Originally Posted by Gant Grimes
At my activity level, I can't maintain muscle mass on less than 0.7-0.8/g per lb. I can't grow on anything less than 1.0/g per lb. I wish it were otherwise, but I don't seem to have much in common with the subjects in these selected studies.
A negative energy balance will result in a negative nitrogen balance regardless of how much protein you're eating so if you're having a hard time maintaining or increasing your lean body mass you probably just aren't eating enough.