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Posted: 19 Jun 2012, 14:59
I just started a diet kind of like the Atkins diet. I am cutting down on my net carbs. I was wondering can you have to much protien in your diet? And what is to much if there is?

































holfraz

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Posted: 19 Jun 2012, 16:28
Recommended Dietary Allowance for protein intake is 15-30% of total calorie intake. Protein intake may be adjusted to aid in satiety(feeling of fullness). Protein activates specific satiety mechanisms and may be more satiating than fat or carbs.

HOWEVER...chronic consumtion of a high protein diet is often related to higher intakes of saturated fat and low fiber intake. So choose the leanest forms of protein as often as possible and try to get plenty of fiber.

Also, the need for fluids is increase by high protein intake. Protein reqires 7x the water for metabolism than carbs or fats.

Can you get too much protein? Technically, yes. any extra protein you consume that exceeds your energy and metabolic needs for it may be stored as fat, as well as deplete your bones of calcium. For every gram of protein consumed above tissue maintanence, between 1 and 1.5 mg of calcium is exceted. So try to get plenty of calcium in your diet as well, but again, choose low-fat or non-fat calcium products as often as possible.

How much is too much? The higher range of the 15-30% is geared toward athletes. So I'd say anything much over 30% of total calorie intake is headed toward being too much.
Marlboro Man

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Posted: 19 Jun 2012, 20:06
.8g/lb to achieve a neutral nitrogen balance - which is good
ratios are stupid
at minimum .35g/lb for fat, .8g/lb protein and the remainder of calories can be filled with any combination of fats, protein and carbs based on personal preference
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.”
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