View Full Version : How much protein does a person need each day?
05-25-2011, 03:42 PM
Protein needs vary by person depending upon age, weight, sex, activity level and overall health. Athletes and individuals with special medical needs often need more protein than the recommended dietary allowance, or RDA. To help estimate your individual protein needs click on the protein calculator.
06-10-2011, 04:42 PM
Here is a very simple idea of protein needs:
Minimal Requirement = .5 grams per pound of bodyweight
Active and maintaining = 1 gram per pound
Gaining or losing weight = 1.5 grams per pound
Extreme cases (bodybuilders) = 2 gram per pound
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