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Protein is the key component for providing your body with adequate amino acids to aid in building and repairing muscle tissue. Protein is the most important nutrient for bodybuilders. You should be consuming between 1 and 1.5 grams of protein per pound of bodyweight each day evenly spaced out over 5-6 meals. So for example, a 200 lb. manshould eat between 200-300 grams of protein per day. Eating approx. 40-50 grams of protein per meal. Good protein sources include: lean cuts of beef, lean cuts of pork, chicken breast, turkey breast, fish, eggs, cottage cheese, and protein supplements.You may be wondering about the range of 1 to 1.5 grams of protein per pound of bodyweight per day and which end of the range you should aim for. Well this is the way Ilook at it, if you are the type of person who is really serious about your training and youwant to make progress as fast as possible then stick to the upper end of the range and eat1.5 grams of protein per pound of bodyweight daily. On the other hand, if you are justworking out to
“keep in shape”
and are not overly concerned about gaining as muchmuscle as fast as possible can then you can stick to the lower end and just eat 1 gram of protein per pound of bodyweight daily.Chances are if you are reading this e-Report then you are probably the type of person whois very serious about building muscle and getting the most from your time spent in the gym.So I’d suggest that you shoot for the high end of the range and go with 1.5 grams of protein per pound of bodyweight per day.Another thing, if you are concerned that too much protein is
“bad for you”,
you needn’t be.It is not uncommon for young bodybuilders to be led astray by a well meaning teacher,doctor, or dietitian saying that too much protein can cause kidney damage. But this is just amyth and outdated information. There has never been a single study that shows a high protein intake causes any type of kidney damage in healthy individuals.While it is true that people with kidney problems generally need to follow a special dietthat is lower in protein, this doesn’t mean that eating protein caused the kidney problems to begin with.To give you an example, let’s look at a similar situation. Diabetics generally need to be puton a special diet that controls their carbohydrate intake. However, eating carbohydratesdoes not cause diabetes.