# Thread: 50% protein?! How the...

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Originally Posted by Briks42
Thats most likely apocryphal.

I have mentioned before that I like to shoot for having my grams of protein be around 10% of my total calories (Jamie tried to yell at me before about dividing numbers with different denominators but the logic works exactly the same and it's easier than taking the extra step of multiplying protein and carbs by 4 and fats by 8 or whatever)

This is what you are doing now, 300g protein over 3,000 calories. It works on a sliding scale though, so if you only eat 2,000 calories, I'd probably shoot for 12% protein (240g), while if you bumped up to 4,000 calories, 8-9% would suffice (320-360g protein)

Yeah, in practice, that's been exactly what I've been doing, making sure my protein grams are at least 10% of my total calories in kcals.

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Originally Posted by Jamie J. Skibicki
"I have mentioned before that I like to shoot for having my grams of protein be around 10% of my total calories"

Why do you hate science?
You should have seen the breathtaking shortcuts I took during algebra 2

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Hahahaha, sorry, I just like to be smarter than science.......

I shoot for protein to be 40% of my calories. So on a 3,000 calorie diet, I'd multiply by .4 to get 1200 calories. Then I'd divide that by 4 (the number of calories in protein) to get 300g protein.

Much easier than my 10% method.

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Originally Posted by stuck
Yeah, in practice, that's been exactly what I've been doing, making sure my protein grams are at least 10% of my total calories in kcals.
Yeah, you should be good then. As others have mentioned, a good protein powder will go a long way to hitting those numbers. And "good" carbs are your friend.

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"You should have seen the breathtaking shortcuts I took during algebra 2"

THats fine, but mixing units is just fucking wrong.

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Originally Posted by Jamie J. Skibicki
"You should have seen the breathtaking shortcuts I took during algebra 2"

THats fine, but mixing units is just fucking wrong.
Hahahahahahahahaha.

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What if we just define a variable as "protein gram to total calorie ratio"?

Hey guys, my PGTTCR is 8%, is that any good?

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Originally Posted by Jamie J. Skibicki
"You should have seen the breathtaking shortcuts I took during algebra 2"

THats fine, but mixing units is just fucking wrong.
He's not mixing units, he's creating new ones!

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I like PCR. Protein to calorie ratio. Simpler acronyms have a better chance of catching on.

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Whatever gets this Jaimie fellow to his 1rm of blood volume in his head without it actually exploding. (PG/C?)