Deb_N's Journal, 10 February 2014

Hey, people. I remember writing somewhere at FS that people should have a MINIMUM of 46g of protein each day. That is what I was recommended, because I am a woman. If you are a man, it is 56g of protein a day. See this page about protein:

Recommended Daily Protein Intake
• The average adult needs 0.8 grams per kilogram (2.2 lbs) of body weight per day.
• Strength training athletes need about 1.4 to 1.8 grams per kilogram (2.2 lbs) of body weight per day
• Endurance athletes need about 1.2 to 1.4 grams per kilogram (2.2 lbs) of body weight per day

Diet Calendar Entry for 10 February 2014:
2148 kcal Activities & Exercise: Walking (slow) - 2/mph - 40 minutes, Resting - 15 hours and 20 minutes, Sleeping - 8 hours. more...

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It depends on your total calories. You should be 20%+ of your calories for protein. I'm usually way short at 14-15%. It's tough to get good protein sources that are low in fat and cholesterol! 
10 Feb 14 by member: waynem37
Thanks for that info i'm always a bit anxious i might be getting too much and damaging something. I nearly always have over 50g! 
11 Feb 14 by member: njashka8
Also you have to consider not all protein is the same. Here is a link: 
11 Feb 14 by member: mardee57
That's very interesting Deb but this is a very controversial subject. Some studies will say less, others will say more. It's really difficult to tell who's telling the truth lol  
11 Feb 14 by member: euheide
If these guys got it right though, I am consuming less than is required. I have been trying to get not less than 100 g a day since I started weight training. Right now, I'm weighing 131 lb (59.2 kg). That's 0.7 g of protein per lb of body weight heheh. But it's difficult to get more with just food. It means a lot of meat or dairy / eggs, etc :) 
11 Feb 14 by member: euheide
By the way, thanks very much for the article! :) 
11 Feb 14 by member: euheide
oops, I'm reading this wrong! I thought those numbers were in lb. Never mind what I said then! lol I'm eating around 1.7 g of protein per kg right now, which appears to be more or less their recommended intake for strength training athletes so, according to their numbers, I can't blame lack of protein if I don't get results :) 
11 Feb 14 by member: euheide
that's what you get when you read things too fast lol 
11 Feb 14 by member: euheide
There is so much contradictory information out there on protein. I have read more studies than not that say too much protein is bad for your kidneys. It is very difficult to get good quality protein without high fat and cholesterol. And many protein powders have so much binders and junk in them that they are counterproductive. I think like anything else fitness & nutrition related, people need to use common sense. :) 
11 Feb 14 by member: waynem37
I agree with Wayne....I am also not an expert on any "body" but mine & at times thats in question,but it can't be a "one size fits all" thing as no "body" is alike.Even if they may *appear* to be :D 
11 Feb 14 by member: myawethinTICself
Thanks, guys! Some more statistics I came across: US recommends 25g fiber daily; Dr. Weil says try to get 40g daily. says keep caffeine below 300 mg daily. Limit sugar to 25% of your daily calories. (Diabetics might restrict more than that.) For those who want to lose weight, limit sodium to 1,500mg a day. 
13 Feb 14 by member: Deb_N
That's interesting Deb! Thanks! :) 
13 Feb 14 by member: euheide


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