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Old 03-15-2010, 10:45 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Default easy rule of thumb

For an active person (working out 3-5 days a week) I have found that the best way to determine my protein intake is simply eating 1 gram of protein per lb of lean body mass.

That means you take your body-fat percentage * your weight to determine your lean body mass. I have been on a cut since about November, and doing this has allowed me to drop fat while maintaining muscle tone.

It is an easy rule of thumb that I have seen recommended on a number of body building and weight loss threads.
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