How Much Protein Should You Eat?

Orlando personal trainer Meral Ertunc protein intakeHi everybody, here’s some basic information about how much protein helps shape a workout body? Do you know how much protein that you should take in if you’re trying to lose some body fat and put on some lean muscle?

Note: Before you start any exercise program or begin to change your diet, be sure to go to your doctor and talk about your health challenges. Get your doctor’s OK to start any workout program if you have medical issues, or injuries.

Increase Protein Intake

Today I’m going to talk about how much protein you need to intake if you started a exercise program to lose some body fat put on some lean muscle and just feel healthy and fit.

Each day you should consume one gram of protein per pound of body weight. For example, if you weigh 170 pounds, try to eat 170 grams of protein a day.

It can also be overwhelming for people to take in one gram of protein per pound per body weight: that seems to be a lot for most people.

For a reference tool, a piece of meat that is the size of the palm of your hand has roughly 25 grams of protein.

Ideal Protein Sources

Winter Park Fla Personal trainer chicken protein

Ideal protein sources include beef, chicken, turkey, fish, egg whites, whey protein and soy protein.

The majority of the people that come to me start an exercise program to lose weight will take in anywhere from 50 to 70 grams of protein a day.

The rest of their calories all come from carbohydrates. Most likely this is one of the reasons they are gaining weight.

Start Protein Increase Slowly

I say that if it’s too difficult to take in one gram of protein per your body weight, start slow.

For example, if you weigh 170 pounds try to get in 100 grams of protein a day. You can slowly increase your protein intake each day to get to your goal.

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