Ask any athlete , or fitness junkie and hell tell you the most important thing is protein. But is consuming massive amounts of protein the answer to all your fitness dilemmas? The short answer is yes. But how much do we really need and how much is just wasteful. If you’ve read my previous article Cut Or Bulk ? then you should already know how much of a surplus or deficit you should be in to reach your goal. But how much of this should be protein and how much should be carbs and fats,
Well there studies that say you you should be getting 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight, or 0.36 grams per pound. But then you also have meat heads like myself telling you to consume 1.0- 1.5 grams of protein or more per pound of body weight. Again Im like broken record it all depends on you you have to play with your body to find the sweet spot. My recommendation start around 1.0 of protein per pound of body weight.
Ex. 180 lb athlete needs about 180 grams of protein to find out how many calories your consuming from protein you take bodyweight x 4 = calories (180 x 4= 720).
Thats 720 calories from protein subtract that from your daily calorie intake and the remaining leaves you with your daily calories from carbs and fats. You can find out how to calculate your daily calorie needs on my recent article Cut Or Bulk ?