Protein Intake CALCULATOR
If you’re a physique athlete or have particular aesthetic goals, you’ve probably got some questions about nutrition. When it comes to building muscle and losing fat, few queries can be as confusing as that of how much protein you should consume. How much protein is too much? How much is too little? And once you figure that out, you’ll probably want to know what kinds of protein work best for your goals.
Protein Intake Calculator
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How Does Protein Help Muscles Grow?
To best understand why you even need all that tofu to begin with, let’s start off with some science. First things first: proteins are made up of amino acids. Amino acids are the building blocks your muscle fibers need to grow.
When you digest protein, they break down into the amino acids that they’re made of. Those can then be used by your muscles to repair exercise-induced damage. It’s a complicated process, but the basic gist is that well-exercised muscles grow when enough protein is available to provide the amino acids needed for hypertrophy.
How to Track Your Protein Intake
When building muscle is your task, or if you’re trying to lose body fat, you might be interested in tracking how much protein you’re taking in. This doesn’t mean you have to count calories or even necessarily measure your food. For athletes who are prone to or have a history of disordered eating habits, there are some intuitive ways to check out what’s on your plate to make sure you’re getting enough protein.
How Much Protein Should I Eat at Once?
If you’re eating 150 grams of protein a day, this might sound like you should eat five meals with 30 grams of protein each, so a meal every three hours. There’s nothing wrong with this approach, but it’s worth remembering that some research has found MPS to be about the same after six hours whether you ate two small meals with 30 grams apiece or if you ate a big meal with 60 grams of protein and then nothing else for six hours.