on 12/5/17 4:35 pm
RNY on 03/30/15

I vaguely recall that we can only absorb 30 proteins at a time but what constitutes "at a time" an hour, 2 hours, 6 hours ?

H.A.L.A B.
on 12/5/17 5:19 pm

I think this is a myth.

But what is not a myth is that at any given time our body may only need so much of proteins for repairs and muscle buildings. So if we eat- drink a lot at one time - the excess may be used as simple calories- converted to blood sugar then stored as fat. Unless you body building - drinking a protein shake that has 50-70 gr of proteins per shake -may just be used by your body as calories. Stressing the kidneys in the process.

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on 12/5/17 6:49 pm
RNY on 08/21/12

It's a complete myth. As Hala said, only so much within a certain time-frame can be used to build muscle -- that's where the myth came from, in the bodybuilding world. But for our purposes there is no time limit on protein.

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on 12/6/17 6:02 am

this is a good point. i always capped myself at 30, now i won't anymore lol

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on 12/6/17 6:25 am
RNY on 03/30/15

So if I drink a shake that's has 40 proteins i can count all 40? My protein has been way low lately (bad choices) and I am trying to fix it

CerealKiller Kat71
on 12/6/17 7:23 am
RNY on 12/31/13

I do, unless it's a ****ty protein source. For example, casein or collagen is basically worthless for us.

Whey isolate is my go-to, with concentrate (I am not lactose intolerant) coming close behind. With either, I count all of it, even if it's over the arbitrary 30 g.

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on 12/6/17 12:03 pm
RNY on 03/30/15

Thanks! It is whey so i am going for it