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Ben Bikman 2of2: Prioritize protein–a forum talk at BYU, Part 2 of 2

A re-release: Dr Bikman gives suggested prioritization of macronutrients in our diet to avoid modern chronic diseases and to maintain muscle mass while losing body fat.

Dr Bikman is talking about the daily minimum grams of protein for an average adult. In the “Animal-based protein” playlist, two videos add important details: Dr Donald Layman (5:15 length) suggests: for adults: 1.2 – 1.6g per kg ideal body weight; for endurance athletes: 1.6g; and for strength athletes: 1.6 – 2.2g. And, Dr Jose Antonio (4:29 length) suggests for serious athletes: 2.2g per kg ideal body weight. These are MINIMUMS suggested by these two leading doctors in the area of protein for athletes. Both emphasize that it is essentially impossible to over eat protein and there are no none health issues by eating a lot. And finally, Dr Gabrielle Lyon, in several of her videos in the same playlist, she adds the detail that for older people or those who are overweight, the minimum should be 50g bolus protein at least twice a day in order to get the leucine (2.6g) required for muscle mass maintenance. She also emphasizes the need for animal-based protein, not plant protein—as Dr Bikman also suggests.
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