I work out 5 days a week at the gym, for 1-2.5 hrs per day, plus I walk on average 20 miles per week (not on a treadmill), and I’m curious as to how much protein I should be taking in, in my diet. I’ve checked out 7+ protein calculators and they are all over the place!
After I’d checked one calculator out, I figured I’d try another and take an average. That may not work so well after checking several. If I followed some of these suggestions, I think I’d weigh in at around 300#, and currently I’m at 213# and looking to lose some more weight. I checked out calculator.net, bodybuilding.com, musclemilk.com, globalrph.com, webefit.com, and kashi.com. Most of these asked me about activity levels, though some didn’t and were based solely on my weight. The following is the list of the results.
A. Dr’s Chart – 56g of protein per day (avg. for a 53 yr old man)
B. Calculator.net – 76 – 268g of protein
C. BodyBuilding.com – 245g
D. MuscleMilk – 160g
E. globalrph.com – 77.4g
F. webefit.com – 171 – 182g per day
G. Kashi.com – 136-155g per day.
Um, okay. lol So goodness, I guess maybe an average of all of these? Currently, I take in approximately 50-60g per day in my regular diet. (by ‘diet’ I don’t mean a special freaky weight loss thing, but my regular daily intake)