I wanted to make sure I followed up with you to answer another common question that always comes across my desk.
“How MUCH protein should I be getting on daily basis to build Muscle?”
Like so many health and fitness topics, the contradictory advice and conflicting studies are everywhere.
So let me simplify it for you.
First of all, protein itself is vital to living.
In fact, you could go months, even years without eating carbs (NOT recommended – of course), and still survive and keep on living.
But if you eliminate protein, it would only take a few weeks before your muscles would atrophy (shrink drastically) and your internal organs would literally start to deteriorate.
So basically, you would start to die.
With all this being said, too much of a good thing can still be harmful. But in most cases, I find the majority of active folks don’t get enough high quality protein.
Keep in mind, if you’re exercising intensely on a regular basis your protein demands will be MUCH higher than somebody who is sedentary.
Protein works in synergy with weight training and high intensity exercise to stimulate higher protein synthesis, which means higher protein needs for exercisers who want to lose fat and gain muscle.
- Intense exercisers wanting to burn fat = 1 gram of protein per pound of lean body weight daily…
- Intense exercisers wanting to gain muscle = 1.5 grams per pound of lean body weight (larger, more advanced individuals could even go higher)
- Moderate exercisers looking to maintain or burn fat = .75 grams per pound of lean body weight…
- Sedentary person = .5 grams of protein per pound of lean body weight
This is NOT one-side-fits-all or an exact science, but it gives you a great guideline to follow without being confused.
Most studies and research done on protein synthesis (i.e. uptake and absorption) seems to show that sedentary people really don’t need much more than 20 grams per serving…
…Whereas guys like me will consume up to 50 grams per serving in our post workout window, when absorption rate seems to be the highest.
IMPORTANT HEALTH WARNING ABOUT PROTEIN
Make SURE you “Go Alkaline”.
If you hammer down too much protein on a daily basis for long periods of time, you can stress out your adrenal glands and overwork your kidneys, while you make your body VERY acidic.
At least two or three times a year, go on a protein “fast” for 2 or 5 days straight, and replace your protein intake with high quality,proven juicing recipes.
This will filter out your liver and kidneys and give them a much-needed break, which will also help you avoid excessive acidity and high levels of inflammation.
When you keep your body alkaline, you’re guaranteed to absorb more of the nutrients your body needs so you continue to lose fat and gain quality muscle.
If you don’t make sure to AVOID an acidic environment you’ll simply NEVER get results.
Fortunately, I’ve been working “behind the scenes” with my great friend Vince Delmonte watching him meticulously perfect the ULTIMATE guide to STOP your body from going “acidic”.
CAUTION: Do NOT let the name of this guide “fool” you.
It’s called “GET JUICED”.
And although Vince has just released it to the muscle building world, I believe every man and woman should own a copy of this guide.
It’s what’s “missing” from people’s nutrition plans and I truly believe it can help ANY man or woman, of ANY age, burn more fat, gain more muscle, and dramatically improve your health.
In fact, Vince teamed up with the world’s TOP expert in this field, Drew Canole, and he has over a million fans and followers using this new method:
STOP your body from being “acidic” (the MISSING link to fat loss and muscle)
I have recently started using this fast, an easy method to RESET our digestive systems and keep our bodies “alkaline” on a daily basis.
Have an awesome day,