How Much Protein Do You Need Per Day?

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Protein intake is a confusing subject because so many sources recommend different amounts of protein.

How Much Protein Do You Need Per Day

I used to be someone who thought the more protein I ate the better, but have changed my mind quite a bit on the subject.

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I don’t think there is a benefit to mega-dosing protein.

Here’s a video breaking down how much protein per day to eat based on 3 different goals.

Here’s a quick summary:

  • For general health eat 50% of your weight in grams of protein per day (a 160-pound person would want 80 grams).
  • For burning fat eat 75% of your weight in grams of protein per day (a 160-pound person would want 100-120 grams).
  • For building muscle eat 100% of your body weight in grams of protein per day (a 160-pound person would want 160 grams).

I think these are decent guidelines.

But…

NEW research actually shows that consuming low’ish amounts of protein has strong anti-aging benefits.

I recently wrote a blog post about this research:

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Benefits of Eating “Just Enough” Protein Per Day

Lowering your protein intake is also ideal if you want to blast through a fat loss sticking point.

I discuss in more detail in this blog post.

I used to be someone who thought the more protein I ate the better, but have changed my mind quite a bit on the subject.

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-Rusty Moore

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