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1 GRAM OF PROTEIN PER LB OF BODY WEIGHT: MY THOUGHTS.

31 Mar

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1 GRAM OF PROTEIN PER LB OF BODY WEIGHT: MY THOUGHTS.

      Here’s something interesting: using various calculators to assess my needed protein intake daily, regardless whether for fat loss or mass gains- the amount was over 200 grams per day!

So let’s start with some basics:

Age: 37

Sex: Male

Height: 6 ft even weight: 268 lbs

Activity level: very active with moderate exercise and active job. This basically means that I’m on my feet all day at my job putting out fires and rarely sitting. I’m also in the gym 4 days a week, and lifting as heavy as I can.

The results were pretty similar from site to site and study to study: I need 261 grams of protein for fat loss versus 283 grams of protein for mass gaining.  That 22 gram difference isn’t massive. In fact I was expecting a 40…

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