How much Protein should i be eating?

One of the most effective ways of losing weight is on a high protein diet, but how much should you be eating?

Most case studies on this subject online say on average between 0.8-1.5g per pound of bodyweight but from my experience it completely depends on your goal whether you’re dieting, maintaining or bulking.

If you’re dieting and you want to maintain as much muscle mass as possible id recommend on having your protein intake higher between 1-1.2 g per pound of bodyweight.

Example;

Say i weigh 180 pounds and i’m dieting so i choose i want to have an intake of 1 g of protein per pound of bodyweight, which will keep me fuller and assist holding onto as much muscle and strength as i can.

so to sum this up:

1g of Protein X 180 lbs Body Weight = 180g of Protein

Therefore for me to diet and keep hold of as much muscle as possible i need to be eating roughly 180g of protein a day because i’m on a caloric deficit, if my goals were to maintain weight of bulk i wouldn’t need as much protein as my body wouldn’t be losing fat and muscle from a calorie restriction.

What are good sources of Protein?

Eggs/Milk/Cheese

Turkey/Chicken/Pork (lean Cuts)/Beef (lean Cuts)/Cod/Tuna

Lentils/Beans/Nuts/

Protein Supplements – Whey Protein/Diet Whey/Protein Bars Note: I only recommend Protein supplements if you cannot get enough Protein through your diet alone, these are not a meal replacement and should only be used as a Supplement to assist your diet!                

Trackback from your site.

Leave a comment