How Much Protein Is Enough?
How much protein is “enough protein” is a sticky question, and one to which you’ve probably heard numerous contradictory answers. Some advocate a minimalist approach and go with the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA), which is only 0.8 grams per kilogram of bodyweight (or 0.36 grams per pound). Others go the opposite route and recommend 2+ grams per kilogram (or about 0.9 grams per pound). Many nutritionists provide mostly reasonable recommendations in line of 1.2-1.6 grams per kilogram, but even this I think can be improved upon, so my recommendation is this:
Eat 20-25 grams of protein per meal, and have five or six meals per day spaced out by three hours. Total protein intake should be 100-120 grams