How much protein do we really need?
There is quite a bit of controversy around this topic. Some people say that you need more than you think, while others say less. We have found that for most people, they need a lot more than they are consuming. But a good general rule is, if you’re in a muscle building phase (a surplus or gain phase), your protein should be anywhere from 0.7-0.9 grams per pound of bodyweight. And if you’re in a fat loss phase (a deficit or cut phase), you could go as high as anywhere from 1-1.2 grams per pound of bodyweight. Of course, making sure that you’re exercising regularly is the other piece of the equation! Exercise increases the amount of protein that is utilized for muscle building! And also helps you burn more calories at rest! So let’s keep your body moving!