Sunday, June 27, 2021

Protein, Your True Best Friend : How much should I eat?

Protein, Your True Best Friend : How much should I eat?
How much should I eat? :

There is much debate over this, as there are many factors affecting the recommendation. How much you eat overall, how much you exercise, how much muscle mass you have, and so forth, it all affects the recommendation.

U.S recommended daily protein is 0,8 grams of protein for each kilogram of body weight. That means that if you are a female weighing 60kg, your recommended minimum is 48 grams per day. If you are a male weighing 80kg, your recommended minimum is 64. The math is pretty straightforward, you simply multiply your body weight in kilograms by 0,8.

It is, however, important to note that the recommendation above is for keeping the body functioning at its default functioning - that is, basic functions like breathing, thinking, pumping blood - and does not include exercise, an active job, playing football with your kids in the park, or going for a walk. For this, you need to add further protein to your intake.

When it comes to people who work out, such as sports and weightlifting, it is recommended that you have a daily intake of at least 1.5 grams per kilogram of body weight, and sometimes as high as 2.0 grams (such as for weightlifting or rigorous exercise).
The proposed maximum limits end up at just over 2 grams per kilogram of body weight, so do not exceed 2 grams/kg of body weight, just to be safe.

👉 What is a protein?
👉 How much should I eat?
👉 What happens if I don't get enough protein?
👉 What happens if I over-consume protein?
👉 What is a high-protein diet?
👉 What foods are rich in protein?
👉 Do I need supplements?
👉 What kind of protein should I choose?

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