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Old 07-21-2012, 06:57 AM   #1
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How Do You Calculate Protein Needs?

I don't get it. How do you figure it out? How do you know your lean body mass? I used an online calculator, but I'm not sure that's right.
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Old 09-03-2012, 04:15 PM   #2
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How much do you weigh? Calculate the number of calories you need to take in for that number (about 11.5 calories per pound). For me that is 120 x 11.5 = 1380 cal per day to maintain my current weight. Reduce that by 500 calories to lose one pound per week. That gives me a calorie goal of 880 cal per day. Half of that should be protein: 440 calories or 110 g protein per day. 30% should be fat or 264 cal/29 g. 20% should be carb or 176 cal/ 44 g carb. This is based on each gram of protein and carb is 4 cal and each g of fat is 9 cal.
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Old 09-06-2012, 02:26 AM   #3
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Ummm here is an example,if you want to weigh 180 pounds then eat 180 grams of protein(though this would increase if you are exercising).
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Old 09-06-2012, 04:16 AM   #4
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