“How much protein do I need?” is a common question many people are asking themselves when trying to get into great shape and change their body. If you follow most traditional bodybuilding advice, it’s typical to hear anywhere from 1 gram to upwards of 3 grams per pound of body weight for the optimal dose.
The difference between 1 and 3 seems negligible, but when you do the math for your own body weight and needs, the recommendations vary wildly.
Not only is protein anabolic, and absolutely necessary for building muscle, and preserving it on a fat loss diet, the old adage of ‘more is better’ is not ideal here.
By the end of this article, you’ll know exactly how much you should be consuming on a regular basis if you want more muscle, less fat, and an aesthetic physique.