I have started a new program and what still confuses me when I hear, 1

.18 x lbs of body weight Example: 200 lbs x 1.18 = 236 g of lean protein per day

If I am right, it means I need to multiply 1.8 with my body weight (in pounds)? If so then why in example, it says 1.18 and other place .18?

  • I wrote a Computer Program for calculating all of this stuff out. Using BMR and the Harris Benedict Equation And splitting it all into a 40% protein 40% carb 20% fat diet. I'm going to assume you don't have python installed. So if you want too give me your details I could input this into the program if you would like? Example ![enter image description here](i.stack.imgur.com/iw8qi.png)
    – Dead_Ling0
    Aug 12, 2015 at 15:55

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As 0.18 grams per pound of body weight is a very small amount, it's probably just a typo. 1.18 makes sense.

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