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How much protein do you really need? Vegan muscles.

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The U.S. government’s recommended daily allowance (RDA) for the average adult is 50 to 60 grams of protein a day. This may sound like a lot, but Pipitone says: “We get bits of protein here and. The most common target people typically hear is 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight, and that works out to 0.36 grams of protein per pound of body weight or, in. However, there are vastly different opinions on how much protein people actually need.

Most official nutrition organizations recommend a fairly modest protein intake. The DRI (Dietary Reference. You need a very base minimum of protein to support your training and your goals.

That minimum is probably around the 1.4 g/kg per day target (0.6 g/lb body weight). However, your exact individual protein needs come down to a number of factors. These include (9. Protein deficiency, caused when people do not get adequate amounts of protein from their diet, can impact all aspects of body function. Edematous malnutrition is the most severe form of protein deficiency, but is extremely rare in the United States and developed countries.

Too much protein in a diet can also have adverse effects on body function. Bro-science will tell you that even your average 160lb male will need 200+ grams of protein per day, typically recommending a range of 1.5 to 2 grams per pound of goal bodyweight!The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for protein is a modest 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight. The RDA is the amount of a nutrient you need to meet your basic nutritional requirements. In a sense, it’s the minimum amount you need to keep from getting sick — not the specific amount you are supposed to eat every day.

The amount of protein you need depends on your weight, goals, and lifestyle. The daily minimum recommended by the National Institutes of Health is 0.36 grams per pound for a sedentary person. [1] However, if you do intense workouts or have a physically demanding job, you’ll need more. [2]. You need protein for your muscles, bones, and the rest of your body. Exactly how much you need changes with age: Babies need about 10 grams a day.

But how much do you need in order to maximize muscle-protein synthesis? Experts have long believed that body weight dictates intake, but that anything above 25 grams of protein is moot. Not so fast.

List of related literature:

The current U.S. Department of Agriculture recommended daily protein intake for adults is between 0.66 and 0.80 grams per kilogram of body weight.27 Converting that to ounces and pounds means eating 0.023 to 0.028 ounces of protein per pound of body weight per day.

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Nutritionists recommend a daily protein intake of 0.8 grams per kilogram of body weight; therefore, most average adults should consume 60 to 150 grams of protein per day.

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U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) 2010 guidelines recommend that men and women consume 56 g and 46 g of protein per day and typically represent the need as a percentage of kilocalories.34 However, protein needs are unchanged when kilocalories are reduced, and protein intake should not be lowered.

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The current U.S. Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) is 0.36 grams of protein per pound of body weight per day, which allows for most people to be in nitrogen balance.

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Research suggests that athletes need between 1.5 and 2 g of protein per kilogram of body weight per day.

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Assuming that the individual has an adequate calorie intake and that two thirds or more of the protein intake is from animal sources, the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for protein for adults is 0.8 g per kg of body weight for both men and women.”

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by Robert C. Schenck, Ronnie P. Barnes, et. al.
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 1999

An average adult in a Western country consumes 70 to 100 g of protein per day, whereas the poor in Asia and Africa consume 50 g or less per day.48 Recommended dietary requirements vary from 0.75 to 1 g/kg of body weight per day, but deficiency states are rare even with intakes of 0.5 g/kg per day or less.

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For healthy older adults, the RDA for protein is 0.8 gram per kilogram of body weight, or on average 46 grams per day for women and 56 grams for men.

“Nutrition” by Paul M. Insel, Don Ross, Kimberley McMahon, Melissa Bernstein
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Recent research on protein intake has shown that athletes require two times or more of the reference daily intake.27,34–39 It is now recommended that athletes involved in very high-volume training catabolize between 0.7 and 0.9 g of protein per pound of body weight per day.

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The RDA recommends 0.8 g of protein per kilogram of body weight; for the average American man, who weighs 200 lb, this is 73 g of protein a day; 60 g for the average woman.

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  • Please sombody talk mor about carnivore I’m on keto and loving it but now im getting mixed up because so much people ar switch ing to carnivore…

  • so you’re saying if I’m 250lbs, I need to consume at least 153 grams of protein everyday? that doesn’t sound right. that’s a lot of protein.

  • I’m trying to build muscle but eating enough was a problem for me because I’m vegetarian but this video makes so much sense, thank you, you solved my problem!

