Monday, 15 July 2013

Easy way to Calculate your Protein needs

If you are working out a lot and did not getting the expected results from the exercises then the problem must be that you don't know how much protein your body needs and how much protein you are getting. So If you are an exerciser and don't know how much amount of protein should be consumed to get the desired results, try to calculate your protein needs using this very easy and simple formula:
Here we go,
                   1st step: Your body weight in pounds divided by 2.2 = weight in Kg
                   2nd step: Weight in kg x 0.8 to 1.8 gm/Kg = protein in gm

Take values between 0.8 to 1.8 gm to calculate your protein needs because according to scientific research, an average person living a normal life and not performing hard works and workout needs 1 gm protein per kilogram body weight and a person who is working hard at gym must take 0.8 to 1.8 gm/Kg to fulfill his protein needs.

Example: A man who weighs 176 lbs and is a regular exerciser and lift heavy weights needs:
           176 lbs/2.2 = 80 Kg
           80 Kg x 1.5 = 120 gm protein/day
So, must calculate your protein needs right now. Good luck.
I will tell you about the good sources of natural protein in the next post. Stay tuned.

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