Ladies, you may be eating a well-rounded diet, but are you getting enough protein to support your performance and physique goals? Here’s what the latest research recommends!
From hormones and enzymes to muscles and the immune system, every cell in your body contains protein. That’s why it’s so important to get enough in your diet!
The recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for protein is 0.8 grams per kilogram of body weight, or about 0.36 grams per pound.
If you lift weights regularly, however, you can throw that RDA right out the window.
Your body needs more protein to enhance recovery from training and support muscle growth and maintenance.
The problem is that “more protein” isn’t exactly specific.
For a long time, active women have been guessing as to the amount of protein they need to sculpt and maintain a lean, strong body.
But the days of guesswork are coming to an end!
My research team at The Performance & Physique Enhancement Laboratory at the University of South Florida have been studying how varying amounts of protein in the diet influence body composition in resistance-trained women.