The deal: I’m a guy who’s about 5’6, between 135-140 pounds, and on an excerise and dietary routine to put on muscle mass. I’ve been told a variety of different things about what to eat and how, so I figured I’d put it out to you, my generous and knowledgable friends, on the Dope. (-:
I work out every other day with an intensive, full body work out lifting heavy weights to fatigue.
How many grams of protein should I take in during each meal? Considering the amount of caleries I am burning, what is the maximum amount of protein my body should be able to process in a given sitting (I’ve been eating every two to three hours as a general rule).
How many grams of protein does one egg white have, roughly?
I’ve heard that after a heavy workout, the body is able to take in and process a lot more protein than normal, like double the amount, as long as it’s within the first hour or something after the workout (I’ve heard it as being called “The Window of Opportunity”). Can anyone confirm or deny this? And if it’s true, how much more can the body take, and within how much of a time period?
Thank you, and have a sparkling day.