Protein intake is a confusing subject because so many sources recommend different amounts of protein.
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.Click Here for my article on getting Super-Lean by Eating a High Carb Diet (Opposite of Keto).
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.
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:
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.
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