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Protein intake for lean muscle mass

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I'm concerned that eating a low protein diet can affect lean muscle mass. So much of what I've read points to the importance of protein for building lean muscle mass. Is there a minimum amount of protein a day we should be getting to ensure that we don't lose muscle mass. I often think about doing weekend fasts, etc, but am concerned about this issue...

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I'm concerned that eating a low protein diet can affect lean muscle mass. So much of what I've read points to the importance of protein for building lean muscle mass. Is there a minimum amount of protein a day we should be getting to ensure that we don't lose muscle mass. I often think about doing weekend fasts, etc, but am concerned about this issue...

 

I was surprised to find out that vegetables can supply most of our protein needs. Other than that, you need some fats too. I recommend eating nuts, because they have significant protein content in addition to the fats you need. Soybeans and texturized vegetable protein are good for you as well.

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That answer you gave Eilee was excellent.

Makes me want to truly stick with this lifestyle.

My Dad always use to say,"Look at the Silverback Gorilla, all he eats is fruits, vegetables, and greens." "Look at his strength and muscles.

I just looked up gorilla's that's it I feel no worries of my mixed salads and handfuls of different nuts I throw on the salad. Wow. Thanks for the encouragement.

Cactus.. :D

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Is there a minimum amount of protein a day we should be getting to ensure that we don't lose muscle mass.

 

For adult females, a minimum of 46 grams/day is "adequate" according to the IOM.

The WHO and EFSA advise no less than 0.8g per kg of body weight.

 

IOM/USDA Dietary Reference Intakes for Protein

http://bit.ly/msxBv4

 

For all macro/micronutrients and minerals

http://fnic.nal.usda.gov/dietary-guidance/dietary-reference-intakes/dri-tables

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