28 Feb '17, 12pm

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But figuring out how much protein you need is only part of the challenge. You also need to consider when you consume it , because recent research has suggested that most of us can make use of about only 20 to 25 grams of protein at once. Eat much more than that at one sitting, and you’ll simply burn it for energy, since your body can’t save it for later. That’s a problem, because the typical North American dietary pattern, according to one estimate I’ve seen, is to get suboptimally small doses of 10 to 15 grams at breakfast and lunch, followed by a monster dose of 65 grams at dinner. It would be better, researchers believe, to get four or five moderate doses in that 20- to 25-gram sweet spot, spaced throughout the day (i.e., including snacks or even, as I’ve suggested before , a before-bed dose). Of course, athletes tend to be more conscientious about their diet than the a...

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