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.