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Old 01-12-06, 10:52 PM   #1
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How much protein do you wind up eating in a day?

Do you differentiate between riding days and rest days in protein consumption as well?
Using fitday I have found I generally consume about 120 grams of protein a day, well over the reccomended level but not body builder levels. I certainly don't have too much muscle, and I am not trying to lose weight, quite the opposite. Just curious what the range is around here.
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You know that aerobic athletes need more protein than body builders, right? Aerobic exercise eats muscle protein.

I get 80-110 grams per day, and I weigh 61 kg.
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I get about 60-100gm a day.
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You know that aerobic athletes need more protein than body builders, right? Aerobic exercise eats muscle protein.

I get 80-110 grams per day, and I weigh 61 kg.
Amen- too many endurance athletes deemphasize the importance of increasing their protein intake. But hours of endurance training over the course of a week will break down muscle. Protein is very important, as well as carbs.

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Just make sure that your protein is coming from good sources. Either the right combinations of plant sources or low saturated fat meat sources.
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I'm a strong believer in eggs...gold standard for protein. I've heard Arnold say that at the peak of his bodybuilding career he was consuming close to 3 dozen a day (in addition to 3-5 lbs of beef and 100 cod liver oil tablets). Some people might think eggs have too much fat....but if you're active it shouldnt be a big problem...
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So whats a good percentage of carbs/protein/fat ?

Im trying to eat balanced, low in fat if i veer any direction. I cycle 50k a day (commute) and have been trying to track what i eat on fitday. But every source you read has a different suggestion. Im not an athelete in training, just an old man trying to live till retirement
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