Should there be a Cap on the amount of protein you are eating in 1 meal?
💭Yes, there IS a max amount of protein that our body can use for muscle protein synthesis per meal timing.⏱
🏃🏽♀️This amount varies per individual genetics, body weight + training factors.
With the literature currently out, we also don’t have a set way to calculate this either (could be anywhere from 20-50g+ per meal).
So yes, there is a cap to the amount of protein your body can use for muscle protein synthesis at one meal.
🍳BUT, this cap has a very large range (could be 30g for one person & 50g for another).🤷🏽♀️
🎉ADDITIONALLY, this doesn’t mean that if you eat more than 30g+ at one meal that protein “goes to waste”.
💪🏼Outside of MPS, protein keeps us satiated, plays a role in immune system function and has a high thermic effect (making us burn more calories to break it down)!
🧠Focus on total daily protein intake, don’t stress going over this “cap” at a meal.
‼️The goal: get 1.6–2.2 grams per kg/ LBM (lean body mass) and split it up as much as you can.‼️