How Much Protein to Consume per day?
The exact amount of protein that you need is a highly debated topic among experts. Most researchers do agree that endurance athletes need more protein than non-athletes. The recommended daily amount of protein for most people of 0.8 grams protein/kg body weight is not enough for athletes.
Protein needs vary greatly depending on how much you are training. For light to moderate training, the
and Dietetics recommends 0.55 to 0.8 grams of protein per pound of body weight.
For high intensity or a heavy training load, 0.7-0.9 grams per pound are
recommended. For example, for a 140 lb
female who does moderate training, this would require her to consume 77 to 112
grams of protein per day. These B-UP Bars can be great after a workout to refuel and meet your protein needs. Academy of Nutrition