All About Protein
Protein…We all know protein is necessary for building muscle and for overall health. Today we are going back to the basics (and a bit further) to share with you how much protein you need and why it is essential for every individual.
How many grams of protein do you need per day?
The DRI (Dietary Reference Intake) is 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight, or 0.36 grams per pound. For active individuals, it is widely accepted that you should consume 1 gram of protein for every pound of body weight.
How much protein do you need to lose weight?
Increase your protein intake to increase fat loss and preserve your lean mass. One example of a higher-protein diet for weight loss is 1.4 to 1.5 grams per kilogram of body weight, which is close to twice the RDA stated above.
How much protein should you eat to build muscle mass?
Higher levels of protein intake, usually in the range of 1.2 – 1.5 grams per pound of body weight is commonly recommended when “cutting” to lose fat.
What are high protein foods for weight loss?<
Choose protein sources that are nutrient-rich and lower in saturated fat and calories, such as:
Nuts and seeds.
There you have it Durham gym enthusiasts!