100 grams would be 400 calories per day. If I were on a 2000 calorie diet, which I am not:), that would be 20% of my calories coming from protein. Isn't that low?
In Response to Re: How much protein?:
In Response to How much protein? : If you are doing strength training activities to build muscle, then you will probably need about 1 gram of protein for every kilogram of body weight. 1 kilogram is equal to 2.2 pounds, so to figure your protein needs, divide your weight by 2.2. For a 220 lb person, 100 grams of protein would be adequate. Eating too much protein can overwork your kidneys. Also, be sure that your protein intake is part of a balanced diet that includes adequate carbohydrates and fat. For optimal muscle building, it is recommended that you have a snack that is rich in carbohydrates and contains 10 - 20 grams of protein before and immediately after strength training sessions. Some examples of post-workout snacks are list below: - Flavored milk - Nut butter (almond, peanut, cashew) and crackers - Cottage cheese and salsa with tortilla chips - Trail mix with dried fruit and nuts - Meal replacement shakes - Fruit yogurt - Cheese and crackers - Low-fat granola or sports bars I would encourage you to schedule an appointment with your local Hy-Vee dietitian to get recommendations specific to your situation.
Posted by Jamie Jarvis, MPH, RD, LD