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10/25/2014 11:28:35 AM - Al
Hi Chase,

I'm about 155 pounds and looking to build some muscle. I have read your advice about setting protein at 1g/pound of goal body weight and filling in the rest with carbs and fat. My question is: as you adjust by adding more carbs, is there any reason to offset the additional protein that comes with that from other food/supplements?

Let me explain, I started at around 170g of protein per day. I'm not really growing, so I want to add chocolate milk to my morning workout shake. The chocolate milk, of course, also adds extra protein. I know it's a small amount, but overtime, things like chocolate milk, nuts, cheese, and even bread all add some protein. I have been at this process for a while, and I estimate my protein is reaching close to the 200 mark.

Should I reduce the whey protein in the shake to keep my protein at the right level?


Hey Al -

Good question. The 1g per pound of goal bodyweight is my minimal recommendation. If you go over that it's not a big deal if you're looking to gain weight.

And if you're not gaining then you need more calories. So the additional protein equals more calories and will be fine.

So the short answer, no don't decrease your protein intake. Keep doing what you're doing.

Hope that helps!

Chase Karnes

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