Once upon a time, my girlfriend (and now wife) packed protein bars in her purse when we went out for the day.

They weren’t for her. They were for me.

She did it because she knew that if I didn’t eat protein every few hours, Mr. Hyde would come out.

I wouldn’t just get hungry. I would get angry. Hangry.

It was kind of pathetic, I know, but I thought that if you went for more than a few hours without protein, you’d lose muscle.

And when you think you’re losing muscle, you swear you can feel the your precious biceps disintegrating with every passing minute.

Well, I eventually canceled my magazine subscriptions and wised up.

You don’t have to eat protein every few hours to build muscle, and you could eat nothing for an entire day without losing any muscle to speak of.

That said, what’s optimal for gaining muscle?

Is there a difference between eating two and five servings of protein per day?

And if so, why?

Let’s find out.

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TIME STAMPS

3:58 – What is protein and why is it important?

6:46 – What happens in your body when you eat protein?

9:53 – What is the science behind protein and muscle growth?

13:47 – How important is protein timing?

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