Ok brahs heres the thing ive recently ran into a few money problems and i havent been able to get as much food into my diet as i normally would,ive always bought into the whole 1 pound of protein per gram of bodyweight thing and recently ive only been eating as little as about 130 grams of protein a day(carbs are still about 300-350) yet i am still making strength gains on almost every exercise and i still notice small improvements in my physique,and im wondering whether i ever needed all that protein
the first thing i thought was that it was down to my fairly low activity levels as i dont have the most strenuous gym schedule
however the job im in involves a fair bit of physical activity usually in the form of pushing /pulling 200-300kgs(on wheels) worth of merchandise round a warehouse or lifting 15-20kg crates for the whole shift
and on top of this sometimes my sleep can be awful only getting as much as 5-6 hours
A few other guys at the gym that ive spoke to seem to think they need to eat 1 g per lb as well however these guys usually train more frequently than me upto 6 days a week and do more cardio(i barely do any)/higher volume workouts than me,the the majority of them being larger than me as well as a few of them not being natural
so to wrap this **** up. Is it really optimal for me to really be eating 180 grams plus in protein everyday,or should i just not bother wasting my money on all the food and supplements??
any help is appreciated
Thread: Protein intake??