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How Much Protein
Should You Consume?

Choose your lifestyle goal, enter your bodyweight and other info, and it tells you how much protein to take in each day!

You can use this Protein Calculator to determine the optimum protein consumption to accomplish your goals!

Don't forget to check out our Amazing Protein Guide!

Personal Protein Calculator
  Your lifestyle or training goal:   
  Your body weight (in Pounds): lbs.  
  Your optimum daily protein range
is between & grams.

It's healthiest to divide your protein consumption into 5 or 6 meals evenly spaced throughout the day with the total amount being in the range given by the protein calculator. For more info, check out our whey and ionic whey pages.

A good way to efficiently raise your protein intake is by drinking protein shakes or eating protein bars. Check out our full listing of Protein Powders or Low Carb Proteins for great results. Protein Bars and Protein Powders are perfect for enhancing strength and energy at your convenience.

Highly Recommended Protein Products:

  • Next Nutrition Designer Whey
  • Optimum 100% Whey
  • EAS Simply Protein
  • ISS Pro-42 Bars
  • EAS Myoplex Lite Bars

    Here's the actual breakdown of recommended grams of protein per lb. of bodyweight for each training goal.
    (The Personal Protein Calculator uses the same numbers.)
    Lifestyle/Training Goal Daily Protein Needs Lifestyle/Training Goal Daily Protein Needs
    Bodybuilding 1.0 - 1.6g/lb bodyweight   Endurance 0.7 - 0.9g/lb bodyweight
    Power & Speed 0.9 - 1.1g/lb bodyweight   Trauma Recovery 0.9 - 1.4g/lb bodyweight
    Dieting 0.35 - 1.0g/lb bodyweight   Stressed 0.45 - 0.7g/lb bodyweight

    Sources: 1) Lemon PWR.:Protein and Amino Acid Requirements of the Strength Athlete.;Int J Sport Nutr , 1991;1;127-145 ?2) Tarnoplosky et al: Evaluation of Protein Metabolism Requirements for Trained Strength Atheletes.; J Appl Physiol , 1992:73(5):1986-1995 ?3) Teasley-Strausberg KM.: (Ed.) Nutritional Support Handbook; Cincinnati: Harvey Whitney Books, 1992


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