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How do you know how many grams of protein you need per day?

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According to Canadian Living, the recommended daily value of protein is 0.8 to 1.8 grams of protein per 1 kilogram of body weight. To calculate this amount, divide your weight in pounds by 2.2 to obtain the value in kilograms and then multiply this value by 0.8 and 1.8.

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How do you know how many grams of protein you need per day?
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After multiplying the amount of weight in kilograms by 0.8 and 1.8, you get a range of recommended daily values of protein to consume. Canadian Living notes that a person who is sedentary should eat the amount of protein in the lower range, while women who are pregnant or highly active people should eat the recommended amount in the upper range.

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