How much protein do you need?

How much protein do you need?

This is a very common question and one that can be very confusing. So let’s break It down as simply as possible!! 

According to latest scientific data, anywhere between .82-1.04g per pound of LEAN body mass is acceptable for maintaining lean body mass. But who actually has time to math that!

Typically males will need more protein than females, typically. A typical male, if in a fat loss phase will want to go between 1-1.2g per pound of lean body weight. Where as a female will want to go .8-1g per pound of lean body weight. 

A good round number to shoot for would be 1g per pound of body weight, regardless of male or female. 


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