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Unread 08-16-2013, 10:21 PM
apeneck sweeney apeneck sweeney is offline
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Exclamation How much protein when I can't lift for awhile?

I'm going to be laid up for a bit, unable to lift. How much protein should I take to minimize muscle loss? What's a sufficient amount for a month downtime?

I ask because I can't really exercise or even move around much, so I'd like to cut down all my food intake. Lying in bed I like this I tend to get fat, naturally.
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Unread 08-17-2013, 03:18 PM
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I'm going to be laid up for a bit, unable to lift. How much protein should I take to minimize muscle loss? What's a sufficient amount for a month downtime?

I ask because I can't really exercise or even move around much, so I'd like to cut down all my food intake. Lying in bed I like this I tend to get fat, naturally.
Seeing how it takes around 9 days for your body to transition from one protein usage state to the next, half the time will be in transition. That said, it appears as though you will be dieting as to minimize fat gain while immoble. I would aim for 1-1.5g/lb of bodyweight as a safe range.
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Unread 08-17-2013, 09:42 PM
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Unfortunately I can't diet, either. Health. I'm just trying to eat at maintenance. Thanks for you answer!
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Unread 08-22-2013, 06:32 PM
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Why are you immobile for a month? Are you having surgery?
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That said, it appears as though you will be dieting as to minimize fat gain while immoble.
Why would he do that? One would just eat at maintenance.
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Unread 12-09-2013, 10:07 PM
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Why would he do that? One would just eat at maintenance.
"Diet" does not equate eating in a caloric deficit. Diet in this case referred to the sum of food consumed by apeneck sweeney. Context.
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Unread 12-10-2013, 12:16 AM
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"Diet" does not equate eating in a caloric deficit. Diet in this case referred to the sum of food consumed by apeneck sweeney. Context.
Alright. And yeah, to be fair, when seriously immobilized a bit of planning may well be needed to ensure not going above maintenance.
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