How much protein do we really need to eat?
I am reading the PB again and thinking about what I have been eating. I get lazy and need to re evaluate often.
We are supposed to be eating, according to Mark, about .5 to 1 gram of protein per lb of lean body weight so assuming I have 200 lbs of lean muscle, I should be eating 100 to 200 grams of protein per day, thats at most 1/2 lb total. I get the impression that folks are eating way more than that, hell I am eating way more than that a day.
Why do we eat so much protein? I know I love it in any form but is it really doing us a favour to eat that much?
I also dont really know how much protein I am actually getting, since meat, eggs etc are made of water, fat protein etc. Can someone point me to a chart that shows how much of each macro-nutrient I am ingesting?