”˜How Much Protein’ by Brad Pilon Book Review. Category: Nutrition. One of the questions I get asked regularly is which books I recommend. I usually answer. Dec 2, by Brad Pilon and in this book he shows scientific evidence that your average person only needs up to grams of protein in order to build a. Edited to add: the reason I posted this in this group section was because of the author Brad Pilon. I have made an assumption that people trust.
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I’m not saying this to throw mud at the supplement industry. I’m revealing this information to protect you from becoming obsessive compulsive about Protein in the hopes that it will build you more muscle.
Here’s some proof of just how obsessed we’ve become with protein. I recently decided to browse around a popular forum and type in the word “protein” to see just how many people were talking about protein powders. And I found one post in particular which literally dropped my jaw. Turns out, someone started a thread asking the other members what they thought was the “best” protein powder.
And as of early May – there were 6, posts in that 1 thread alone! It also hadpage views, which shows just how big of a topic protein really is in the bodybuilding world. Type “protein powder” into Google and you get , hits. Have you ever gone out to eat and tried to base your order on whether or not it had enough protein? Ever wake up and immediately eat breakfast to make sure you introduced protein back into your body after the long night of sleep?
Ever spend extra money at the store because you wanted to make sure you had protein with each meal? Do you spend hours of your life each week cooking food and putting it in plastic containers, carrying it around with you so you could make sure you have protein every 3 hours?
If you said yes to ANY of those Brad Pilon – Former supplement developer and research scientist To: People who want to know exactly how much protein the really need to build muscle. Hi, my name is Brad Pilon. I’ve spent the greater part of a decade working in the supplement industry. As the research and development manager of a supplement company, I’ve formulated dozens of different supplements for muscle building.
Many of the projects I took part in were formulating protein powders and other protein foods and supplements and selling them to people just like you. If there was ever a person absolutely convinced that protein was the “key” to building muscle – it was me. I was the person spending hundreds of dollars on protein foods and supplements each month, buying extra meat at the grocery store, eating “slow-release” protein at night before bed, and worrying myself sick if I didn’t get my “protein-fix” every 3 hours.
I can still remember the time I first realized that protein may not be the iron-clad muscle builder it was made out to be. It was during a very exclusive dinner in Glasgow Scotland.
I’d just put the finishing touches polon a new research contract examining the muscle-building and ergogenic performance enhancing effects of a new hod. During the closing comments of the dinner, protein came up. I had made a suggestion that adding protein to the new formula would increase the muscle building effects which in turn would make it an easier sell. The lead scientist looked at me and said in a sarcastic manner: As soon as I heard this I realized they understood and knew something about protein and muscle building that I didn’t.
I realized I was missing some vital information about the connection between protein and building muscle. Simply put – if pi,on scientist needed to caudle my feelings of belief about consuming protein then they also recognized that I simply had not done enough research to bring a sound scientific argument to this dinner table.
Simply put, they were just entertaining me. Obviously I was confused and a little embarrassed. Everything I’d ever heard from fitness experts said protein was the key to building muscle, yet my fellow research scientists who’ve spent their entire life studying the scientifically proven effects protejn protein were suggesting that protein wasn’t all it was hyped up to be. I’ll admit – I prtein wanted to prove my colleagues wrong. I wanted to prove to them that protein WAS the key to building muscle.
Yet I was discovering that it simply wasn’t. Eventually the rational side of my brain won so I dedicated virtually every waking hour to figuring out what my colleagues were talking about at that dinner table mostly because I didn’t want to embarrass myself in front of them again.
Everything the muscle building magazines said, everything I’d read in online forums, everything they teach personal trainers and nutritionists, everything the supplement companies were saying The protein industry has forced us to believe that huge amounts of protein are absolutely necessary to building more muscle.
But as you’ll find out, that’s not bradd case. I’m not saying protein doesn’t build muscle because it proteln.
Just read “How Much Protein?” by Brad Pilon – Forums
However their are a lot of “caveats” that come along with it. And once you discover these tidbits of information, you’re going to love the freedom of not worrying about protein all day long. I know this is hard to believe, but compared to the “root of all these problems” the big food industry – these protein supplements are practically angels.
You see, it’s not their fault. They are legitimately trying to make a living off the food-industries’ million dollar table scraps. It’s the food industry that has the powerful lobby groups protecting and pushing protein – It’s like protein has it’s own billion dollar PR agency!
