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    Thumbs down How much protein can you have in one sitting?

    I have been trying to eat enough protein, carbs and fats to have my diet right. Now the question I have because I want to make sure I have enough protein to let my muscles recover is how much can my body absorb in one meal? I am 32 years old 165 pounds and 5'9". If I have a drink that has like 45 grams of protein and then eat 4-5 eggs that have another 25-30 grams that is about 75 grams of protein. is my body not able to convert all of this or is it wasted? Should I split it up more.

    I am thinking this because after I workout in the morning I have eggs all ready to eat and I have a post workout shake. that adds up to about 65-70 grams of protein.

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    Yes break it up into 5-6 meals per day. This makes it easier not only just to eat a regular size meal, but also for the body to process it. The generic rule is approx 30 grams of protein per meal. This is an approx number and not and absolute. Eat more meals, smaller quantities more often and it will be much easier to reach your daily requirements. Good luck
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    Well first of all post workout just do your shake and carbs...then wait a little while before moving on to your whole food post workout meal. The 45g shake is plenty for post workout.

    But the amount of protein can vary depending on weight, muscle mass, type of training. As for you I would say 30-40g per meal would be a good place as far as protein goes and split that between 5-6...even 7 meals if you like so total around 210-230g of protein a day.
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    30-40g

 

 

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