Protein and Weight Loss

By: David Hurkens, CBT, Mar 10, 2015
  Question
Protein and Weight Loss | Aldershot BTC Health Centre

Why is it important to have a lot of protein when I am trying to lose weight?

Understanding the right amount of protein for your body

It’s not about eating a lot of protein, but intake the right amount of protein for one’s body. Most people don’t get the right amount, to calculate out how much you need, take your body weight and divide in half that is how much protein you need in a day to maintain your muscle mass. If you weight 150 lbs you would need 75 grams per day to maintain that muscle, if you were working out and exercising you would need to increase that by 25% to fuel the muscles not to burn it away.

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