This appears to go against most other studies and the TR advise about how much protein we really need? Anyone else listened to this at all?
Some snippets from the transcript:
[00:02:01] Jonathan Wolf: Should we all be worrying about getting enough protein?
[00:02:05] Dr. Christopher Gardner: No.
[00:02:06] Jonathan Wolf: Are protein shakes and protein bars healthy for most people?
[00:02:11] Dr. Christopher Gardner: Ah, compared to a tablespoon of sugar. Healthier. But I always say compared to what? Compared to food? No.
Then 09:45 onwards gets really interesting
[00:09:45] Dr. Christopher Gardner: Okay. Uh, you’re gonna just have to stop me all over the place and get me to explain it in English, cuz this will be harder. But, uh, basically, I’m, I’m gonna take one big step back and say if you’ve eaten enough calories for the day, you’ve got enough protein
I have a Stanford football player who was in one of the Rose Bowl games. He was eating 5,000 calories a day, because they work him so hard. He was getting 260 grams of protein every day without trying, he wasn’t having shakes, he was just having food
[00:24:04] Jonathan Wolf: Where is my protein storage?
[00:24:07] Dr. Christopher Gardner: None. Every bit of it at the end of the day has the nitrogen taken off and it gets turned into carbs and fat. You can’t store protein. In your body. So the muscle heads who are having a lot of meat and regular meals and a protein shake and a protein bar are turning all that into carbs and fats at the end of the day.