The importance of protein

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cdavis1126
cdavis1126 Posts: 301 Member
I've done much research on the subject of protein and wanted to share with everyone how important it is to get your protein in at every meal. For woman, you should be eating 15 to 30 g of protein and for men, 15 to 40 g of protein. Not only does it fuel your body but it helps keep you full for longer amounts of time. Your body needs this and by making sure you are eating the correct portions at every meal, will help you lose weight!

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  • StarryEyedGirl
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    15 to 30 grams a day or at each meal?
  • rmccully
    rmccully Posts: 319
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    15 to 30 grams a day or at each meal?

    ditto,
  • MacMadame
    MacMadame Posts: 1,893 Member
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    It better be per meal because that is definitely not enough protein per day!
  • Hermit4Hire
    Hermit4Hire Posts: 197
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    I'm a 165 lb male and it's triathlon season and I eat nearly 150 gms per day.
  • vinjama
    vinjama Posts: 52
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    Yes per meal. It's more like 1 gram per lean body mass
    So say a 130 pound woman at 20% body fat would consume 110grams protein divided by say 6 meals a day = 19 grams each meal.

    If you're intensely active, body builder or athlete, the grammage (yes, I just made that word up) goes up 1.2 - 1.5 per lean body mass.
  • cdavis1126
    cdavis1126 Posts: 301 Member
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    Yes, per meal. I just wanted to share because it is so important!!
  • eliblish
    eliblish Posts: 124 Member
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    Interestingly, I found that I get headaches when I don't get enough protein. It is so important especially for building muscle!