I know that Mark and others of already low BF say a gram per pound, but that strikes me as both high and illogical for those of us trying to lose weight. I think for someone like me it would mean eating turkey breast and only turkey breast to keep the protein up and the cals down.
I saw a guideline the other day from a doc that says 1/2 gram per day for inactive adults. Now, we are talking something doable and more logical.
Ever since I saw that gram per pound guideline, I've been thinking, "Shouldn't my protein needs - if not bodybuilding - be based on lean muscle and organ weight? It is only those molecules and pounds that need protein, not my, er, fat.
The question ultimately has two parts: First, do we use total weight or lean muscle and organ weight? Second, what is the appropriate amount of daily protein intake?
What say you?