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.


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

  • This is wrong, it would be way too much. What you probably meant to say is 1 gram per pound of lean body weight. – Thomas Bonini Mar 2 '11 at 19:22
  • No, My trainers recommended exactly what PMV is saying. I think he's right. – JustinKaz Jan 16 '12 at 1:10
  • I heard 1 gram per desired body weight. – user3867 Sep 2 '12 at 19:33
  • I heard 1 gram per pound per lean body weight. – Jack Twain May 5 '15 at 14:22

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