How Much #Protein is Too Much on a #Ketogenic Low-Carb Diet? #DocMusclesScopes

How much protein should you be using?  Watch the periscope below . . . and good morning from Surprise, Arizona!!

I’ve included the calculations you will need to get a ballpark estimate on your protein intake from your ideal body weight

Ideal Body Weight (IBW):
These calculations are estimated ideal body weight in kilograms (kg).  You can convert your weight in pounds (lbs) to kilograms (kg) with the following formula:

The average male needs 1.2 mg/kg protein per day.  The average female needs 1.0 mg/kg protein per day.


IBW = 50 kg + 2.3 kg for each inch over 5 feet.


IBW = 45.5 kg + 2.3 kg for each inch over 5 feet.

Examples:  If I am 6 feet tall, as a male, then I add 50 kg to 27.6 kg ( 6′ tall is 12 inches over 5′ x 2.3 kg) = 77.6 mg of protein requirement per day.  That means that if I (a 6′ tall male) ate three times a day, then my protein requirements are 25.9 mg per meal.

2 Comments on “How Much #Protein is Too Much on a #Ketogenic Low-Carb Diet? #DocMusclesScopes

  1. Dr. Nally, My big question I had from your Vimeo webcast is how much is 25 grams of protein? I don’t know how to get on your webcast live and what time is it? I would like to make it available to myself as well as to my daughter in New Mexico. Bonita

  2. Hi Doc,

    I started IF and I am getting great results with weight loss and my cholesterol is fantastic. My question is when I break my fast does it matter how much protein is in that one meal? Should I stick with 25gms or could I eat more. My LBW shows I can have 50gms a day. I have not eaten carbs with any meals except eats in like sour cream or avacado. No veggies
    Thanks Jodi

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