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    bro science or some truth?

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    Hey gang,

    Got a quick question, i've noticed i will have upto 50gm of protein in one meal, not ideal but sometimes i get carried away. I used to be under the impression that it was common knowledge that the body can only process/absorb about 40gm of protein in one sitting? And that it is best to spread out your protein intake.

    This morning i believe i had about 40-50gm of protein for breakfast, went with fat+protein for brekky no carbs, and i wonder if i am wasting the meat/eggs by having too much in one sitting.

    What's the situation with this and is there any proof to suggest just how much protein is ideal in one sitting?

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    As long as you are eating real food, it doesn't matter.

    There are plenty of people in the paleosphere that only eat every 48hrs. If they could only process 20/g/day, they'd be in rough shape. They are fine.

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    Have a read of Top Ten Fasting Myths Debunked (Major Update Nov 4th) | Intermittent fasting diet for fat loss, muscle gain and health

    Myth #5 is "Maintain a steady supply of amino acids by eating protein every 2-3 hours. The body can only absorb 30 grams of protein in one sitting."

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    Quote Originally Posted by For_Sparta View Post
    Have a read of Top Ten Fasting Myths Debunked (Major Update Nov 4th) | Intermittent fasting diet for fat loss, muscle gain and health

    Myth #5 is "Maintain a steady supply of amino acids by eating protein every 2-3 hours. The body can only absorb 30 grams of protein in one sitting."
    Cheers for the link, i will read up on it but it sounds good so far. Mind you today i had about 60-70gm of protein for breakfast, but lunch will be pure carbs and dinner will be only about another 25-30gm of protein so i am monitoring my overall values but i do tend to sometimes have a big serving in 1 meal.

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    My big meals contain 100g of protein...
    I didn't like the rules you gave me, so I made some of my own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by federkeil View Post
    My big meals contain 100g of protein...
    +1, can't imagine not enjoying massive feasts after a serious workout.

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    I'm a little dude and I have close to 100g in one meal sometimes myself. I'm making pretty damn good progress.
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    I'm not a bro but I've stopped counting protein grams altogether.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiercehunter View Post
    I'm not a bro but I've stopped counting protein grams altogether.
    Pretty much, I have a min number I want to hit and that's it. I don't count carbs or fats ever, I just eat more carbs on WO days and less on non-WO days
    I didn't like the rules you gave me, so I made some of my own.

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    What does "in one sitting" even mean? Is there a time when the body stops digesting and says "FUCK THE REST OF THIS UNDIGESTED FOOD!" and does what with it, exactly? it doesn't make sense to me that there'd be a cut-off, the body will absorb everything that needs to be absorbed in its own time.

    Or is it some shit about it being stored as fat, instead?

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