How much protein should I consume?Updated 9 months ago
There are quite a few factors that may influence optimal protein intakes, such as activity levels, body composition, caloric intake, and macronutrient composition.
Generally speaking, we recommend shooting for roughly 0.75 – 1.0 grams of protein per pound (g/lb/day) of bodyweight per day. For example, a 150-pound individual, whose goal is to be healthy and active, lose a bit of fat, and add some muscle, should consume between 112.5 – 150 grams of high-quality protein per day.
If you have more than 20 pounds to lose, you can base your protein intake on your target weight. For example, if you’re 200 pounds and are looking to lose 30 pounds (target weight = 170), then 127.5 – 170g of protein per day may be a good starting point.
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