Protein!

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Protein!

  • Jesse Nieto

    So I’ve been doing a lot of video watching and reading on protein. Been watching a lot of Peter Greenlaw stuff as well as stuff by Michael Colgan.

    The basic understanding that I have got from them is that –

    1-Protein is the most important nutrient.

    2-Undenatured whey protein is the best.

    3- You should be getting some 200g of protein a day?

     

    Anybody got any opinions on protein?

     

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    • Richard Masta

      Most of the bigwig paleo guys (Sisson, Wolf, etc.) suggest 1 gram per pound of lean body mass per day. For me, that’s around 140 grams.

      I still haven’t read too deep into it, but I’ve read too much protein can be stored as fat. It will get converted to glycogen and if the glycogen stores are full…it is stored as fat.

      I only eat enough protein to stay satiated. I stick with fat, low carb. Definitely a good topic to discuss and maybe even debate. Look forward to it!

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      Brandon McNaughton

      It also depends on your goals. If you want to maintain current levels of muscle mass, then 1g/pound is good. If you want to gain muscle mass, then you could consumer 1.4-1.8 grams per pound.

      Also, grass fed whey is the way to go. Have a look at http://www.truenutrition.com

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      Dave Loffredo

      I have been taking between 110  to 130 grams of protein a day following one of the programs endorsed by Dr Michael Colgan and have lost 30 lbs in a little over 2 months.  There is more than just the protein to the program but the protein is the best.  Undenatured whey protein is one of the best ways to increase your Glutathione which is considered by some  the most important molecule you need to stay healthy and prevent aging, cancer, heart disease and dementia.   Getting good, quality protein into your diet can change your life.

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      Michael Bunch

      I’d say that between 50g and 1g/pound a day tends to be sufficient for most people. The amount of protein you get per day ought to be tied in with your fitness goals. If you’re sedentary, you’ll need less than someone who is actively weight lifting. A good amount of carbs are necessary if you’re lifting heavy and trying to bulk up considerably. But that said, good protein can be expensive and I think strict adherence to protein quantities can be silly if you’re constantly breaking the bank to meet that quota. True Nutrition is a great site for protein mixes, and I personally prefer a specific mix of egg and milk based proteins. I also consume a great deal of dairy products to boost my protein intake.

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      Ben Best

      Many years ago, the best-seller DIET FOR A SMALL PLANET
      went into great detail about how to get all the essential
      amino acids from a vegetarian diet. But the author later
      discovered that getting enough protein was not very difficult.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diet_for_a_Small_Planet

      There are essential amino acids, but the requirement
      for them is not so great (although it increases somewhat
      for the elderly and those who exercise).

      But increasingly many studies are showing that protein
      shortens lifespan. Calorie restriction is the most
      universally understood way of increasing maximum
      lifespan (although some question if this is true
      for primates, despite being validated for so many
      other species). Perhaps half of the benefit of
      calorie restriction may be due to restriction of
      the single amino acid methionine.

      This subject is discussed in great detail on
      my website:

      http://www.benbest.com/calories/Meth.html

      This does not mean that carbohydrates are
      good. In fact, carbohydrates are terrible.
      My diet is now mostly fat — I am on a
      low-protein, low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ketogenic_diet

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