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Old 01-29-2013, 01:52 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by Michael J View Post
At any rate, here's what I recall from Phinney: set your protein based on your lean body mass. In Phinney and Volek's, "The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living", the author's suggest that current guidelines for protein intake are .8g/day per kilogram of lean body mass, minimum (but this can vary based on your level of activity, pregnancy, if you are still growing, etc....). That's the amount of protein you should consume to preserve muscle mass.
This is actually from the Performance book isn't it?

In the Living book the formula for calculating protein is 1.5-2.0 per kg reference weight. (ideal_weight/2.2)*1.5 or (ideal_weight/2.2)*2.0

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