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FIELDWORKING SparkPoints: (23,628)
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2/11/13 3:53 P

Thanks. The range that's listed on my food thing is 60 to 160 grams.

SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 55,804
2/11/13 8:23 A

The typical recommendation for the average person is 0.8-1.2 grams of protein per kg of body weight, or a minimum of 60 grams.

Coach Jen

FIELDWORKING SparkPoints: (23,628)
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2/11/13 8:19 A

Is that 1 g of protein per total body weight (in lbs.) or 1 g per lean body mass? Just curious because I aim to get at least 60 grams per day but sometimes I get to about 90 to 100 g.

TACDGB Posts: 6,130
2/10/13 7:54 P

I do agree that you need to eat more protein as lifting weights tears down your muscles and protein bulids them back up. Depending how serious you are about weight lifting and building muscles. I am real serious so I am trying to eat 1 gram per pound of what I weigh. Oh by the way.........nice job on the 9 lbs. gone.

DABARBWIRE88 SparkPoints: (30)
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2/10/13 3:14 P

Thank You. I will take your advice.

SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 55,804
2/8/13 1:41 P

I'd agree that your protein sounds low. SparkPeople recommends a minimum of 60 grams per day for women, so you might want to consider boosting that number up a little more.

I don't know the details of that program, but as long as you're not strength training the same muscle groups two days in a row and you're feeling good, you should be okay. 1200 calories sounds a little low based on how much exercise you're doing, so you might consider boosting that number up a little too.

Hope that helps,

Coach Jen

CHERIMOOSE Posts: 390
2/8/13 11:31 A

Hard to say without knowing the details about your routine, like which exercises you do, the weight used, and how hard you push yourself. But generally speaking, if you don't feel overworked, that's a good sign. Just watch for the symptoms of over-training:
www.exrx.net/ExInfo/Overtraining.html

By the way, your protein seems a bit low. A higher level may be better, as this study shows: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?Db=pubme
d&Cmd=ShowDetailView&TermToSearch=1578
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DABARBWIRE88 SparkPoints: (30)
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2/8/13 10:47 A

I am currently ending week4 doing Jillian Michael's Body Revolution. In addition to the DVD's, I am lifting weights 3 times a week at the gym and 30 mins on elliptical. So far I have lost 9 pounds. Will I tone up faster? Or am I doing too much. I feel pretty good for 50. I am 5'3" and now weigh 159. I follow JM menu or 1200 calorie diet w/ 46+grams of protein a day. I also drink whey protein shake after the workouts. I take Sat and Sun off from working out.

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