How Much Protein are you Eating on a Daily Basis?Jun 20, 2022
This is probably going to be a little bit like not something that you would would hear when we talked about metabolism. But for me, I think in general, and this might not be, like, solely specific to metabolism, but is its protein. So I think that protein like to have just overall health and to function, you know, longevity, maintaining muscle mass, like we talked about overall health benefits.
Everybody wants to, you know, look good in a bathing suit, lose body fat, things like that, like I think protein is so underrated, when it comes to so many different aspects of just general health and body composition. And having an optimal metabolism, I think, from both sides of the spectrum, people who are really focused on maybe keto, and then also those who may be our opposite side, I think protein is the common factor that tends to be forgotten about just starting off, in general, typically, I recommend, and this is going to be a little bit higher than most people have probably heard before, but between 0.8 to one gram, or even 1.2 grams per pound of body weight. In protein, if you are someone who has a lot of weight to lose, like if you are overweight or obese, then you know, you can think more so.
Okay, 0.8 to one gram per pound of ideal body weight. And that's probably the most important. And then as you get that rolling, and as you get consistent with that, then you can start to think about okay, how can I optimize my protein feedings throughout the day? So how can I think about how much protein I should be eating in a certain meal, right to increase muscle muscle protein synthesis?
And also like, what are those protein sources to? Because we know that some protein sources are going to be more bioavailable than others, some protein sources are going to have the full spectrum of amino acids that we need, and some aren't. So that's where the quality of the protein is also going to come into play. But in general, I always start you know, with my clients, it's always like alright, let's let's tackle the big thing. First, let's tackle the the daily protein intake, and then we can start to trickle down to Okay, once we have that in place, we've done that for a while, then we can start to optimize different things within the day.
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