Certain people in the food industry will spare no expenses making sure you believe two things – Protein is good for you, and you need more protein. So while every nutrition-guru likes to point their finger at portein evil supplement industry – I’m here to tell you the lrotein truth. The protein powder industry is no worse than the beef, egg or dairy industries!
Trust me, if there’s anybody who didn’t want to believe the things I’m about to say – it’s me. I’ve been an athlete and bodybuilder nearly all my life, and it’s easy to think that by simply eating more protein – I’ll get bigger. But unfortunately that’s not true, and you deserve to know the truth. Profein here’s the absolutely astonishing part – the truth isn’t some super prltein document. Protejn is it stolen corporate documents or insider information.
Unfortunately, you’ve most likely never heard any of it before, because most people who write about protein have some sort of financial benefit involved. From kickbacks, and royalties to being outright shareholders in supplement companies, most people we I’m including myself have turned to for advice have serious financial reasons to bend the truth a little. However since I’m a mch myself, I realize you’re skeptical.
That’s why I’m going to let you A mind-blowing nitrogen balance proteib that baffled even the researchers executing the study! If so, you’re doing it completely wrong! Find out on page 26! Why staying consistent with one aspect of your diet will help you utilize all the protein you need without worrying about how much you’re getting each day! I’ll tell you why this is most likely happening on page 26 Eating 10x more protein doesn’t equate into 10x more muscle How you can actually burn LESS fat and carbohydrates by increasing your daily protein I PROVE this fact with scientific research on page 29 How to prove whether or not eating extra protein helps build more muscle by doing a “dose response” page Find out on page 31 Find out what your stinky COLON has to do with protein levels in your body on page 31 – this will blow your mind!
Why anybody who thinks you need hundreds of grams of protein per day DON’T know a single thing about protien the body works. The similarities of protein and How to gain 4. I’ll show you how they can easily gain JUST as much muscle as people eating meat everday on page 51! One of the most well-known supplement companies in the world funded this study – which PROVES they’re lying to you proyein their advertising! How to gain LEAN body mass e. A shocking conclusion to the meal timing debate.
Does it matter when or how often you eat? Find out on page 62! Will you lose muscle mass on just 1 meal per day? Page 63 reveals the details on this highly debated topic! What’s the most important thing your body needs after your workout? Why most research studies trying to prove that protein synthesis is an indicator of mch growth are a load of bull as an ex-researcher I know exactly what they do and explain the process in-depth on pages Is protein synthesis REALLY ptotein marker of muscle growth, or brwd clever sound byte for supplement companies to make it sound like their supplement will get you jacked?
The actual reason it’s literally impossible for protein synthesis to be a marker of muscle growth page 79 A mind-blowing nitrogen bra that baffled even the researchers executing the study! Does your protein powder claim that it builds muscle?
Why figuring out your protein needs based on daily calories OR percentage of your bodyweight is a waste of time – and what you need to do instead page 96 The TRUTH about how much protein your body can actually absorb page hint – the true answer to this question is NOT what you’ve been hearing all your life!
Do “incomplete proteins” still count toward your daily protein needs? Find out on pages The truth about glutamine and whether or not it really is “conditionally essential” like most supplement companies say it is The myth about fast and slow-acting proteins.
How Much Protein Should You Eat Per Day?
Does it matter whether you take whey or casein protein? Page reveals the truth. Over research studies to prove what I’m saying is actually true! Find out on page They’ve made you obsessed with protein for 1 simple reason – so you continue buying their protein foods and supplements.
They’ve done such a good job at mesmerizing people into thinking they need Ultra-Mega huge amounts of protein that the majority of bodybuilders will do nearly anything to defend their beliefs.
They’ll refuse to accept the truth, even when the facts are put right under their noses! So if you’re that kind of person you probably won’t believe a word I’m saying.
And if so, you might as well go tell your forum buddies that I don’t know what I’m talking about and keep wasting your money and time on extra protein that’s doing nothing for you.
But if you’re the kind of person open to the fact that maybe, just maybe, the people selling you over-priced protein foods and supplements are telling you exaggerated lies to keep you buying pun intended Because after reading “How Much Protein” you’ll be able to That you NEED protein after your workout.
It seems to take over your life. But do you have it? If you do any of these thingsyou’re suffering from protein guilt just like I was.