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CGT 05-19-2010 02:13 PM

Protein Grams
I have a question regarding grams. How many protein grams are required on the medi weight loss diet?

cherliquidair 05-19-2010 06:06 PM

It depends on your weight. I started @ 650, but now I am @ 550. Next week I will be at 500 which seems to be the standard.

Ortal 05-20-2010 05:14 AM

Thats 500 calories from protein-type foods not 500 GRAMS of protein, at least Im 95% sure. I wasnt given a number to shoot for, just the calories of protein-foods to eat (which for me is around 6-700 a week).

doitRight 06-19-2010 08:15 PM

I have this same question, and I searched some bodybuilding sites. I think that for my 800 calories per day, means I will get way more protein than my mom who has only been told to have 500. My muscle mass is more than hers.
I have been wondering...since I am counting calories and carbs, I would like to know about the protein also.
Anybody know the guidelines?

lins 06-20-2010 04:16 PM

I was never told how many grams of protein just too eat 500 calories of lean protein foods.

NOT2fat4fun 06-21-2010 01:03 PM

Protein and carbs both have 4 calories per gram - fat has 9 calories per gram.
If you were going to approximate (not everything is pure protein that we are eating) you would go for 125 grams of protein - (125 x 4 = 500)

Ortal 06-24-2010 07:41 AM

Thank you Macauley, thats really helpful. I just upgraded to livestrong gold and you can customize your nutrient goals there.

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