  • Excess protein hardly turns into sugar, it is excreted!In my career of bodybuilding i’v tryed them all from 450g protein/day to 90g/day and i can assure you all that even if u are a profesional everything that goes over 2.2g of protein per kgbody is a waste!
    Conclusion:DR.Berg is right about it, keep it at 0.4g/pound or 0.9g/kg if you are a couch potatoe!

  • 4th video ive watched about this…. so whats the answer? how much do you need? you just talked for 7 minutes for a simple question you never answered..

  • Eating too much protein can spike your insulin which makes you fatter and excessive amounts of protein can be stored as fat… there have been studies that proved too much isn’t necessary to build muscle. People who consumed 0.67 grams per pound of body weight vs 1.0 grams per pound ended up with no differences in muscle gains!

  • OMG…thank you! I am in the process of switching to vegan (I am 6’3, 175 and active) and have been worrying about getting enough protein because I have always heard I need 100 or + grams of protein per day! It is so good to finally hear something different! Now I can switch vegan and not worry so much!

  • To be clear, the amount of protein “needed” to avoid poor health is NOT the same as the amount required to achieve good health and will be different from person to person depending on age, gender and activity, etc. If you want to avoid deficiency go for 0.8g/kg. If you want to optimize health shoot for 1.6g/kg. as a guideline (not a hard rule). I am a 46 yr old female who weighs 65 kg. I have an active job and lifestyle. I need 1.5g/kg when I am not weight training and roughly 2g/kg when I am lifting.

  • Love this video but I have a question. I had a hysterectomy/oophorectomy plus 2 cesections. Anyway to shrink scar tissue? I know it wont go away? All the dieting and working out doesn’t seem to get anywhere.

  • So would it be good get in my usual dinner @ 8pm after workout then have my protein shake @ 12pm for the best protein synthesis and muscle growth?

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  • I weigh 175 at 5 foot 7. Today I kept track of calories and macros. Ended up with 141 grams of protein. Probably a surplus right there but I used to drink shakes 3 to 4 times a day so making progress.

  • I know this video was made a long time ago, but do you happen to remember what the maximum amount of protein group 5 consumed. You mention you wouldn’t recommend going that high but don’t mention what the number was.

  • Just what I was looking for. Thanks for posting! Nice to see a plant eater with your gains not on a tone of protein shakes. You look great.

  • So how much protein do I need daily, I dont get it. I am vegan since I am 14, now I am 30 and have issues buildung muscles.
    P.S. So after rewatching your video a few times, do I get it right that it is not true necacarrily to eat additional protein to build muscle, but if not additional at least as a vegan you need some protein? in my 16 years of being vegan I almost had no protein in my diet only carbs, so maybe I should only eat like 1 gram of protein per kg of weight, not for the muscle but just for my body?

  • Good video, it can be hard to eat in a calorie deficit on keto when trying to have enough fat and protein, but if you don’t actually need that much that’s good. Also interesting too much protein can damage your kidneys, a bit worrying. One thing I would say, I managed to eat in a -500 calorie deficit on keto with about 120g protein. Doing fasted sprinting too, and I didn’t actually lose much muscle. It’s only when you stop having much protein things can quickly change. I’ll cut down my protein from 240g then.

  • Dear Dr, Berg I really do appreciate your attempt to help us. Any of your video has something to be helpful and useful. Tank you so much

  • I eat vegan protein powder, tofu, tempeh, and pumpkin seeds for protein. Seems to be working. I have a hard time losing weight but I am losing a pound a week.

  • can anyone tell me where does Stuart M Phillips says it should be 12 to 15% of your energy intake?? have u realized that would be a lot less than the other amounts, specially when cutting…..

  • I’m 17 years old and eat 70g protein a day. I went from weighing 76kg to 86kg (muscle, not fat) in less than a year. How do you explain that?

  • So the amount of protein would you take all that protein right after the workout and that’s it for the day or split it up throughout the day? Or do you have that amount of protein after each workout you do in a day

  • Can you explain more on how eating more carbs or fat during a cut makes weight loss more difficult from an IIFYM standpoint? I couldn’t understand it.

  • Bodybuilders consume a lot of protein because the majority of them are on steroids. Once you are on them you have to consume a lot of protein for them to work properly.

