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    Am I taking too much protein?

    Hello, for context - I am 19 years old, 195cm/6'4ft tall and weigh around 118kg/260lbs. I have some muscle, but I'm trying to get leaner with weightlifting and eating healthy (around 2100 calories daily, as healthy as possible). It's some kind of a high protein diet in which I should be taking 118 - 220 grams of protein daily, which is pretty easy. If I work out that day I use one scoop of whey in the morning after breakfast, one in the afternoon after a workout, and one scoop of micellar casein before bed. (If I don't train I just skip the middle one, not sure if it's necessary tho). And I get enough protein with food.

    Now, the thing is, do you think such a high number (like 200, 220) is too much? Because whenever I take a lot protein (not sure how much because I recently started counting) I feel slight pain on the right side of my stomach. I know it's bad to take too much protein, but I don't think it's SO much. I saw some person on Youtube (smaller than me and had fairly lighter workouts) eating around 300, 350 grams which is crazy high, so I have no idea what's going on with me.

    Any tips would be helpful, thank you!
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    If you're already meeting your macro, then taking in more 3x per day with powdered food isn't going to make a difference more != beneficial and the timing isn't relevant to the vast majority of people.

    .8-1g per lb of LBM (or target weight is sufficient for most athletic and body comp goals)
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    I don't see why you'd need more than 1g per pound of body weight a day.
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    Originally Posted by lucia316 View Post
    .8-1g per lb of LBM (or target weight is sufficient for most athletic and body comp goals)
    Boom. You're likely right on track at 200-220g of protein daily.
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    Originally Posted by ganjasiljo View Post
    Hello, for context - I am 19 years old, 195cm/6'4ft tall and weigh around 118kg/260lbs. I have some muscle, but I'm trying to get leaner with weightlifting and eating healthy (around 2100 calories daily, as healthy as possible). It's some kind of a high protein diet in which I should be taking 118 - 220 grams of protein daily, which is pretty easy. If I work out that day I use one scoop of whey in the morning after breakfast, one in the afternoon after a workout, and one scoop of micellar casein before bed. (If I don't train I just skip the middle one, not sure if it's necessary tho). And I get enough protein with food.

    Now, the thing is, do you think such a high number (like 200, 220) is too much? Because whenever I take a lot protein (not sure how much because I recently started counting) I feel slight pain on the right side of my stomach. I know it's bad to take too much protein, but I don't think it's SO much. I saw some person on Youtube (smaller than me and had fairly lighter workouts) eating around 300, 350 grams which is crazy high, so I have no idea what's going on with me.

    Any tips would be helpful, thank you!
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    Originally Posted by ganjasiljo View Post
    Hello, for context - I am 19 years old, 195cm/6'4ft tall and weigh around 118kg/260lbs. I have some muscle, but I'm trying to get leaner with weightlifting and eating healthy (around 2100 calories daily, as healthy as possible). It's some kind of a high protein diet in which I should be taking 118 - 220 grams of protein daily, which is pretty easy. If I work out that day I use one scoop of whey in the morning after breakfast, one in the afternoon after a workout, and one scoop of micellar casein before bed. (If I don't train I just skip the middle one, not sure if it's necessary tho). And I get enough protein with food.

    Now, the thing is, do you think such a high number (like 200, 220) is too much? Because whenever I take a lot protein (not sure how much because I recently started counting) I feel slight pain on the right side of my stomach. I know it's bad to take too much protein, but I don't think it's SO much. I saw some person on Youtube (smaller than me and had fairly lighter workouts) eating around 300, 350 grams which is crazy high, so I have no idea what's going on with me.

    Any tips would be helpful, thank you!
    200 grams of protein a day is fine.

    Track everything you consume every day. Everything. Every day. For calories, carbs, fat, and protein. www.myfitnesspal.com or similar
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