Protein intake for a 17 year old ?
I am being primal for about 3 weeks now and I have seen good results.
Mark says that the protein intake should be about 0.7-1g X leanbodyweight.
I am 154 pounds at about 10% bodyfat but I assume as a teenager I should eat more protein because I am still in puberty and growing and all that stuff? I eat about 180-200 grams of protein per day or less in some occasions.
Thanks in advance.
You're probably getting more than enough. And at 17, you're likely the tail-end of puberty. I was done myself by about 14. Haven't grown an inch since!
I would say that you could do well to have the normal amounts of protein -- just keep your fat up so the hormones do well.
120-140 grams of fat daily is ok? (about 55-60% of the caloric intake).
Originally Posted by zoebird
Numbers seem perfect, as long as you feel good while eating this way. If so, keep up the good work. If not, start tweaking .