  • So in this video he advocates having no more protein per meal than the equivalent of 4 eggs, yet in one of his other videos where he talks about what he eats on a given day, he says that for lunch he has 4 eggs, 6 slices of bacon, and sometimes 3 tablespoons of almond butter afterwards thats about 50 grams of protein in one meal… LOL

  • Do I count collagen protein grams into my daily protein grams consumed? For example, I do 20 grams of collagen protein in my coffee. Do I aim for my full 78 grams the rest of the day or do I subtract it and aim for 58 grams? Thanks for a great video

  • If I on a caloric surplus and I only have 80 grams protein a day then at my height 6 foot 180lbs. can I build plenty of muscle like 10lbs in next 4-5 months.

  • I downloaded a calorie tracker and learned by protein intake was waaaaaay too low. I weight 200 lbs but by the end of lunch had only eaten 7 grams of protein.

  • Old video. Most recent studies done used.6.8 and 1 per lb for three months with 100 people doing the same training. Results showed no difference. Save yiour money. Good video. Just old. liked and subscribed.

  • This was such a great video! We loved it so much that we have shared this video and given you a shout out on our website http://www.veganflix.com/
    Keep up the great work!

  • I am weight training. I have been measuring my urine levels and I am showing depleated or trace amounts. Will I be able to gain muscle in this state? I am getting about 100 a day. I am 108 lbs.

  • Yes!! It’s supposed to be per KILOGRAM of body weight… that’s what i learned in university for my kinesiology degree. I believe athletes were recommended 1.8g/kg

    (I haven’t finished watching your video)

    Edit: im confused. You kept switching between kg and lbs…. the graphic you showed around 7:30 was a range of 1-1.6g/kg protein, but then you recommended per pound. So. Which is it?

  • Anyone else get very ill after drinking a protein drink? I am curious because I don’t know if it is just me or others get very sick too.

  • Thanks for the videos. Very helpful and insightful. I do have a question about how much protein to eat. You stated.56 grams for how much you want to weigh, is that for smaller goals or your ultimate weight goal? Thanks for the help and the videos.

  • Protein is so overrated! Thanks for the input! Other questions: how do you feel about intermittent fasting? Do you recommend it? How about water fasting? Do you believe in metabolic damage? I know two people who fasted for 40 days on water to cure illnesses. They lost weight but gained twice as much back and having a hard time losing weight or even have energy for anything. They eat very healthy! Mostly high carb low fat. Could this be due to metabolic damage? Thanks!!

  • I had calculated eating about 180 grams of protein through meat,powder and bars. At 37 I weighed between 177lbs (my lightest to 205lbs my heaviest) prior to evolving into a plant based lifestyle. Now at age 40 I feel I’ve got a new life and I love it! 2.5 months and -23lbs later (65″ and currently 183 #s) it’s hard to describe but I feel great from the inside out. I don’t keep track of my caloric/macro intake, i just eat until I’m satiated which does not take much now. Keep posting and I’ll keep following!! #plantbasedlife #believer!

  • Thank you! I went on a plant based diet for over a year and my cholesterol which was already high spiked. This indicated inflammation right? Everybody was telling me that I needed to cut out all fats and eat all my vegetables dry. It never made sense that cooking all that fiber with a little butter would be worse than eating meat, dairy and cooking with fats several times a day. By the way the blood test showed that my protein was low. Now it makes sense. Low protein can cause inflammation. I guess I needed meat. Thank you!!!!

  • Hold up hold up, so your telling me if I take 1 gram of protein per pound that’s good right? Then what if I’m currently losing weight and like every week I lose 2 to 3 pounds. Does that mean I have to lower it by 2 to 3 grams every week?

  • Love your stuff! So are you saying the recovery shakes and meals are somewhat pointless and does not need to be drank or eaten right after your workout?

  • Igor is hands down one of the best and most funny fitness utubers out there. The stuff that he puts out there is high quality, im surprised he doesnt have more views

  • I multiplied 0.4 by 216 (my body weight) which comes to 86.4g. I’m doing OMAD, so can I eat this much protein in one meal? And this is at the low end of how much protein I need. Thanks.

  • Thomas Delauer says you only need.6grams per pound. He’s bigger than you. I’m 162 pounds and eating 162 grams of protein is a pain in the ass. I’ll guess I’ll trust him instead.

