Many ask us this question and amazingly many patients I see are not getting enough protein - especially in the morning.
Not eating protein in the morning is like not starting your car before you drive away. It will simply roll down the hill a bit with momentum, be very hard to steer and then stop.
How Much Protein Does An Average Joe Need?
Do this simple calculation:
- Take your weight.
- Divide it by 2.2 (to get it into Kilograms).
- Then multiply it by 0.8 grams.
- Voila - that number is how much protein an average person needs in a day.
I weigh 195 pounds. So I take 195 pounds/2.2 and that gives me 88.6 kilograms. Then I take 88.6 kg and multiply by 0.8 grams of protein and get: 71 grams of protein a day is my required intake.
How much protein to eat with each meal?
Breakfast is most important, then some for lunch and a decent amount for dinner.
Eat about 40% of your daily protein requirement for breakfast.
Eat about 30% of your daily protein requirement for lunch.
Eat about 3...