I posted this in food/nutrition, but no one responded. Sorry if it’s off topic, but figured someone here might know too.
Looking for insight as I have read dozens of articles online and the information is either inconclusive, conflicting, or astronomically high.
Here’s a bit about me
I had a dexa scan a couple days ago and my lean body mass is 127 pounds (120 muscle, 7 bone)
I want a bf% of 25-30 so ideally my goal weight would be 160-169 if I can retain my lean body mass.
Now I know I should be strength training to help maintain, but I cannot at this time because I just had laparoscopic surgery 3 weeks ago so I have some time before my incisions heal. However, I just started walking at a steep incline on the treadmill for about an hour a day because I know that engages muscles a little. I cannot do the stair climber as it skyrockets my heart rate near the max.
I know losing at a slower rate will help maintain LBM too, so I may up my calories.
Just looking for any information on how much protein I should aim for. I’ve been doing 115-125 per day.