  • Dude you look awesome i dont listen to anyone else but you now period. Thank you man for all the reality check videos very helpful dude

  • yeah I see a normal looking person telling me I don’t need that much protein…..take to me when you are over 210 lbs of lean muscle. then tell me I don’t need it. next youll try and tell me your bodyfat is normal in the 20% lol

  • Great video… makes a lot of sense. Considering going vegan, at least to try it out, and this helped immensely. Protein was a worry. Thanks!

  • The fasting thing comes from natural medicine, Christian real life experience and whatnot. People have noticed that food quantity and foot type (animal vs vegetal, then even the type of vegetal food) can lead to healing. I did total abstience from food, and even from water at times, and I was able to get rid of a toxin/poison that doctors didn’t know how to get out of my system. So that’s how I learned about fasting for healing.
    I was skinny as a tent-pole by the end of the fasting cycle but on the upside I got plenty of opportunities to go though beginner cycles of bulking. And now here I am learning some more thank you a 1000 times!
    And yes fasting works to heal but there’s a certain way to do it. Re-feed needs to have small increments of kcal adjustment just like in cutting as far as I understand and it can be maddening. It’s certainly a very good trainer for the will power.

  • Can you please do a video on how much protein a woman over 40 in training needs or direct me to that info please I’ve lost 210 lb in 2 years I want to turn the rest into muscle

  • You have the necessary scientific approach that’s needed in these topics, and you always provide quality content, zero bullshit.
    Just a tip about the video itself, if you want to make it easier to follow you could actually show the numbers on the video while you speak, that would help:)
    (even tho it’s already easy to follow with basic english)

  • I have actually heard it’s better to fast and then eat after the gym science has proven this eating 5 meals a day would be hard for most people it doesn’t actually matter when you get the protein the enzyme stays active for 24hrs

  • I had the gastric sleeve surgery and as a result my diet is high protein low carbs and fats so this video is very much appreciated

  • I’m a 300 grams/day guy. If you’re a cheap skate, shoot for.8 or 1 gram/lb bw, but if you wanna cut the BS, & have no excuses, eat as close to 300 grams of protein each day as you can

  • ugh you are amazing appreciate you actually wantinh TO HELP people and not just sell them another product and fuck over their health

  • a gram per pound of bodyweight seems high to me. I’m already eating whey, quark and chicken breast every day but I’m only getting around 150g per day. I’d need to eat another 50g in order to hit that goal and I already feel like I’m eating protein all day long.

  • It’s not so hard to get the protein. I have 80g (40g X 2) in protein shakes, one before, one after workout. Then 36g from a can of tuna mixed with some black pepper and Tapatio, then another 42g from a 1/2lb of ground bison (also with pepper). That’s 158g already for a 175lb person so a protein bar (22g) or piece of fish (34g) by the end of the day brings me past the goal and I had tasty, filling food.

  • Whey products company gonna run for their money for less sales thanks bruv for cutting less amount spend on huge protein requirement per day which is of no use at all just a waste of protein

  • PS all of us that are in the body building or just started and I’ll pick that up again or been doing it for a long time I’ve been taking huge amounts of proteins let’s leave the steroid guys decide what those natural bodybuilders there’s been taking any huge amounts of protein they should have some kind of f**** liver failure by now I mean kidney failure right serious kidney problems years and years of overdosing on protein what are you worried about just don’t do steroids don’t be a punk and if you’re in your sixties go on steroids go on testosterone therapy

  • Hey Mr. Jin I just found you on a netflix documentary and this video has been eye-opening for me. I just started eating plant-based, and was worried about getting around 1g protein/lb of bodyweight. Its great to hear i dont need to worry about protein near as much as i was thinking because its only my 3rd day of going plant based and i am feeling better than i have with any other nutritional ideas i have tried!

    Thanks for your videos and keep them coming!:)

  • Hey Doc, the fat we get from animals are mostly saturated fat, How about getting my protein from turkey breast and drinking some olive oil to help it not to spike insulin. (so I’ll get my fat from mono’s.)

    Also I divede my PR. so that i dont get more than 40g per sitting. Which will prevent me from Insulin.
    Note: What an Enemy Insuline has became!!

  • Nice video….. Love from India…… �� Brother please enlighten us with your wisdom of nutrition. How much macros do you recommend in overall scenario..
    For 2500 kcal diet. And how we can proportionally increase it with time. Waiting for ur reply.

  • Bullshit, the super high protein people have been studies and shown to not make a difference when it comes to gains compared to the magic number.

