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Too much protein for muscle development?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 09, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Hi there,

I'm currently following the 5x5 StrongLifts regimen and making great progress! However, I've read that all that is necessary to build 1lb of protein, which is the max you can build a week, is 100g extra of protein. If this is true, why do so many recommend at least 1g per lb of body mass. I'm confused and would like some feedback. I'm 5'10/190 lbs/ 14% bf. I follow a LCHF (low carb high fat) diet and mainly lift heavy and that's it. I am losing fat and gaining muscle. I don't eat that much protein, should I eat more? Also, due to my work (singer) my sleeping is completely off, i'm a night walker... Nothing I can do about that one. I eat twice a day, mainly fat, thought? Thanks a lot peeps!

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I'm pretty sure excess protein doesn't cause dysentery. It CAN cause diarrhea if you spike intake too rapidly and don't eat enough fat and/or carbs to accompany it. But it is not dysentery.

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I'm pretty sure excess protein doesn't cause dysentery. It CAN cause diarrhea if you spike intake too rapidly and don't eat enough fat and/or carbs to accompany it. But it is not dysentery. @Ramsey: If you are losing fat and gaining muscle DON"T CHANGE ANYTHING! If you pleateau on either front and are still not satisfied with your body composition, THEN you can start tweaking calories/macros/etc.

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D8612a7c536e74f9855b70d8e97919b5

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on March 06, 2013
at 02:29 PM

If you are losing fat and gaining muscle DON"T CHANGE ANYTHING! If you pleateau on either front and are still not satisfied with your body composition, THEN you can start tweaking calories/macros/etc.

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on March 06, 2013
at 12:52 PM

yup! have some more protein and workout more. If your protein intake exceeds your body absorption rate then it will come out in the form of dysentery. also, gradually increase the intake. I have tried this method and it has worked for me. and if your sleeping is completely off , try this at night when you lie on your bed , relax each muscle one by one, starting from toe to head, do this everyday , it should help you to sleep

D8612a7c536e74f9855b70d8e97919b5

(1042)

on March 06, 2013
at 02:28 PM

I'm pretty sure excess protein doesn't cause dysentery. It CAN cause diarrhea if you spike intake too rapidly and don't eat enough fat and/or carbs to accompany it. But it is not dysentery. @Ramsey: If you are losing fat and gaining muscle DON"T CHANGE ANYTHING! If you pleateau on either front and are still not satisfied with your body composition, THEN you can start tweaking calories/macros/etc.

D8612a7c536e74f9855b70d8e97919b5

(1042)

on March 06, 2013
at 02:29 PM

I'm pretty sure excess protein doesn't cause dysentery. It CAN cause diarrhea if you spike intake too rapidly and don't eat enough fat and/or carbs to accompany it. But it is not dysentery.

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