How Much Protein Should I Consume?

How Much Protein Should I Consume?

One of the most common questions we receive from our customers, is how much protein should I consume? As for all diets the answer is, it depends. It depends on many factors. Age, weight, goals, sex, etc. One of the biggest factor is bio-individuality.  As not all diets fit one person, some might do better with higher protein and lower carbs while others might do better vice versa. Also as all diets, they change depending on season or even age, what worked for you yesterday might now work for you today. We need to listen to our bodies and adjust our diets accordingly. Today we are on a high protein, high fat and low carbs diet.

If you are not sure how much protein you should be consuming the below calculator can be used to assist you determine how much protein you should be consuming.



Protein Calculator

What Are The Best Sources of Protein?

    • Eggs: Are inexpensive and are about 78% protein.


    • Almonds: Loaded with protein and also contain other nutrients such as fiber.


    • Cottage Cheese: Low in fat, loaded with protein and calcium.


    • Chicken: One of the most popular sources of protein.


    • Greek Yogurt: 6 ounces  of non fat Greek yogurt contains 17 grams of protein and only 100 calories.


    • Quinoa: Is one of the most popular superfoods, it is also a complete protein.


    • Lentils: One of the world’s best sources of plant based protein, and also high in fiber.


    • Fish: Not only loaded with protein but also contain omega-3 fatty acids.


    • Peanuts or peanut butter: Both are also loaded with protein, and both have been proven to assist in weight loss.


    • Shrimp: loaded with protein, omega-3 and very low in calories and fat.


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  • Deserted_Queen

    Posted 2018-09-03 5:52 pm

    Out of this list there r many things that I’m not allowed to eat. I have protein deficiency but I can’t increase my weight as per docs.

  • delhifundos2014

    Posted 2018-09-04 1:25 am

    This one gave me real good information. Will have to bookmark this post. We are also using this protein calculator. Good to know that there are so many options are available for protein. Thanks for sharing this blog. Looking forward for more such blogs.

  • mrsyoungade

    Posted 2018-09-04 5:45 am

    Thanks for sharing this information especially for sharing that protein calculator, now I have an idea of how much protein should I consume. I love to eat shrimps, fish and chicken which are good source of protein as you have mentioned.

  • krish

    Posted 2018-09-04 1:06 pm

    Lovely informative article..most of your recommendations form part of my diet….
    Thank you Evelyn..

  • Fran Jorgensen

    Posted 2018-09-04 2:06 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing this protein calculator! I keep talking to hubby about the importance of protein and won’t listen! Now I will give him this calculator!

  • Cityrocka Perry

    Posted 2018-09-04 6:25 pm

    Thank you for this article. I eat lots of shrimp and peanut butter. It’s good to know that I am getting my protein!

  • Serena R Hale

    Posted 2018-09-04 8:20 pm

    A protein calculator is a new one for me. I am almost leery about seeing how much I am supposed to have with my not so physical self.

  • jeferson

    Posted 2018-09-10 6:45 am

    I remember I stacked on protein and I just got bloated..wasnt able to burn it….no exercise……I found out what I did was dead wrong…..

  • Faneshia

    Posted 2018-09-10 7:03 am

    Wow this is just what I needed. With summer time ending it’s important to know and keep up with your intake

  • Harish Joshi

    Posted 2018-09-10 8:49 am

    The calculator is insanely amazing. I have calculated the calories as well as protein required. Also, the post is superß. Thanks!

  • Jeferson

    Posted 2018-09-10 9:46 am

    I remember I stacked on too much protein like i would gather all protein rich foods and would put them in blender and before I knew it I was bloated…..only then I realized I was doing dead wrong……thanks for this post……

  • Coleccion De Fotografia

    Posted 2018-09-10 10:58 am

    The protein calculator is my personal favorite. I am so thankful that you always share such meaningful posts, you know I am a great fan of your blog. Please keep ’em coming! Thanks as always.

  • TheKitchenDoc

    Posted 2018-09-10 1:05 pm

    As a mostly vegetarian person I try to be very careful about what I eat so I have enough protein in my diet

  • Nina

    Posted 2018-09-10 4:36 pm

    This protein calculator is so useful. Sometimes, we get crazy over food and we forget that too much is not good.

  • Blair Villanueva

    Posted 2018-09-11 1:50 am

    Thanks for sharing these valuable information. Am not good with numbers, so this is very helpful guide.

  • Pujarini

    Posted 2018-09-11 4:36 am

    The protein calculator is very helpful. The dietary recommendations are quite informative to plan a healthy diet.

  • my wee thoughts

    Posted 2018-09-11 5:54 am

    This is a helpful guide if you’re working out and if you just wanted to gain muscles. Glad that we can now use an online calculator for it.

  • aisasami

    Posted 2018-09-11 6:04 am

    I been eating some sort of proteins during breakfast as Fabulous, an healthy living app, said that eating proteins can slow down the sugars thus giving me energy.

  • ashleynicolerice

    Posted 2018-09-11 10:04 am

    Love the chart! Very helpful! I find avocados to be a great source of protein as well. 🙂

  • misszestymagazine

    Posted 2018-09-12 12:35 am

    For someone trying to control weight this has been of great help! Thank you for sharing this blog

  • Edwin at Regular Daddy

    Posted 2018-09-12 8:59 am

    I love corn and tofu as the source of protein. I drink soy milk too..

  • Moments Inspire

    Posted 2018-09-13 1:14 pm

    I am currently on a healthy diet and needed to find more ways for protein. I found that protein in my diet helps me not have cravings later.

