Welcome to A1’s Simple Protein Calculator. First select unit of measurement. Next, select your daily activity level. Last, adjust the slider to equal your body weight. The protein calculator will automatically approximate the total amount of protein you should consume each day for optimal results.
Please note the activity levels defined below:
- Normal person (relatively inactive) – Sedentary most of the time. Individuals within this group do not require more than 0.36 grams of protein for every pound of body weight.
- Intermediate athlete – a person that does at least 40 minutes of exercise four to five times each week is considered moderately active and should require an average of 0.54 grams of protein for every pound of body weight.
- Serious Bodybuilder – athletes that are considered extremely active almost every day of the week, leading to a greater requirement for protein in order to initiate optimum levels of repair and re-growth (0.63 grams of protein per pound in women and 0.72 grams per pound in men).
Many medical practitioners recommend protein consumption as a means of building muscle mass which would in turn initiate weight loss, sources of protein are numerous ranging from skinless chicken breast to egg whites, nuts and various dairy products. The market is also saturated with healthy protein products for consumption which include many types of protein powders, bars and shakes.