Eating more protein can seem like a hurdle if you’re not used to eating the recommended amount that supports strength training and optimal fat loss. The recommended intake for the maximum amount of muscle and least amount of body fat is around 1 gram per pound of body weight.
So, if you weigh 150 pounds, that equates to 150 grams of protein.
The RDA (recommended dietary allowance) of protein is currently set at .8 grams per kilogram of body weight. To put that in imperial numbers, that’s about .36 grams of protein per pound.
So, if you weigh 150 pounds, that’s a recommended intake of about 54 grams of protein per day. [Read more…]