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How much protein when cutting up

Posted by Whatarush

Do I have this straight? I read a lot of forums and see conflicting viewpoints. SO when u are cutting up, is it a good idea or not to keep your protein at 2grams per pound as if you would on a bulk cycle. Some have said no and some yes so which is it? So if it stays the same in either type of cycle, than the only differnce in your diet is carbs? (hi carbs on a bulk cycle, low carbs on a cut cycle) Help me out guys cuz im getting differnet responses. Thanks in advance.

Posted by Smith

2 grams of protein per pound of bodyweight is too much protein for any phase, whether bulking or cutting. I don't do steroids or know much about them, perhaps guys on steroids need that much protein, but if you aren't, then that is way too much. 1.5 grams per pound of bodyweight would certainly be on the high side but within the realm of reasonableness.

Who made that recommendation?

Posted by Junior

Probably a guy that knows what he is talking about. Protein is good for you. It helps build your muscles. The more protein the better.

Posted by Smith

lol, that's preposterous. Most bodybuilder publications don't even recommend 2 grams of protein per pound of bodyweight.

Yes, there is such a thing as too much protein.

Posted by Cutter

I would have to disagree with the "More protein is better" statement. I think two grams/lb body weight is too much. Take me for example... I weight about 200 lbs. If I ate 400 grams of protein, that would equate to 1,600 calories from just protein alone. (As each gram of protein is 4 calories) If you are on a cutting cycle and trying to keep your calories down, it's going to be tough if you are getting this many calories just from protein. Not to mention your body can only use so much of it. I've always heard that while cutting 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight is plenty... I find that works pretty well for me regardless of cutting or bulking... That's just my opinion of course...

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