CONFUSED NEWBIE!!! I'm getting so many different answers. As far as I know.. I'm 20 years old female, weighing 165, height 5'6"-7" and my ideal weight is 130 pounds. I'm trying to do HIGH fat, MOD protein, LOW carb. I was told to eat 1 gram of protein per IDEAL weight. So, I should be eating 130 grams of protein?
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on June 07, 2012
at 07:28 PM
Your body is pretty good at dealing with both extremes (too much and too little) of protein. So it's not something to worry about too much. If you're trying to pack on the muscle, you'll want to have much more so that you have building blocks for new muscle, but otherwise your body will recycle old protein. I generally follow the 1g/lb of body weight, but only roughly and it works well for me. The 1g/lb of ideal body weight is also good, and it's not that much different in your case. The difference between having 130g and 165g of protein a day isn't worth worrying about. I think the general reason these rules are made is that if you eat a significant hunk of protein and fill the rest in with fat then you'll be satisfied and weight will drop without losing lean body mass. I'd say you'll want to make sure you're getting somewhere in the 100-200g of protein a day, but don't stress on getting more accurate than that. Fill up the rest of your diet with fat and have minimal carbs and you should drop weight pretty quickly. (If you start any high-intensity exercise, you'll need to increase the carbs, but you don't mention if that's in your plan or not).
John Welbourne is all about tons of protein.
Nora Gegaudous is all about less protein.
I think they're both right.
on July 23, 2012
at 11:38 AM
Addititionally there is yet another formula, that takes into account the persons weight. You simply divide your bodyweight (measured in lbs) by 2 and then take 10 away from that number. You can claim that this particular formula is more effective, yet it doesn???t consider the life style. Physically dynamic individuals need far more proteins, such as, bodybuilders. How much protein do you need every day? The reason being muscle tissues have a tendency to are damaged when you do exercises. Proteins are after that required to fix the muscular tissues.
The exercising has a vital part in the quantity of proteins we require a day. Generally, the quantity can vary from 0.4 to 1.8 gr for every kilo of the body weight. Therefore, if an individual weights 100 kgs the needs for proteins are going to be from 40 to 180 gr determined by the diet and lifestyle. You may imagine, 40 gr meant for less active style, and 180 g for individuals that are quite physically active. Each of the quantities between the above numbers are usually for those who are in the typical life style. Consequently it would be the best to keep the figures anywhere between 50 up to 80 g of proteins each and every day. Then again, it won???t be negative to have a shorter discussion with your personal doctor.
on June 08, 2012
at 01:58 AM
Yes, assuming you are including HIIT exercise
on June 07, 2012
at 08:09 PM
The daily need for protein ranges from .5 to 1.0 grams/pound of lean body mass depending on activity level (sedentary to very active). Athletes in training might need 1.5 g/lb/day.
At your ideal weight, assuming 20% bodyfat, you're looking at an upper limit of ~100 grams/day.
on June 07, 2012
at 07:39 PM
Why not shoot for a range and try to fall in somewhere between 0.6 to 1.2 grams of protein per lb of ideal body weight, track how you feel and respond to different levels. I'm not sure what your goals are but see how various levels within that range help or hinder progress towards your goals. There is no magic number for everybody, you'll just have to experiment and see how you feel/respond.