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A question about Protein

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 02, 2012 at 6:56 PM

I'm 6' 215 pounds, i want to consume about 200 gr. of protein daily, my question is; Should i get all my protein from animal and plant sources or should i supplement with a whey powder?

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on July 03, 2012
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I do cross training 3 times a week and long hikes 3 times a week, i keep reading about how to keep and build muscle, you need 0.5-1.5 gr. of protein per pound of ideal bodyweight.

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on July 03, 2012
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What do you find adverse in the use of supplementing protein with protein powder (e.g. WPI)?

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on July 03, 2012
at 01:23 AM

Greek yogurt is indeed a easy way to packin protein.

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on July 02, 2012
at 08:09 PM

...and if you don't have allergies and aren't afraid of casein, a scoop before bed is a good choice. Greek yogurt is mostly casein too though, so that would work just as well, but it does contain 7-8g more carbs, if you're counting.

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on July 02, 2012
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I agree with pbo. Make sure you're getting good quality cuts of meat and fish though. IF you can't afford it and/or don't have the time for it, supplementing with some whey protein (pre and/or post workout would be good places for it) is an economical solution.

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on July 02, 2012
at 08:02 PM

You can easily do 200 grams of protein w/o resorting to protein powders.

That being said, shakes can be handy when you are short on time, food, or calories. I do my best to get all my protein from real food, but sometimes shakes can be real handy.

If you include diary, I find that helps a lot. One of my goto's is Greek yogurt for dessert w/ some berries (adds about 18 grams of protein).

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on July 03, 2012
at 01:25 AM

What do you find adverse in the use of supplementing protein with protein powder (e.g. WPI)?

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on July 02, 2012
at 08:07 PM

I agree with pbo. Make sure you're getting good quality cuts of meat and fish though. IF you can't afford it and/or don't have the time for it, supplementing with some whey protein (pre and/or post workout would be good places for it) is an economical solution.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on July 02, 2012
at 08:09 PM

...and if you don't have allergies and aren't afraid of casein, a scoop before bed is a good choice. Greek yogurt is mostly casein too though, so that would work just as well, but it does contain 7-8g more carbs, if you're counting.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

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on July 03, 2012
at 01:23 AM

Greek yogurt is indeed a easy way to packin protein.

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on July 02, 2012
at 07:49 PM

Get as much as possible from natural, minimally-processed animal and plant sources. Once you have done that, then you can fill the gap by "supplementing" with protein powders.

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on July 02, 2012
at 07:43 PM

Much more information needed. For what purpose have you set your protein intake at that particular level? How active are you? Anything else that will help us know about your physical condition and needs?

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on July 03, 2012
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I do cross training 3 times a week and long hikes 3 times a week, i keep reading about how to keep and build muscle, you need 0.5-1.5 gr. of protein per pound of ideal bodyweight.

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