Step 1. Determine the minimum grams of protein that George should consume daily using the RDA for adults. ________________. Some authorities recommend that strength athletes consume 1.4 – 1.7 grams protein/ kg of body weight. How many grams of protein could George set as his goal if he uses these recommendations? _______ ( Provide values for both 1.4 gms/kg and 1…7 gms/kg )
Calculating Protein Intake
Yourclient George, aged 28, is 5 foot 11 inches tall and weighs 172 pounds (78 kg.). His BMI of 24 is at the upper limit of the normal range. George is a weight lifter and wants to build more muscle. He comes to you with questions regarding his protein intake. He is considering adding a protein supplement to his daily diet. The product he wants to buy contains 25 grams of protein / 14 oz. bottle and contains 174 calories. Calculations show that George needs approximately 3194 calories daily to maintain his weight. He has questions regarding the total amount of protein he should consume daily to facilitate muscle building.