How much protein do I need?




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Clyde’s Corner

Q: How much protein do I need for weightlifting? – Joe Billings, Austin, Texas

A: For a healthy person, the RDA (Recommended Dietary Allowance) of 0.8 grams per kilogram of lean bodyweight (1 kilogram=2.2 pounds) is sufficient – if lifting to the extreme on a regular basis, 1.4 grams per kilogram of lean bodyweight (1 kilogram=2.2 pounds) for a healthy person. Consult a healthcare professional, especially, if health conditions such as kidney damage exist. Fish (preferably farm grown to avoid toxic contaminants) foul lean meats (in moderation), and, eggs are excellent sources odf protein. You may also try protein combining such as beans, and, rice. Milk, because of certain digestive incompatibilities, is no longer recommended.k

About the Author: Clyde Nassif is an international lecturer and Holistic Consultant with a client base in Houston, TX. He is a noted author of many blogs on health and personal issues across the Internet. He does both training on personal (in-home appointments only) as well as group sessions. Submit any questions you may have or to schedule a session(two week notice needed) to :


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DISCLAIMER: The information in this column, is NOT intended to diagnose and/or treat any health related issues and is provided solely for informational purposes only. Consult the appropriate healthcare professional before making any changes to your healthcare regime. Even what may seem like simple changes in the diet for example, can interact with, and alter, the efficiency of medications and/or the body’s response to the medications. Many herbs and supplements exert powerful medicinal effects. Neither the author, nor the web site designers, assume any responsibility for the reader’s use or misuse of this information.

© 2002 Nature’s Corner

Clyde T. Nassif, Holistic Consultant, Houston, TX

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