Too much protein?
I'm trying to put on some weight, as I mentioned in another post. To do that, I've started doing protein shakes (with fish oil) nearly every day and I added a bowl of oatmeal with a scoop of protein powder in it every morning around 10:30.
I'm not replacing ANY meals with the protein shakes; I'm mostly using them to try and get as close to 3000 calories per day as I can. But is there a danger of taking in TOO MUCH protein? Most days, my lunch and dinner have chicken in them, and I eat at least one peanut butter sandwich (2+ tbsp of PB) every day. Is this a problem?
How much protien are you taking? You can safely take up to your body weight in protien a day. It is not going to kill you if you go over that but you have to watch liver function, that is what protien can hurt. Look into your body weight and just stay around that and you will be fine.
Do you have any articles to back up your theory that excess protein hurts your liver... I call BS.
Your body is mostly made up of protein: your muscles, your skin, your brain, your hair, your finger/toe nails... they all have protein in them.
I take in ~275g protein a day consistently. No problems here.
I am not going to get into a pissing contest with you. Go ahead and take all the protien that you want. It doesnt bother me any. When someone asks though I will tell them what I know.
Good Luck and happy lifting.
Check that link and there are others that support my statement. Someone with healthy kidneys will be fine to consume quite a large amount of protein with no problems.
Some other reading suggests that too much protein without proper carb/fat balance is what causes the damage. I saw some figures of use 30% as your maximum calories to come from protein. This is about where I am at.
275g protein(4cal/g) = 1100cals
1100cals from protein / 3500 total cals (x100) = 31.4%
Excess of food is not good and you have better to take balance amount of food either it is protein and vitamin.
The amount of protein you are describing sounds reasonable. But there's no need to get over about .75 grams per lb of body weight. You can see my article called How Much Protein for more information.
I go for about 1.5g/lb of bodyweight. give or take. I weigh roughly 240lbs and I try to eat about 350-400 grams of protein
One can get lots of proteins by the uses of some supplements like Whey Protein these are made by natural resources and also have more capability to gain weight.
It would be hard to harm yourself with too much protein intake. Don't worry about it.
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