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adrikstalin
12-23-2013, 03:33 PM
Do supplements like whey protein for example have any advantage over food? I'm getting 150grams of Protein per day and I still get people telling me that I need a supplement. Is there any advantage or is it their ignorance when it comes to nutrition and supplementation? I weigh 126lbs right now and I'm getting 150grams of protein which is extra. Wouldn't be a supplement just a waste of money or? And my daily caloric is 3200cals as well so I'm not deficit at any.

Thanks a lot.

eatyourspinach
12-23-2013, 04:19 PM
The advantages being that it is convenient and has a good amino acid profile. But if you are consuming protein from a variety of food sources there is no significant advantage.

PhiSig2298
12-23-2013, 04:23 PM
150g is fine at your weight

manodhour
12-23-2013, 04:53 PM
Yeah if you're getting 150 grams without the powder then there is no reason to get it, unless you like the taste.

adrikstalin
12-25-2013, 07:46 AM
Ahaa, I see. Thanks a lot for your replies people.

ironwill2008
12-25-2013, 08:46 AM
Do supplements like whey protein for example have any advantage over food?
Convenience is about the only real advantage I can think of.




I'm getting 150grams of Protein per day and I still get people telling me that I need a supplement. Is there any advantage or is it their ignorance when it comes to nutrition and supplementation? I weigh 126lbs right now and I'm getting 150grams of protein which is extra. Wouldn't be a supplement just a waste of money or? And my daily caloric is 3200cals as well so I'm not deficit at any.

Thanks a lot.

That's (150gms/day) plenty of protein for someone your size. Eating more protein won't cause you to build muscle/strength "quicker."




As an aside, if you're not currently eating much red meat, you'd do well to use it as your primary protein source.

adrikstalin
12-25-2013, 09:00 AM
Convenience is about the only real advantage I can think of.




That's (150gms/day) plenty of protein for someone your size. Eating more protein won't cause you to build muscle/strength "quicker."




As an aside, if you're not currently eating much red meat, you'd do well to use it as your primary protein source.


Yes, I completely understand this. I don't really eat it to get bigger quicker. I know that's not true. I just consume meat or fish and dietary products a lot and end up having not less than 130grams protein per day but never exceed 150g.

MrBillson
12-25-2013, 09:04 AM
150g is more than enough for 126lb.

I'm ~180lbs and I rarely eat as much as that.