Originally Posted by Raquel130
Yeah, the practical reality being that protein supplement sellers have a business to run and they and others have successfully convinced folks that they need double the protein they REALLY need or else their muscles will fall off. It's too funny.
You've missed the point.
We're talking about simply reaching the standard 1g per lbs body weight, let alone anything greater than that. Lyle has oftentimes recommended 1.5g per lbs in LBM when on a diet.
But sticking to the standard stock maintenance/bulking recommendation of 1g per lbs, when you weigh upwards of 170lbs that becomes a lot of protein eating to keep up with. Potentially expensive too.
What Hectic is saying here is that, in the long term, for many people the only workable way of keeping that up will turn out to be a couple shakes a day to supplement their protein intake from food.
And you know what. Smaller people eat less. And I've found a number of instances where women were struggling to consume as much as even 100g protein in solid food form.