  • He’s correct its complete nonsense to market protein in every product possible. The average diet has enough protein for active people unless you’re a body builder or strong man. Saved money on trips to GNC and I feel incredible.

  • I feel its not that easy to get even 100g a day, considering a burger patty is about 20g and an egg 6g, I foudn it challenging to eat enough protein even with protein shakes. Also, too much protein I am fairly certain can damage the kidneys no?

  • What about if you’re going for recomposition? I’m 300 lbs and I’m eating 2500 calories a day. I have a hard time getting 300g of protein that way.

  • Brilliant truth video! Such an inspiration and a relief! Sick of eating all that protein and eating more carbs it’s made me grow more!!!

  • Been vegan for over 5 years now, and in my 60’s am still stronger than younger lads in my gym. I get the same BS from them about protein, I ask them, where do animals get there’s?
    Great video. Also subscribed.

  • I know I want to subscribe this channel when I know I can learn from the video. But the video at 2:17 makes me 100% damn sure that I will subscribe it��

  • absolutely love this i’m a large guy and I’ve always been a believer that it’s protein for your lean mass not your actual weight. Thank you for confirming this.

  • 1g per 1lb is very vague. Does this entail lean body weight or current body weight? Following this principle a powerlifter with 25% body fat may consume way too much protein than they really need.

  • Interesting that women are more efficient at utilizing protein! I went Carnivore 3 months ago, and at 65 have never felt better and stronger.

  • Another good vid!
    I’m at.84g/lb which is kinda high for a ‘High Fat Low Carb’ diet. Excess protein is converted to glucose in the liver.
    I want to control insulin AND build mass.
    Protein has a higher Thermal Effect of Food too, for cutting. Hard on kidneys though over time.
    Whey gives me BO at positive nitrogen balance so I stopped using it. BO is gone.

  • Not sure who the sponsors are, but I find it interesting that the protein range in this video is twice the range that I would recommend, starting at around 0.8gm/kg of lean body weight. That is 64gm for a lean body weight of 80kg. But what do I know ��?

  • Hello Dr. Axe, l have stalled. I have been trying to break through this stall for weeks now. I weight 162 pounds doing Keto. Should I increase my protein to 100g. Right now I’m eating about 78g. Please help. Thank you

  • how come we don’t go off of lean body mass instead of overall bodyweight? We all have some fat as well as weight from our bone structure. Shouldn’t that be deducted to get our pure lean body mass? Then our protein intake should be calculated off of that number

  • He’s right. Watch a prison documentary. Look at the guys that workout. Some of those guys are huge. You know they aren’t getting a huge amount of protein or even a balanced diet in prison.

  • Even though I hit the like button, this information isn’t entirely accurate, at least not for every body type. At about 155pounds, trying to take in 155g of protein per day was rough for me, and sure, you can substitute some of that with shakes, but they don’t do wonders for my gut health. I find about 85-100g works great for me with more of an emphasis on complex carbs pre and post workout. I got leaner, heavier and stronger by doing this. Initially after making the change (to cut down on protein) I was expecting to lose muscle mass and maybe put on some fat, but after 2 months, I gained a couple of pounds and looked noticeably leaner. Digestion was also improved. But I guess that could just be me.

  • I’ve tried eating that much protein and get my protein level checked every week and it never goes up. I don’t even think it’s possible for my body to absorb that much protein. You’re right! Makes no sense.

  • He’s lying guys. You need 5 grams of protein per pound of bodyweight to be jacked. Anything else is not gonna bring you any results. All in Protein powder of course.

  • Dr Berg, what about intermittent fasting?? Your eating one meal a day, so it would still be 25-35g a protein for that only meal?? I’m confused

  • I just started keto, my husband has been doing it for about 6 months. I’m having a hard time getting enough protein. My macros look like 5% carbs, 15% protein, 80% fat. I utilize intermittent fasting, and it is just tough to eat that much for me. I’m not trying to loose weight, I just want to be healthy and control hormones, blood sugar levels, etc. is a 5/15/80 ok? Or ideas to add more protein? I’d add collagen but I’m concerned about how much Arginine it has.
    More videos for the ladies please!!

  • Thank you Thomas. I am 70 years old. i just raised protein to 1.7 gr per kgram. I feel great,my muscles are getting better and I am hoping to improve my bone density. Good health in general, one hour swimming or weights 6 days a week.