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How much protein should you be eating?

February 24, 2021

by Molly Lupo

Want to feel satisfied with your meals, improve your blood pressure, and your cholesterol numbers?

Focus on your protein intake!


How much protein should you be eating?

A good rule of thumb is to start with getting 30% of your calories from protein.

You can take your body weight (in pounds) x 0.7 = your total number of protein grams for the day.

One thing I like to tell people here is to make sure you are increasing your plant intake with the increase of your protein intake (aim for 800 grams of fruits and vegetables a day)!


You want to get all the protein and fiber to make you feel full, satisfied, and left to focus on whatever you want (instead of wandering to the pantry closest for that mid-afternoon snack).

Categories: Diet