Protein Consumption Windows

It has been said that a person can only make use of ~30g of protein in one sitting. At least for the purposes of muscle building. There is some mixed messaging on this but it does seem clear that there is some limit to how much protein you can use from one meal.

So, what’s the best way to space it out? How long does a person have to wait between meals before they can use another ~30g of protein? At the end of the day, the goal is to maximize the amount of protein that can be practically used for muscle building.

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It’s a broscience myth. Eat as much protein as you want. Just don’t be a psycho like that one anon who was eating like a billion eggs every day. Somebody has the screencap I’m sure.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >It’s a broscience myth.
      more like israelite science or vegan science.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Get a life man

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Holy reddit

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >It’s a broscience myth.
      more like israelite science or vegan science.

      more like chinese science. more like IST science. more like tiktok science. more like reddit science. more like burger sandwich. more like heehaw douglas.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >more like burger sandwich. more like heehaw douglas.
        le random reddit man. so funny !

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Protein is demand dependent so there is no limit to the amount you can absorb in one sitting.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    you do realize that this makes something like 0,5% difference in the way you look?
    Just eat and lift fricking moron. When you are an IFBB pro these things can make the ever so slight impact between winning and losing but its literally a non factor for you the next 5-10 years or so

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Why wouldn’t it make a difference? Let’s say it’s true that the limit for protein in one sitting is 30g. But I’ve been eating 60g in one sitting at dinner every day. If I split that into two 30g sittings per day instead, then that’s an additional 30g of usable protein per day. Over the span of years, that should make a noticeable difference, no?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        don't worry about it. if you are eating meat eggs or dairy for your protein you'll be fine.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Your body can draw on amino acids from meat for over 8 hours after eating. BCAA and whey isolate have a much shorter window of utilization. Caesin lasts longer than meat.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      don't worry about it. if you are eating meat eggs or dairy for your protein you'll be fine.

      Thanks for the genuine answers bros. I appreciate it.

      I’m gonna float out one more question now. What makes sleep so important? Is there a substantial difference between 6 and 8 hours of sleep? All this with regards to building muscle.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        the "science" doesn't even know why we need to sleep. but we do know that people are more effective at everything if they meet a certain threshold of REM sleep.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah, its funny that the soience doesnt know why sleep is important but we do know that its extremely important for both muscle growth and fat burning. Get shit sleep and you wont build muscle for shit and you burn your muscle instead of fat.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah, its funny that the soience doesnt know why sleep is important but we do know that its extremely important for both muscle growth and fat burning. Get shit sleep and you wont build muscle for shit and you burn your muscle instead of fat.

          Of course we know why we actually need sleep. It improves cognitive function, releases growth hormones, regulates homeostasis etc etc. It's not that we don't know why we need to sleep it's we don't know the amount of sleep we need because it largely varies and some people can function optimally with 5 hours and some need 8.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The new model for protein absorbtion pretty much states you can absorb almost any amount in response to exercise. Not that you should really care much.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It has also been said that op is a fricking dipshit

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    For protein shakes maybe, but if you're eating meat and whole foods that will take time to digest and the protein will be released slowly over time.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This monkey”s fat breasts make me freakin’ pissed off.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    30g is roughly what you need to hit the 2.5g of leucine which is optimal minimum for triggering muscle protein synthesis.
    it's also best to spread out your protein over multiple meals to keep muscle protein synthesis active as long as possible.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >still believing these israeli protein supplement salesmen myths
      MPS is active 24/7 regardless of what you do. Myocytes even in people who do not train have active MPS because cells still need to reproduce and produce MRNA to perform various functions. MPS is maximized in the long run as long as you have protein making its way into the bloodstream and by training with sufficient intensity (and appropriate volume for your intensity). The stomach can retain fats and proteins as long as possible to digest them thanks to a hormone known as Cholecystokinin (CCK). The a meal with 60-80 g of protein will continue to digest for 8, 10, or even more hours (depending on the type of proteins) while providing a steady stream of protein allowing for consistently greater protein synthesis in the long term.

      The 30g/meal is only really for whey because it is so fast acting that if you eat to much a large portion of it gets converted to sugar and burned for energy. If you're not subsisting on whey, you shouldn't have a problem.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >It has been said that a person can only make use of ~30g of protein in one sitting. At least for the purposes of muscle building.
    This is false. It always has been known to be false for people who understood basic human physiology for decades. You use all the protein your body can absorb for the cell cycles in ALL tissues. Your body can absorb almost all of the protein you eat with some variability depending on whether or it's animal or plant sourced and some other details from the diet.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If that were true everyone doing OMAD would be dead.
    /thread

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >30g a sitting
    Good anon.
    And what would that work out to.... 30g a hour? Thats 300g for 10 hours. Or 720g a day.

    Meanwhile your digestion spends a lot of time processing the food you eat.
    So if you think about it logically, the only downside to eating OMAD 200g of protein in one sitting, is that digesting that much is going to be ass.
    And once you start adding memes to the picture such as 20g of protein from bars/shakes/yoghurt, and then another 10g from actually eating or drinking.... One would have to assume its just a logical error.
    A conflation.
    What the source could be saying is that they really don't like the slower digestion of one large meal, and doing some logical fallacies thinking about how to space out the protein shakes to make it very easy to slurp.

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