Calculate Your Recommended Protein Intake
Recomended Protein Intake Formula:
Body Weight * 1.5 grams of lean protein
Protein is a crucial ingredient in the development of strength and size for bodybuilders and weight lifters alike. Protein is essential for life and critical for building muscle. Protein also provides the building blocks for tissue, hormones, enzymes and accounts for 15% of the body. The building blocks it provides are amino acids and different proteins provide different amino acids and ratios of amino acids.
The amount of protein needed does indeed vary on the individual. If you are looking to cut muscle, you may want to stick with the 40/40/20 rule where 40% of your total daily calories come from lean proteins, 40% of your total daily calories come from good carbs and 20% of your total daily calories come from good fats. Others go by the rule of 1 – 1.5 grams of lean protein per pound of body weight.
The protein calculator below will calculate your recommended protein intake per pound of body weight using 1.5 grams of protein per pound of bodyweight.
For my money, I like my protein to come from lean sources like cold water fish and boneless chicken breast. I also supplement my diet with two protein shakes per day using a mix of whey protein and casein protein.