Protein is the basic building block of your body, very much responsible for cellular repair as well as protein synthesis. Miss the mark on protein and you will fail to build.
HOW MUCH PROTEIN DO YOU NEED?
That depends on a lot of factors:
How old are you?
How hard do you train?
How frequently do you train?
What’s your body composition?
What are your goals?
What is your macronutrient profile?
For example, a person who eats a low carb diet and just enough calories to create an anabolic environment will need more protein than one who has a higher carb profile, whereby the extra carbs have a protein sparing effect. A person training for long durations, 60-75 minutes per day of strenuous exercise may require significantly more protein, especially if their job is demanding as well.
So what’s the answer?
The truth is, protein needs vary depending on the individual, hence the reason why cookie cutter diets do not work. Under the eye of a trained professional who can help determine your needs after a through analysis of your situation, you can move forward confidently. Until then, its hit and miss, and the consequences could be years of no progress.
As a general rule, I like to have a person eat
0.8-1.5 GRAMS OF PROTEIN X THEIR LEAN MUSCLE MASS, again depending on their UNIQUE GOALS and CIRCUMSTANCES