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Too much protien?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 17, 2012 at 4:22 AM

Hey based on my eating habits I have no trouble with carbs, as they naturally fall within the 80-110 range most of the time.time. But the issue is: my protein levels often shoot up past 150g from eating eggs, tuna, sardines,chicken, or ground beef. As they are foods I like. on a 2150 calorie diet with fat averaging 100-120B.C. Is this way too much protein? I eat avocados all the time and try to add days such as butter to my meals when I can. But excessive adding of fat often makes me feel unwell.

Any tips, warnings or ideas?

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on August 19, 2012
at 05:08 AM

Thanks, I experimented with very high protein yesterday, mainly by mistake as all was avaible was skinless chicken breast, and tuna, plus eggs for protein source. Not much fat, so protein level shot up to 33% of calories eaten which was over 170g of protein. Did not sleep well that night. Best try around 150g (30%) of daily intake of calories. Then another day try 120g with my usual carb level and the rest fat and see how things go from there. I also want to stop tracking and go by how the body feels as well but am nervous that protein levels might get too high

7278560e76901ded4081022b54c6e165

on August 17, 2012
at 09:55 AM

I'm not really up to very low carb I can do low carb and enjoy it averaging 80-100 carbs a day as of late. I also have to make do with what Mom buys as well as family is not Paleo. Typically no fruit is eaten by me as I find the sugar load too much and not needed, although I do find some mild cravings for things such as chocolate chip muffins hot with butter and peanutbutter

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on August 17, 2012
at 06:39 AM

Bring your carbs down to under 50g/day for a few weeks. Your body will switch gears and start burning fat as fuel. It's called being 'fat adapted'. You'll start craving fats like crazy, and find yourself eating coconut oil and butter by the spoonful.

7278560e76901ded4081022b54c6e165

on August 17, 2012
at 06:32 AM

I'm not lifting or anything, it's just how I end up eating. I do some pushups but not many as I am not strong. Meat and veggies taste so good, along with eggs and fats as long as they taste good with the meal and not make it too oily or anything that it tastes terrible. Fat added I don't mind, as I am not afraid of it and want it in my diet, but my stomach seems to rebel when I force myself to add olive oil or butter as it comes out too oily for my taste. Usually I am ok if I follow a similar menu day by day, but it can get boring, when I change my foods my protein level shoots up.

7278560e76901ded4081022b54c6e165

on August 17, 2012
at 04:24 AM

My goal is to build muscle and gain some weight (in muscle of course)

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on August 17, 2012
at 04:47 AM

If I say you're eating too much you'll eat less [protein] and feel better or worse. If worse you'll go back to what you were doing to feel good, and if better then you stay better.

Reverse is true for if I say you're eating too little. Hope you get the big picture: Do what works for you, no one here can possibly know what you'll respond better to.

7278560e76901ded4081022b54c6e165

on August 19, 2012
at 05:08 AM

Thanks, I experimented with very high protein yesterday, mainly by mistake as all was avaible was skinless chicken breast, and tuna, plus eggs for protein source. Not much fat, so protein level shot up to 33% of calories eaten which was over 170g of protein. Did not sleep well that night. Best try around 150g (30%) of daily intake of calories. Then another day try 120g with my usual carb level and the rest fat and see how things go from there. I also want to stop tracking and go by how the body feels as well but am nervous that protein levels might get too high

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E3474e4efbcc6c1deab28e268ad6eb01

on August 17, 2012
at 05:36 AM

I'm just starting a clean bulking phase right now, and my macros are 40g carbs, 130g fat, and 210g protein on 2200 calories a day. You definitely don't need to worry about 150g. Here are my two suggestions:

1) Make sure you're lifting heavy, which I assume you're doing since you want to add muscle. It'll make you anabolic, and help you get the most out of your protein.

2) Drink plenty of water. The amino acids in protein get processed to a great degree in the liver. This produces by-products like glucose, ketones, CK, and a few other things. This isn't a problem if you're healthy and exercising, but if you're not drinking enough water you'll get clogged up kidneys. Trust me, you don't want a kidney stone.

Just remember when you're calculating your macros- 1g fat = 9 calories, 1g carbs = 4 calories, and 1g protein = 4 calories.

E3474e4efbcc6c1deab28e268ad6eb01

(341)

on August 17, 2012
at 06:39 AM

Bring your carbs down to under 50g/day for a few weeks. Your body will switch gears and start burning fat as fuel. It's called being 'fat adapted'. You'll start craving fats like crazy, and find yourself eating coconut oil and butter by the spoonful.

7278560e76901ded4081022b54c6e165

on August 17, 2012
at 06:32 AM

I'm not lifting or anything, it's just how I end up eating. I do some pushups but not many as I am not strong. Meat and veggies taste so good, along with eggs and fats as long as they taste good with the meal and not make it too oily or anything that it tastes terrible. Fat added I don't mind, as I am not afraid of it and want it in my diet, but my stomach seems to rebel when I force myself to add olive oil or butter as it comes out too oily for my taste. Usually I am ok if I follow a similar menu day by day, but it can get boring, when I change my foods my protein level shoots up.

7278560e76901ded4081022b54c6e165

on August 17, 2012
at 09:55 AM

I'm not really up to very low carb I can do low carb and enjoy it averaging 80-100 carbs a day as of late. I also have to make do with what Mom buys as well as family is not Paleo. Typically no fruit is eaten by me as I find the sugar load too much and not needed, although I do find some mild cravings for things such as chocolate chip muffins hot with butter and peanutbutter

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