The July/August 2018 Men’s Health Magazine on page 34, has an Article entitled: “Heed the New Protein Threshold.” 

The Article reports on a McMaster University research that:

“determined there’s a limit to how much protein your body can effectively use for muscle growth. They discovered that people who took in more than 1.62 grams of protein per kilogram of weight daily didn’t build additional muscle.”

Weight in pounds/2.2 Kilograms per pound x 1.62 gram of protein per day.

180lbs/2.2 = 82 kilograms x 1.62= 133 grams of protein per day. This includes all protein sources including that scoop of protein powder.

I have been maxing out at 140 grams based upon 1 gram of protein per pound of Lean Body Mass.

Interestingly, the Article concludes: “Any excess will feed the toilet, not your biceps.”

BUT – if you are eating VLC – ketogenic diet – that excess will in part be turned into glycogen by your body. End result – limit your protein as above.

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