How to Calculate How Much Protein to Consume

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Step 1

Protein is very important to to advanced and serious athletes or weight lifters. I would recommend you to first consult a doctor before you consider supplementing it into your diet. This is just for safety reasons.

Step 2

To keep it basic muscles are made of protein and other fibers. When you workout your muscles are broken down and then rebuilt stronger. When you supplement protein, the process in which your muscles rebuild is much faster and efficient.

Step 3

The usual rule of thumb when supplementing protein in your diet is to consume roughly 1 gram of protein per pound of bodyweight. So, if a man weighed 150lbs, he would want to consume almost 150 grams of protein throughout the day. From experience, I think that 1 gram of protein per pound of bodyweight should be a bare minimum for serious training sessions.

Step 4

A more efficient amount of protein per pound of body weight ratio would be 1.5 grams per pound of body weight. So, in this example a man that weighs 150lbs would want to consume 225 grams of protein within a given day. I feel that consuming this ratio is much more beneficial. To calculate how many grams of protein you should be taking in daily simply multiply your bodyweight by 1.5. This will give you your daily recommended protein consumption.

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The calculations are very easy to do once your have tried it once or twice. I advice you to never consume more than 1.5 grams per pound of body weight. There are a lot of scientific studies that I have read that say it may be unsafe and be wasted through the digestion process.

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When did you first do this & how did you get started?

Once I really started working out is when I started to supplement protein into my diet. I started around 11th grade in high school.

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