So I've been thinking a bit about protein lately. We've pretty much worked out now that eating fat doesn't instantly mean that it goes to your fat stores. It goes through a denature process that is then used as energy by the body (I think... not a scientist). But what about protein. Conventional wisdom is that you need protein to build muscle (1 gram per pound is a ratio I hear a lot), but wouldn't proteins be broken down the same way fat does? I'm thinking of those chunky sheep I have in my top paddock who eat zero grams of protein a day, but they still have a lot of meat on them. In my bro days I used to try and get about 180-200 grams per day, both through supps and eating meat. These days I don't really watch how much I'm taking in. I'll usually have 1-2 meat meals a day, and occasionally have a protein drink as a meal replacement, but I doubt I'm getting anywhere near what I used to take in. The one thing I do watch is how much sugar I eat, and I avoid bread. Thing is, I look better these days than I did when I was younger. I do a lot more compound lifts and HIIT sessions now whereas back then it used to be all about the 12x3 iso movements. So how much do you guys take in? Do you find it helps, or just makes you fart more?