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Nutrition's My Life Podcast

Oct 13, 2023

When trying to lose weight, building muscle mass, or generally trying to be healthier... all you hear is PROTEIN PROTEIN PROTEIN. 

Butttttt How much protein should we be eating each day?


If you talk to a personal trainer or an avid gym goer, you might think 1g/pound of body weight. Well the recommended daily allowance or RDA for most adults is 0.8g/kg of body weight.  To get your weight into kilograms/kg you need to divide weight in pounds by 2.2. This could look like a 180lb individual divided by 2.2 = ~82kg. 

This could be either 180g of protein to try to eat (wowzas) OR aim for at least 65g protein (phew that's easier). 


Now, do I frequently recommend 1g/kg of body weight!? YESSS!!! So in that example I just gave, that's 82g protein a day! Still a lot easier to achieve than 180g protein a day. 

PLUS veggies, whole graine, legumes/beans, nuts/seeds also contain protein. So ADD to your meal :) 

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