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Here’s a question we get a lot: How much protein should I eat?
And the answer is: It depends. Helpful, right?
But in all seriousness, the amount of protein you should be eating depends on a couple of factors including how much muscle mass you currently have, if you are trying to build more muscle and your age. If you are active (which you likely are since you are reading this blog), and looking to keep your body functioning well, you need to support the muscle you currently have and should aim for at least .8g of protein/ pound. So if you weight 100 pounds, your daily protein intake should be about 80g. If you are looking to build more strength or are over 40, it’s important to eat more protein, 1g-1.2g/ pound.
Protein does more than just build muscle, it also help maintain healthy bones, skin, and your immune system so make sure you are giving your body plenty to work with. It’s also important to remember that your body doesn’t store protein in reserve like it does with carbohydrates (glycogen) or fat, so consuming more than about 30g in one sitting is likely going to go to waste.
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