Kilo Klub Member
- Nov 5, 2011
This is my and many other's experience as well. Maybe it's different on gear or high doses of gear, but after about a decade of natural training and eating 2g/lb for several years of that I switched back to 1g/lb and noticed no negative to that whatsoever. Like I said that or a similar story is pretty common.Years back I was in the 350-450g a day gang.
Over the past five years I've cut back to about 200-225g a day and have kept gaining and honestly don't feel it's slowed me down at all.
I was at 5'9, 250 before injury and lockdown...
I think studies have generally shown 1g per lb is enough... The supplement companies obviously want you to eat more and I think a lot of guys over eat protein in fear of suffering slower growth.
The freaks of now who blow up to 280-290 at 5'9 are generally doing so with mega slin, massive carb intake, circa 800-1000g and obviously high pharma gh... Protein at 500g a day isn't necessary.
Digestion could certainly be a different story.
Keep in mind this is one study, that hasn't been replicated, and is in contrast to the previous research. Not completely discounting it of course, I could see potential for benefit particularly when dieting (note that there was NO difference in accrual of muscle).I'm not sure you posted based on actual science? 1g can be enough, sure. 1.5g is better and 2g is optimal especially when in a caloric deficit.
Personal experience, I feel great at 1.5g... Stronger + leaner and my digestion is on point. Only time I've needed to go higher is when my calories are low such as in competition prep. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4617900/ ... "Consuming a high protein diet (3.4 g/kg/d) in conjunction with a heavy resistance-training program may confer benefits with regards to body composition. Furthermore, there is no evidence that consuming a high protein diet has any deleterious effects."
2g per bw was also shown to provide more fat loss. I believe more plates more dates made a video about this if I'm not mistaken and included the study.