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Is there a way to measure how much protein a person should consume per day based on their body weight? The objective is to burn fat and maximize metabolism.

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If you're trying to build muscle and lose fat, I've heard it's about 1 gram per 1 pound of body weight.

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This is wrong, it would be way too much. What you probably meant to say is 1 gram per pound of lean body weight. –  Andreas Bonini Mar 2 '11 at 19:22
    
No, My trainers recommended exactly what PMV is saying. I think he's right. –  Justin Jan 16 '12 at 1:10
    
I heard 1 gram per desired body weight. –  JakeRow123 Sep 2 '12 at 19:33
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