The average adult needs about 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram or 2.20462 per pound of bodyweight a day, which comes out to roughly 56 grams of protein a day for men and 46 for women, according to the Institutes of Medicine.
Example: 172 (bodyweight) / 2.50462 (factor) = 78 grams of protein.
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A rule of thumb: the minimal need for amino acids, at 1.5 g per kg of body weight per day must be filled.
1.5 Grams Per Kilogram times Body Weight
1 pound is 0.453 kilograms
.454 times body weight
.454 x 167 = 75 Grams Protein
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