I have been following general guidance and MyFitnessPal recommendations for a protein intake of 90 grams for an adult male. However, most weightlifting sites recommend 1 gram per pound of body weight, which for me is approx 200 grams of protein a day. This seems like a lot! Especially as I am vegetarian so can’t just throw another chicken breast in!
So my questions for the illuminati:
- do you follow the 1g per pound guidance?
- Do you keep to it on non training days?
- any guidance on how much protein should come from real food vs protein shakes?
- Any veggie-friendly tips to up protein intake?
Background stuff in case it helps: age 41; gym 3/4 times a week following a rough shoulders, back and biceps, chest and triceps, legs programme (each is a separate day); run roughly 30 miles a week; aims are to gain strength and muscle but without having to cut down on the running.
Thanks in advance