Hey guys! I recently received a great question from one of my YouTube viewers about whether it was healthy to lose 2 pounds a week. And because this was such a great question I decided to answer it in my latest 411 episode above. During this episode I also share a very important diet tip for any gal or guy who wants to lose 2 or more pounds a week. That tip is to eat a protein-rich diet and that contains an abundance of protein rich whole foods like chicken, turkey, fish, eggs, almonds, oats, Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, quinoa, and also nutritional supplements like Beauty Protein are an excellent choice if you’re busy and looking for a quick and easy way to get more protein in your diet. To learn exactly why protein is the most important nutrient when it comes to weight loss, check out the video.
Hope you guys enjoy this latest Fit 411 episode, and if you scroll down a little more on this page you’ll also find recommendations on how much protein you should eat per day as I mentioned in the video.
Peace, Love & Healthy Living! – Doc
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How Much Protein You Should Eat Per Day
Sedentary/ Inactive Adult
If you don’t exercise at least 2 days a week, aim for 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight, or 0.36 grams per pound (1). (According to the DRI, Dietary Reference Intake). This amounts to approximately:
- 56-91 grams per day for the average sedentary man.
- 46-75 grams per day for the average sedentary woman.
If you’re an active adult who does any sort of exercise regularly (at least 3 days a week) and/or you have a physically demanding job where you walk a lot or lift heavy things it’s important to eat enough protein in order to maintain (or build more) lean muscle. For active adults most studies suggest an intake of 0.7 – 1 grams of protein per pound of lean mass (which is the equivalent of 1.5 – 2.2 grams per kg).