I just started supplementing protein this week, just a scoop of Optimum Nutrition’s gold standard whey. I’m trying to hit my 2g/kg body weight as I’m over 40 and lift weights once a week on top of 10hrs on the bike.
I usually supplement a couple hours before dinner to allow for maximal protein uptake. But I’ve noticed that I’m urinating much more frequently at night since starting the supplement routine.
I’ve read other posts saying that this is because my body can’t process the amount of protein I’ve ingested so I’m just peeing it out. I didn’t see any sources but I’m wondering if that’s a true statement.
Either way I’d rather not wake up 4-5 times a night to pee so I’m probably going to cut out the protein supplement. This means I’ll be 1.5 as opposed to 2 g/kg protein-body weight ratio which I’ll live with.