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Eating way more protein than recommended?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 18, 2011 at 3:41 AM

My body weight in kg is about 47. There is no way I can eat only 47 g of protein every day. I eat way above 100 g. I'm actually trying to gain weight and following a low carb diet, there is no way I can keep my high fat/moderate protein/low carb ratio without eating a ton of protein. I got my kidneys checked and apparently everything is fine and dandy. So I'm just wondering if there's anyone out there who eats like 3-4 times their recommended amount of protein on a daily basis.

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on October 19, 2011
at 01:42 PM

Even then, I still eat way more than that. I've looked around, and the overall consensus is that it really is not harmful to consume too much protein. Granted, there haven't been any studies yet that look at the long-term effects in young, healthy people.

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on October 18, 2011
at 10:58 AM

I do add butter,coconut oil, coconut milk and sometimes eat avocado. I'm around 2 weeks in, so maybe I'm just really really hungry. But I'm keeping carbs below 20g per day.

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on October 18, 2011
at 10:25 AM

It's kinda hard to go high-fat if the only fat you eat is meat. Maybe add some avocados, oils, ...

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on October 18, 2011
at 10:14 AM

if your trying to gain weight why don't you eat carbs?

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on October 18, 2011
at 08:27 AM

April, you can calculate it for either lbs of kg, but if you use kg you are going to be about 2.4 times short of the correct amount! Times your weight in kg by 2.4 and you will be a lot closer.

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on October 18, 2011
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I guess you can calculate it for either kg or lbs.

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at 04:42 AM

That is how I do it...

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on October 18, 2011
at 04:05 AM

I thought normally it is done by pounds. I weigh 100 lbs therefore I should eat 100 grams of protein. Hope that is helpful?

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on October 18, 2011
at 08:27 AM

April, you can calculate it for either lbs of kg, but if you use kg you are going to be about 2.4 times short of the correct amount! Times your weight in kg by 2.4 and you will be a lot closer.

Medium avatar

(10663)

on October 18, 2011
at 07:39 AM

I guess you can calculate it for either kg or lbs.

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on October 18, 2011
at 04:42 AM

That is how I do it...

Medium avatar

(10663)

on October 19, 2011
at 01:42 PM

Even then, I still eat way more than that. I've looked around, and the overall consensus is that it really is not harmful to consume too much protein. Granted, there haven't been any studies yet that look at the long-term effects in young, healthy people.

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on October 18, 2011
at 01:50 PM

you have to up your carb intake if you want to be able to lower your protein intake. If you are glucose deficient then your body needs protein to meet the glucose needs of the body. I would suggest adding some starchy tubers to your diet.

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on October 18, 2011
at 04:50 AM

A position statement published by the ADA, DOC and ACSM recommends that endurance and strength-trained athletes have between 1.2 and 1.7 g/kg (0.5 - 0.8 grams per pound) of protein for the best performance and health.

from http://exercise.about.com/cs/nutrition/a/protein_2.htm

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on October 18, 2011
at 08:47 AM

I'm very interested. Im at 53kg and having a hard time eating leas than 150g protein. I always choose fatty parts of meat, such as belly an rib to get the fat up. Maybe my calculator is wrong? I can down 250g of pork belly no sweat (1000kcal). It's a bit scary.

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on October 18, 2011
at 10:25 AM

It's kinda hard to go high-fat if the only fat you eat is meat. Maybe add some avocados, oils, ...

3f3236d1f951d4b4c25eff387699a905

(554)

on October 18, 2011
at 10:58 AM

I do add butter,coconut oil, coconut milk and sometimes eat avocado. I'm around 2 weeks in, so maybe I'm just really really hungry. But I'm keeping carbs below 20g per day.

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on October 18, 2011
at 04:50 AM

I typically eat 1+ grams/lb bodyweight when training hard. If your goal is to gain LBM, you're on the right track.

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