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Protein Intake

Just how much protein should you be eating? The 'right' amount of protein depends on many factors including an individuals activity levels, age, muscle mass, physique goals and current state of health.

Protein is a source of energy that is very important as its main role in the body is growth and repair. It is important to fuel your body with protein so that your muscles can repair themselves and grow after exercise or day to day activities. 

As a guideline, you should be aiming to get 2.2 grams of protein per kilgoram of body weight per day. So generally, a female weighing 75kg should be eating 165grams of protein a day depending on their individual needs and fitness goals.

It is a good idea to spread your protein intake throughout the day in each of your meals so that it is easier for you to hit your recommended intake. Also to supply your muscles with a constant and steady source of protein to help your muscles. 

There are many sources of high protein foods including chicken, beef, seafood, beans and nuts. Try incorporating these food groups into your meals to help your muscles grow and repair!

 

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