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Protein: How Much to Eat and When?

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Research suggests that people who engage in strength training need higher levels of protein. But how much?  The Recommended Daily Allowance for protein consumption is 0.36 grams per pound of body weight. However, studies have shown that this amount may need to be doubled for people who engage in vigorous exercising. At 0.72 grams per pound, a person weighing 120 pounds would want to consume 86 grams while a person weighing 180 pounds would want to consume 130 grams of protein. This additional protein will help support muscle recovery as well as growth. It’s also important to consume protein throughout...

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