  • Rylla

    Posted 2018-09-13 1:37 pm

    I didn’t know thats what you could use to find out how much protein, I have been using an app that tells me how much to consume and looking at what you gave us I should be eating less protein than what an app tells me to eat.

  • Amanda

    Posted 2018-09-13 7:53 pm

    This calculator says I should eat 91g of protein and that is about how much I put in based on my macros! How cool!

  • Scott Gombar

    Posted 2018-09-13 8:08 pm

    I have always wondered what the right amount of protein is. This is useful information. Thanks for sharing.

  • Kansas Bonanno

    Posted 2018-09-13 11:11 pm

    What a great artical and a really helpful tool to use when trying to figure out what I need in the day.

  • acraftymix

    Posted 2018-09-14 3:55 am

    Oooooo loved that protein calculator. I never paid too much attention to how much protein I eat, but based on the calcs it looks like I should be upping my daily in take a bit 😀

  • smileymommey

    Posted 2018-09-14 5:12 am

    This blog post had taught me that eggs are the best source of protein and the cheapest at that. I also didn’t realized yoghurt can help do so much for our health.

  • maartjevansandwijk

    Posted 2018-09-14 5:15 am

    Thanks for the information! As a vegan, people always wonder where I get my protein. Now I can just refer them to this post 🙂

  • Megan

    Posted 2018-09-14 8:12 am

    Thanks for this, I appreciate you sharing! I’m always nervous about my intake of protein and this is awesome information.

  • Sue-Tanya Mchorgh

    Posted 2018-09-14 10:44 am

    I never knew a protein calculator existed until now. I truly learned a lot from this post. Thanks for sharing .

  • Tosha Ornelas

    Posted 2018-09-14 12:52 pm

    Great healthy post advice. I love protein but after reading Ur post I need to up my protein thanks

  • Preet

    Posted 2018-09-18 6:32 am

    Protein is really important to our body. I didn’t know that we v]can got lot of it from shrimp. Nexttime I will add this to my list.

  • Holly

    Posted 2018-09-18 9:04 am

    Lentils are one of my favorite forms of protein! My fiancee and I are trying to eat more of a vegan diet, so they’re a great option. I also love this calculator! I feel like so many people don’t think about their protein intake and how much they should really be getting.

  • Jasmine – LoveLifeLaughMotherhood

    Posted 2018-09-18 9:48 am

    I think most people don’t know exactly how much protein is best for them. this is an excellent guide!

  • olivialeavesblog

    Posted 2018-09-18 3:15 pm

    Thanks for pulling all this great info together! It can be such a mystery trying to find the best sources of protein!

  • Azlin Bloor

    Posted 2018-09-18 3:18 pm

    Great post, I’m sure lots of people will find this helpful. While I don’t live a low carb lifestyle, I do have a pretty high protein intake, given my workout schedule, and I am definitely better for it.

  • vidyatiru

    Posted 2018-09-18 3:24 pm

    am sure i will be using that protein calculator!! and being vegetarians, i am always on the lookout for the best protein sources for us alway.. thank you

  • themommyfiles03

    Posted 2018-09-18 3:50 pm

    This is some great information about protein and how we should consume. Thank you for sharing this.

  • lauren stewart

    Posted 2018-09-18 5:51 pm

    I am for sure going to be using that protein calculator – such a cool idea!!

  • Danielle

    Posted 2018-09-18 7:30 pm

    This was interesting! It’s great to know exactly how much protein to consume. I also love eggs and quinoa so I’m happy to know they have a lot of protein.

  • Eryka

    Posted 2018-09-18 10:21 pm

    This was one of the most informative posts I’ve read about protein! Thanks for all the info!

  • twinspirational

    Posted 2018-09-18 11:02 pm

    We are always trying to eat more protein to be healthier. We also try to be gluten free during the week.

  • Cia Black

    Posted 2018-09-19 1:47 pm

    All foods I already consumer. I have a high protein diet as it it.

  • Kirstie Kay | Share it Sister

    Posted 2018-09-19 3:29 pm

    I love the calculator you included!!! Such an amazing tool!

  • Nati

    Posted 2018-09-19 4:30 pm

    I am currently trying to lose weight and I’ve slightly increase the proportion of proteins I eat with excellent results! This calculator is awesome!

  • Ben_C

    Posted 2018-09-23 5:09 am

    Perfect article and I am glad you talk about protein. People tend to think they will not have enough… Nobody died from a lack of protein.

    Protein is everywhere and we should not try to find it so much. At least in a balanced diet.

    Ben –

  • notquitesupermommn

    Posted 2018-09-24 9:31 pm

    This calculator is super helpful, I was a little off on how much is the ideal amount to consume. My favorite sources are chicken, eggs and fish!

  • Clara

    Posted 2018-09-24 10:15 pm

    Thanks for the tips on protein. I try to cut back in general, but find when I eat protein I feel more satisfied.

  • Arunas

    Posted 2018-09-25 9:52 am

    Useful read. Nuts and lentils are my favorite forms of protein.

  • mrhappywork

    Posted 2018-09-25 10:24 am

    That calculator is pretty good compared to other ones I’ve seen. I’m glad to see it doesn’t just say you need a TON of protein or as much as possible or something. So many people think protein is a holy macro-nutrient, but it’s just another type of calorie and needs to be eaten in moderation like anything else. For me, I’m plant based diet so lentils, beans, and tofus make up a lot of protein.

  • Mad Mommy

    Posted 2018-09-26 2:57 pm

    I find protein especially important on days I workout. My body craves it.


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