What Is The Right Amount of Protein?

This week Dr. Dan and I are discussing the topic of protein, and the proper amount to consume based on your own body weight.

Watch The Video To See Lee’s Answer



The RDA (Recommended Dietary Allowance) suggests that a healthy adult male should have 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of lean body weight.

While, some studies have suggested that for an active adult male 1.2 – 1.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body mass is allowable per day based on activity level.

Bodybuilders over the years have highly recommended 1 gram of protein per body pound per day.

To use protein efficiently, it’s recommended that the average healthy adult to consume 20-40 grams of protein per meal.

I’m Lee Labrada, your lean body coach.

Yours for a Lean Body,

Your Lean Body Coach™
Houston, Texas

About the Author: One of the world’s most well-known and celebrated bodybuilding legends, Lee Labrada holds 22 professional bodybuilding titles, including the IFBB Mr. Universe. He is one of few pro bodybuilders in history to consistently place in the top four at the Mr. Olympia competition (the “Super Bowl” of bodybuilding) for seven consecutive years—a feat he shares with Arnold Schwarzenegger.

He has appeared on the covers of more than 100 bodybuilding and fitness magazines and has been featured on CNBC, FOX, NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN and ESPN as a fitness and nutrition expert.

Lee was also inducted into the Bodybuilding Hall of Fame, is an Internationally known best selling fitness authos and holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Civil Engineering. For more about Lee please visit his page here: Lee Labrada’s page.

Dr. Dan GwartneyDaniel Gwartney, M.D. took the path less traveled and combined his passion for health, fitness, and bodybuilding with the knowledge and experience learned during his medical training. A former world-ranked natural bodybuilder, appearing on the covers of Muscle Media 2000 and Ironman Magazine, and a regular contributor to several of the top bodybuilding and fitness magazines, he provides unique insight into the application of fitness into medicine and medicine into fitness.