protein for men

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Registered: 03-08-2012
protein for men
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Tue, 04-03-2012 - 5:17pm
Hey wanted to see if any one could give me a nutrition/fitness answer here. My husband is in the navy and is super fit and a healthy eater. However, he has this layer of fat around his lower stomach and hips that he just can't get rid of. He works out every day, and some days he works out twice (for required PT assesments), I'm wondering if his protein intake is too high. He keeps insisting that for his workouts he needs a ton of protein (which I totally get, more exercise needs more protein) but I still think he might be having too much. Last time we talked about it I think he said his intake was somwhere between 200-260 grams a day. I know that being female, and less active than he is that my intake should be lower, but this seems like its ridiculously high. Can anyone give a good workout/protein ratio for him? He's 6'1 and about 175 lbs, is good with cardio and just about all other exercises one can devise, especially with lifting. I know he wants to gain more weight (muscle obviously) but i think he assumes that he knows all there is to know and isnt bothering to research it more. And if its simply a matter of him having less protein, than of like to have an answer that will convince him to see a fitness/health specialist, because right now his pride won't allow it.
Thanks for any answers!
Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Wed, 04-04-2012 - 9:05am

Too many calories, whether from protein or carbs is too many calories...period.

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Sun, 04-08-2012 - 1:22pm

He might want to talk to his doctor or a dietician but if he's anythng like my husband, he won't listen to anything we say.






Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Sun, 04-08-2012 - 1:25pm

Post workout, they've shown with men that a combination of carbs and protein are helpful for recovery, within an hour of lifting.






Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Mon, 04-09-2012 - 7:35am

"...if he's anythng like my husband, he won't listen to anything we say."

Ain't that the truth!

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-08-2012
Mon, 04-09-2012 - 10:47am
Lol truth indeed. Thanks for the article!