This Is How Much Protein You Really Need to Eat to Lose Weight
By Elise Minton Tabin , Executive Beauty Editor |
If you want to lose weight, it comes as no surprise that you need to up your intake of protein and cut back on sugary, fried and processed foods. But figuring out just how much protein needs to be consumed at every meal can be a little tricky.
According to an article on Popsugar.com, certified dietitian Leslie Langevin of Whole Health Nutrition says to eat no more than 20 to 30 grams of protein at each meal. On average, it’s recommended (by the CD) to consume about 46 grams of protein per day.
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While you should always factor in your age, weight and fitness level into the equation, Lesile says the body can only absorb 20 to 30 grams at one time. So eating more than that amount really won’t do your body much good.
To make the most of your weight-loss efforts, try pairing protein (lean animal protein as well as plant-based protein) with fiber, healthy carbohydrates and fats to keep you feeling full. The combination also provides your body with the fuel it needs to stay energized and burn fat.