Are you confused by how much protein you should be eating everyday?

Let me help you better understand this to help promote your goals.

Protein is a key macronutrient that is needed to promote the building & maintaining of healthy muscle & supports many other body processes that keep us healthy.

Note that the RDA suggests eating 0.36 grams/pound of body weight.

So for a 160 lb man that would be….160 lbs * 0.36 = 57.6 grams a day.

This tends to run on the low side as it’s based on an historical data & does not take into account a persons amount of exercise, state of health or goals to gain muscle, lose weight or lose fat.

Meaning the more active you are, the more protein you’ll need.

In doing this, please follow these guidelines:

If you’re of healthy weight & active & wish to keep your weight, aim for 0.64–0.91 g/lb

If you’re of healthy weight & active & wish to build muscle or lose fat, aim for 0.73–1.10 g/lb

If you’re sedentary, aim for 0.54–0.82 g/lb

If you’re overweight, aim for 0.54–0.68 g/lb

Remember to always look for high quality sources of protein that will provide you with the best overall nutrition such as:

*Grass fed/grass finished beef
*Organic poultry
*Pasture raised eggs
*Wild caught seafood
*Organic nuts & seeds
*Dairy from A2 protein sources

Also, its best to try & divide your targets up equally during the day so not to overburden your digestive system.

As these are suggested ranges, please listen to your body & make changes +/- based upon how you respond.

To learn more about how to work with me as your men’s functional nutrition coach to help guide you on your journey to wellness, please go to https://rerootnutritioncoach.com/services & schedule your free 30-minute discovery call with me.

To your health!
Joseph

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