The first question you must answer is â€œwhatâ€™s your goalâ€? Another question you may ask yourself, â€œAm I able to break down and absorb protein?â€ These are very important questions you must ask yourself for a true answer on how much protein is enough.
I remember back in the day when reading Muscle Fitness, I believed that trying to consume 1 gram of protein per pound I weighed for muscle gain was the way to go. Ex â€“ 200lb man should consume 200 grams of protein per day.
Then working at 24 Hour Fitness, they suggested anywhere from 1- 1.8 grams of protein per kilogram you weigh, depending on your activity level and goals.
Whoâ€™s right and whoâ€™s wrong? Like I said in my previous statement, itâ€™s not just about how much you consume, but also how much you are able to absorb.
Hereâ€™s a few questions for you.
- Do you ever take anti-acids?
- Have you ever been on anti-biotics?
- What types of proteins are you consuming?
- How many grams are you able to absorb per meal?
- Does your protein come from shakes?
- Do you have the enzymes in your gut to metabolism protein?
These are important factors to consider when not only eating protein, but food in general. True health comes from eating the right foods, having a healthy gut and learning everyday what works for you.
So to answer the question, I really donâ€™t know unless I know more about the individual. It depends on so many factors; genetics, gender, age, activity and stress levels, and for you to be able to answer all those questions above.
The Metabolic Typing diet is a great place to start if you are looking to find the right amount of protein you will need per meal. It will help you decipher all the specifics you will need to know to set your diet on the right track.
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