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How Much Protein Do I Need to Eat a Day?

How Much Protein Do I Need to Eat a Day? - Food and Drink Articles - Healthy Food and Drinks

Wondering exactly how much protein you should be consuming each day? The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA), which is the minimum amount you need to be healthy, is 0.8 grams per kilogram (0.36 grams per pound) of body weight per day - 46 grams for an average woman. That equals as little as 10% of daily calories. If you're not super active, that's likely adequate, and you'll hit the target effortlessly if you follow a typical Western diet.


To get your personal protein "RDA," multiple the number 0.36 by your weight in pounds.