FINALLY! Here‘s an article that doesn’t give a one sized-fits all dose of protein. I highly recommend reading the entire informative article, but here are the highlights;
Recommended daily protein intake depends largely on health goals and activity level:
0.8 g/kg body weight (0.36 g/lb) if your weight is stable and you don’t exercise
1.0-1.5 g/kg (0.45-0.68 g/lb) if your goal is weight loss or you’re moderately active
1.5-2.2 g/kg (0.68-1 g/lb) if your goal is weight loss and you’re physically active
People who are obese should calculate their daily protein intake based on their goal weight, not existing body weight (in order to not ingest too many calories)
People with kidney or liver damage should consult their doctor when determining how much protein to eat. Too much protein can overwork previously damaged organs and can exacerbate symptoms. Otherwise healthy people can eat an extra chicken breast or opt for another protein shake without worrying about their health.
Remember, like healthy fats and carbohydrates the key to good health is balance. Don’t overdose or skimp on any nutrients, your body will thank you 🙂