BodyRecomposition Support Forums  

Go Back   BodyRecomposition Support Forums > My products > The Protein Book
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Unread 11-21-2008, 11:36 AM
blender02 blender02 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 22
Default amount of protein

Tired of reading contradictoring info: can my body digest and use 50 g of protien at one sitting? I'm 6' 200 lbs and have about 10% body fat. I don't eat that often so I need to have a lot of protein at one time and I wan't to make sure this is ok...Thanks...
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Unread 11-21-2008, 11:39 AM
lylemcd's Avatar
lylemcd lylemcd is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 22,641
Default

it depends on what you mean by 'use'. but there is no limit to digestion/absorption. larger amounts jsut take longer to digest
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Unread 11-21-2008, 12:00 PM
akwaman's Avatar
akwaman akwaman is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: BFE, Mississippi
Posts: 346
Send a message via AIM to akwaman
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lylemcd View Post
it depends on what you mean by 'use'. but there is no limit to digestion/absorption. larger amounts jsut take longer to digest
Would this not be affected by how often you eat? Obviously this guy wouldn't have a problem since he doesn't eat very often, but at maintenance I need 300g of protein in a day, and if i eat 60g a meal 5 times a day, would my body not force some of the protein through the digestive tract in order to process the new incoming protein? I guess what I'm asking is, is could meal frequency a limiting factor in this?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Unread 11-21-2008, 12:07 PM
lylemcd's Avatar
lylemcd lylemcd is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 22,641
Default

that's not how digestion works
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Unread 11-21-2008, 12:12 PM
blender02 blender02 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 22
Default

Thanks for the info...There is so much bs and contradictory info out there...And, there is no way I can get all the protein I need if I can't consume at least 50 or more g of protien at a sitting....
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Unread 11-21-2008, 09:38 PM
akwaman's Avatar
akwaman akwaman is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: BFE, Mississippi
Posts: 346
Send a message via AIM to akwaman
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lylemcd View Post
that's not how digestion works
Perhaps I'm oversimplifying it then. I was under the impression that at least the majority of protein breakdown occurred in the stomach. Incorrect?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Unread 11-21-2008, 09:43 PM
lylemcd's Avatar
lylemcd lylemcd is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 22,641
Default

"would my body not force some of the protein through the digestive tract in order to process the new incoming protein?"

is not how digestion works.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Unread 11-21-2008, 10:41 PM
akwaman's Avatar
akwaman akwaman is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: BFE, Mississippi
Posts: 346
Send a message via AIM to akwaman
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lylemcd View Post
"would my body not force some of the protein through the digestive tract in order to process the new incoming protein?"

is not how digestion works.
I guess in that case I wouldn't really be talking about digestion, I'd be talking about the body's response to gross overfeeding. Obviously at 260 lbs, my body can handle 300g of protein no problem. So basically, the notion that there's an upper limit to the amount of protein the body can process and uptake in a single sitting is bogus because "single sitting" doesn't adequately cover the entirety of the processes occurring within digestion.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Unread 11-21-2008, 11:05 PM
lylemcd's Avatar
lylemcd lylemcd is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 22,641
Default

define 'single' sitting for me

the problem with the whole idea of 'you can only use XXX protein per meal' is that 'a meal' is never defined. and, as notd in other threads, bodybuidlers tend to think that digestion happens a lot faster than it does

maximum rates of protein digestion may be about 10 g/hour (this is tough to get an accurate value for). 60 grams protein takes 6 hours to digest and you're pretty mcuh always overlapping meals with any decent meal frequency
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Unread 11-22-2008, 12:18 AM
akwaman's Avatar
akwaman akwaman is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: BFE, Mississippi
Posts: 346
Send a message via AIM to akwaman
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lylemcd View Post
define 'single' sitting for me

the problem with the whole idea of 'you can only use XXX protein per meal' is that 'a meal' is never defined. and, as notd in other threads, bodybuidlers tend to think that digestion happens a lot faster than it does

maximum rates of protein digestion may be about 10 g/hour (this is tough to get an accurate value for). 60 grams protein takes 6 hours to digest and you're pretty mcuh always overlapping meals with any decent meal frequency
A single sitting for me (1 "meal") would be 60g protein, 60g carbs, 15g fat.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:24 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.