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.

  • This is wrong, it would be way too much. What you probably meant to say is 1 gram per pound of lean body weight. Commented Mar 2, 2011 at 19:22
  • No, My trainers recommended exactly what PMV is saying. I think he's right. Commented Jan 16, 2012 at 1:10
  • I heard 1 gram per desired body weight.
    – user3867
    Commented Sep 2, 2012 at 19:33
  • I heard 1 gram per pound per lean body weight.
    – Jack Twain
    Commented May 5, 2015 at 14:22

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