I've read in multiple locations (including fitness se) that the recommended protein intake is a minimum of 0.8g/kg, and 2g/kg is a better target for fitness training.
To me this seems outrageously high. I feel there's no way I could feasibly consume that every day. This makes me think I must be misunderstanding the recommendation.
Here's my understanding of it: I weigh 92kg (BMI 23.5), and do regular cardio and weight training, so apparently I should aim for 184g of protein a day. That's:
- About 37 eggs (6g protein each), or
- About 6 chicken breasts (30g protein each), or
- About 9 scoops of protein power (20g protein each)
I can't physically or financially manage to consume any of those (or combinations of), every day, indefinitely.
What am I missing or not understanding? Or do athletes really just consume that much stuff every day?