What is the Right Amount of Protein?

This week Dr. Dan and I are discussing the topic of protein, and the proper amount to consume based on your own body weight.

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The RDA (Recommended Dietary Allowance) suggests that a healthy adult male should have 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of lean body weight.

While some studies have suggested that for an active adult male 1.2 – 1.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body mass is allowable per day based on activity level, bodybuilders over the years have highly recommended 1 gram of protein per body pound per day.

To use protein efficiently, it’s recommended that the average healthy adult to consume 20-40 grams of protein per meal.

About the Author: Lee Labrada

One of the world’s best-known bodybuilding legends, Lee Labrada holds 22 professional bodybuilding titles, including the IFBB Mr. Universe. Lee is an inductee of the IFBB Pro Bodybuilding Hall of Fame. He has appeared on the covers of more than 100 bodybuilding and fitness magazines and has been featured on CNBC, FOX, NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN and ESPN as a fitness and nutrition expert. Lee is the best-selling author of The Lean Body Promise and co-founder of Lean Body Coaching, a results-driven one-on-one nutritional counseling program. For more information, visit www.leanbodycoaching.com

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