As always, there is conflicting information/studies that say there is a protein threshold at each given meal before it becomes ineffective verses it doesn’t matter and you can eat a meal of 60g at the end of the day to hit your goal and it still be effective. Which is it?!
Great question and definitely an interesting scenario. When you hear people say, “you can only digest 20-30g of protein per meal,” etc. they’re referencing several findings that show that muscle protein synthesis is typically maximized after ingesting 20-30g of protein with no further benefits from higher amounts of protein. However, muscle protein synthesis is not the only function that ingested protein is used for so that’s a limited view on how much protein you can ingest in one meal. I don’t think there is necessarily a limit to how much protein you can have in one meal, however, I do think it’s important to divide your total daily protein intake into meals spaced about 2-3 hours apart to maintain a positive protein balance throughout the day.