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Old 12-18-2017, 05:01   #1
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i googled to see how much protein i need
and it turns out to be 100 grams
do i really need all that?
it just seems like alot
i follow a low carb diet and wanted to increase
my fat and lower my protein so i began by
finding out how much protein i only need
and if 100 grams is right what does
100 grams look like in terms of amounts
of different foods

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100 grams protein doesn't seem too high, but there's probably some wiggle room with the calculation. (My calculated minimum is 60g and I'm not a large person)

It would be good to look up protein sources to see how many grams per serving they contain. In a book I have, serving size for meats is usually 3 oz., which is around 22-24 grams. 3oz. of meat is not a very large portion. Most restaurants serve steaks that are at least 6 oz. So right there it'd be about half your daily total.

Added: I looked up McDonald's quarter pounder - it shows 24g protein. (with cheese 29g)

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What method did you use to calculate protein requirement? Most calculators ask for age, gender, weight, and height. For weight you really need to use your lean body mass, but that number is not easy to obtain. A calculator that figures most of that out for you is Sweet Geek's protein calculator. You can read about it there and then click on one of the three "protein calculator" links to go to the calculator. Enter your weight, click "I don't Know" next to Body Fat%, select "Estimate Using My BMI", fill out the info, then click Calculate. It will tell you a range for your protein requirements. The lower end of the range is for a very low activity level and the high end is for a very rigorous activity level. You determine where in that range you need to be based on your activity level.

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What method did you use to calculate protein requirement? Most calculators ask for age, gender, weight, and height. For weight you really need to use your lean body mass, but that number is not easy to obtain. A calculator that figures most of that out for you is Sweet Geek's protein calculator. You can read about it there and then click on one of the three "protein calculator" links to go to the calculator. Enter your weight, click "I don't Know" next to Body Fat%, select "Estimate Using My BMI", fill out the info, then click Calculate. It will tell you a range for your protein requirements. The lower end of the range is for a very low activity level and the high end is for a very rigorous activity level. You determine where in that range you need to be based on your activity level.
i found that most places i visited said x .36 based on
just weight
i will try the link you sent

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i found that most places i visited said x .36 based on
just weight
i will try the link you sent
ok so it suggests 54-90
so being sedentary probably
i need the 54

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