Friday, September 14, 2012
So I've been doing the research and the consensus seems to be that, for women, 75 - 90 g of protein a day is called for - depending on if one is exercising or not. THAT is a lot of protein! I really really tried to eat as much protein as possible within my calorie budget, etc. and only got to 53 g! I suspect I've spent most of my life eating about 20-25 g per day. So.....this leads me to the conclusion that protein drinks/shakes are definitely in my future. One interesting side note is that the body can only use 30 g of protein in a sitting - so that 50 g protein bar? According to my research 20 g of that protein will be stored as........you guessed it.........FAT. Of course, I also found that if you look long and hard enough you can find research to support anything you want to. But for me......I guess I'll go buy a blender.