My main concern is that I am trying to lose weight and increase muscle mass. So, while it would be nice to max out on protein each day, I want to know the following...
1. if you can only absorb so much protein in a day, and the excess protein is not absorbed, are those calories tied to that protein also not absorbed?
2. i am currently taking 1 scoop of 100% whey protein with 8 ounces of water. But I think I can do better than that. I am eating a lot of greens, some whole grains, and not much meat, and instead using eggs and protein powder for the majority of my protein needs...is this ok?
I am having a half shake for breakfast, and another 3/4 shake after my 2.5 mile run / weight lifting. I am mostly using the protein as a muscle rebuilder, rather than bulking up (which I hope to do after i start losing more fat).
Thread: What happens to excess protein?