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    just how much protein?

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    Hello,

    How much daily protein (grams) is needed to maintain or build muscle when following the PB?

    Thank you

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    I go for up to 1 gram of protein per pound of total bodyweight. That's on the high side because I lift heavy and am otherwise very active, and I'm already quite lean.

    .5 gram per pound of LEAN bodymass is minimum, and .7-.8 gram per pound of LEAN bodymass is pretty typical for moderately active people.

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    I also shoot for 1 gram / lb total body weight, and I'm also trying to build mass and not lose weight. I don't think the PB recommendations are much if any different from what's already out there in the strength community. Get a good protein source, and plenty of it, at least two meals a day and you'll be fine. To really build, make that three protein-rich meals per day and maybe some whey powder.

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    Wow, and I thought I was getting in some serious protein! Don't think I'm at that amount though - bring on the tuna!

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    I find gains in muscle muuuuuch better at 1.25g/lbs LBM. Which means (for me) 220 g give or take 20g. Maintaining at 150g is not a problem.

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    PB said 1 gram of protein per lean body mass. I have asked many within the Paleo community, and the agreement is 1-2 grams of protein per lean body mass. I keep myself in the 150-180 grams of protein per day.

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