What is does your protein intake look like? Has high (1.5-2g/lb bodyweight or more) protein intake affected your training and/or fat loss?
I thought of this question after reading "The Myth of 1g/lb: Optimal Protein Intake for Bodybuilders", and thinking for a long time that I needed less that 1g of protein per day. I also tended to ignore all the talk on protein requirements since I'm a strength athlete, and all that advice was for normal people, not me. I guess I was wrong?
I'm training for strongman right now, and eating roughly 180-200g protein per day, and I weigh 220lbs, on a 5'11" frame. I'm not lean, so probably 30-40lbs of that mass is fat. Previously I was eating 300-350g protein, and noticing that my lifts really weren't going anywhere, and that I wasn't losing any fat either. I was rather puzzled. I guess I had part of the powerlifting mentality that you can train hard, and just eat a ton of protein to recover faster. That was winter of 2010-11 to the summer of 2011. Since I've changed to eating less protein, I've noticed that my lifts are starting to go up, my muscles are looking better, which makes me think that I'm leaning out a bit. I should also mention that in the winter of 2010-11, I was keto, but in the summer of 2011 I was eating more carbs. Fall 2011 I was in keto, dropped my protein down to 180g or less a day, while having high fats, and still noticed some fat loss, although I wasn't training.
Kind of along those lines, the lower protein intake is cheaper, which is nice. But I'm finding it actually kind of hard not to eat 250g+ or protein a day.