How Much Protein Should I Take?

How Much Protein Should I Take?
How Much Protein Should I Take?

It is the general belief that a person should eat one gram of protein per pound of body weight.  This generalization works well for the average individual.  However for those that train to stay fit and their muscle mass is greater than the average person, the intake of protein should be two to three times that of an average individual.

Eggs are s great source of Protein

So if an average individual eats 1 gram of protein for total body mass, then those that train on a steady basis, to maintain their muscle mass, they should eat 2-3 grams of protein per lean body mass.  This also stands true for those that are dieting to avoid losing their muscle while depriving their body of certain nutrients to lose weight.

For those people that are obese, they should concentrate on building muscle through reasonable workouts while losing unwanted fat.  However replacing junk food with protein will result in weight loss.

Chicken is also a good source of Protein

Besides taking in protein through foods, there’s also a variety of powdered proteins on the market to complement the eating of protein foods. 

The danger with eating powdered protein is that people like to mix it with too much fruit or juices to make a smoothie, or protein drink.  A half a cup of fruits and water should be enough to satisfy the taste buds and provide the needed protein.

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