How much protein should you eat per day?
What's The Deal With Protein
Protein is an important nutrient that many of us don’t truly get enough of. If you exercise on a consistent basis it’s even more important to ensure you’re consuming enough of this powerful macronutrient. There are vastly different opinions on how much protein people actually need. Many nutrition organizations recommend a fairly modest protein intake. The overall consensus on the daily recommended intake is 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight, or 0.36 grams per pound.
56 grams per day for the average sedentary man.
46 grams per day for the average sedentary woman.
This low amount is enough to eliminate downright deficiency, sure, but it does nothing for you if you have any interest in improving your body composition, gaining lean mass, and maintaining muscle.
The right amount of protein for any one individual really depends on many factors, including their activity level, age, muscle mass, physique goals and current state of health. Here’s what we think.
Protein Is Good
Protein has received a negative wrap for having health concerns when consumed in excess. Protein does not have any negative effects on kidney function in healthy people and studies show that it leads to improved bone health. Take this with a grain of salt… If you’re eating like a carnivore and over consuming protein on a consistent basis then yes it may lead to issues.
We recommend around .7 grams per pound of goal bodyweight for any of our clientele who are training with us on a consistent basis. This will aid in improving your general metabolism, allow you to build lean muscle, and keep you a bit more full allowing you to avoid snacking on more highly calorically dense foods.
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