I think I've been in denial about protein. I know we need it, especially for weight loss and intense workouts, but I've never really been one to track the grams I'm getting. Just for kicks, I asked Scott to tell me the formula for calculating how much protein you should be getting. I have a tendency to ask others to do things for me I could clearly do for myself. It's endearing, isn't it?
Here's the formula
Take that number and multiply it by .8 on the low end if you're totally sedentary, or 1.8 if you're very active.
Here's how it breaks down for me
So I should be taking in between 83-187 grams of protein a day. HOLY PROTEIN, right?
I feel like I've had a lot of protein today so far with My greek yogurt and blueberry b-fast and double turkey burger lunch and I've only still had 60 grams.
I'm definitely not sedentary (except for when I watch Tyra-my dirty little secret) but I'm also not EXTREMELY active either. I'm shooting for 100 grams of protein a day and that seems like I'll have to invest in a pig farm to be able to keep up my protein habit. I think the reason this is so shocking to me is because I'm not a huge meat eater. Until this week where I recommitted myself we never ever bought meat to prepare in the house. We're not vegetarian, although we have been in the past, we just mostly eat meat when we eat out and not so much in the home.
How do you get your protein? Meat? Meat substitutes? Eggs? Yogurt? Beans? What else?