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Thursday, July 5, 2012

How much protein should I eat??

This a very controversial question and one I see lots of debates about. Many say you should consume 1 gram per pound of body weight while the "standard" recommendation is .8 grams for every kilo or 2.2 lbs of body weight. I personally think that everyone should experiment with this and do what works best for them. There are many sites and apps out there that calculate your calorie needs based on your activity level and break it down by macro nutrients (fats, carbs and protein). Just because the app or site tells you your total macro nutrients should be broken down a certain way, doesn't mean you have to follow it to the T. I do think you need to stick with something for a few weeks to determine if it "works" for you or not, don't just throw the towel in after a week and say, oh that didn't work!! :)

A couple of Apps to try:
My fitness Pal
Calorie & Macronutrient calculator

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