I think I meant 1 gram per pound, I dunno'. One of my friends says even that is wrong -- no surprise, lupus likes to mess with my brain.
I looked around and found this site www.exercise.about
.com/cs/nutrition/a/protein_2.htm which says:
How to Calculate Your Protein Needs:
1. Weight in pounds divided by 2.2 = weight in kg
2. Weight in kg x 0.8-1.8 gm/kg = protein gm.
Use a lower number if you are in good health and are sedentary (i.e., 0.8). Use a higher number (between 1 and 1.8) if you are under stress, are pregnant, are recovering from an illness, or if you are involved in consistent and intense weight or endurance training.
Example: 154 lb male who is a regular exerciser and lifts weights
154 lbs/2.2 = 70kg
70kg x 1.5 = 105 gm protein/day
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's Moderator
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Post Edited (Lynnwood) : 1/18/2010 6:15:56 PM (GMT-7)