Protein Intake

Jan 15, 2021

 by Blair Rockoff

Let's talk protein! 


You've probably been hearing a lot about protein lately, and while hitting your daily protein needs is important, it doesn't have to be complicated. Here we break it down for you:


The key is to divide your daily protein needs into portions and split it up amongst your meals throughout the day. A good daily goal is to aim for around .8 - 1 gram of protein per pound of bodyweight. A woman weighing 150 pounds, for example, might set her daily protein goal at 120-150 grams per day.  


If this person eats 4 meals each day, that means she'll aim to eat 30-40 grams of protein at each meal. 


Now, if you're someone who hates measuring and math, no need to panic! One portion of protein is equal to about 1-2 palms full of protein-rich foods, like chicken, fish, tofu, protein powder or greek yogurt, for example.


Make sure you get 1-2 palms worth of these types of foods at each meal and you're hitting your goal!