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Old 03-20-2010, 03:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
CindyCRNA
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Default 0.8-0.9 grams of protein per pound of body weight

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Originally Posted by desertmountain View Post
I was just researching how much protein is 'normal' and found this article on Web MD's Medicine.Net Too much protein can harm your body - on MedicineNet.com

I'm not sure if that article is entirely correct. Eating greater than 30% protein won't throw you into ketosis nor is a high protein diet "ketogenic". A ketogenic diet is about 75% fat and any excess protein will throw you out of ketosis via gluconeogenisis. I like 0.8-0.9 grams of protein per pound of body weight. I'm about 123 pounds and like at least 90-100 grams of protein per day to feel satisfied although some days can be as low as in the 60's, the next day I'm seem to want to eat a whole roasted chicken! My protein is about 25-30% of my caloric intake but I don't feel as well when it gets over 30%.

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