Thursday, November 22, 2012

How much Protein

How much protein do I need?

Short answer 1 to 1.25 grams per kilogram of lean body mass. Bit more if you are growing, athlete, or child growing.  Ok, now what?

Recall that BMI = weight in Kg / Height metres squared. So if we plug 18 as your LBM BMI, then 18 times your height squared times one is a first approximation.

Small frame female LBM BMI ~ 16

Large frame female 20. Males are 2 or 3 more, so, males
18, 20, 22 are typical, but some will argue that these are too large. Note that I have used 1 gm/kg. So, if you feel that is not enough, use what you like.

I also note that for me, excess protein drives hunger faster, and makes it difficult to stay on a diet. How about that; the opposite of what is often said in the media, and Dunkin diet. But then that is excess protein, not just a normal protein and nothing else for one day a week.

Day three started of no caffeine. Decaf tea is not so bad, but it would be easy to say that it gives me a headache, but then I know it is really caffeine withdrawal... Damn catholic church, supplying teas and coffee to Europe, and getting the population hooked on the shit. And then lying that it was good for us... more marketing to line their pockets. It is all about the money, power, and politics. They are just a massive meme system anyway.

But then what do I know. Thank you for reading this. Please feel free to post your own thoughts or opinions on this subject or any other.

1 comment :

  1. Ive had success with meat based ketogenic dieting, but found to keep reducing I had to cut the protein and up the low carb veggies and fat. Great post.


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