ABSOLUTELY!! Most of the time people are over-consuming protein. There is much literature out there suggesting that getting anywhere between 1.6 - 2.2 grams of protein per kilogram of bodyweight (between 0.7 and 1.0 grams of protein per pound of bodyweight) is sufficient to not only build strength, but improve body composition by decreasing % body fat and increasing lean muscle mass. Upwards of 1.5 grams of protein per pound of bodyweight has not shown any significance in building more muscle.
In the X-factor meal plan, you should be able to easily reach these protein recommendations. For example:
- 6 oz of chicken breast will have around 31.5 grams of protein
- 5 oz of salmon will have around 30-36 grams of protein
- 1 serving of yogurt will have around 12-22 grams of protein (depends on what you're getting)
- 1 egg has around 6 grams of protein
- 1 egg white has around 5 grams of protein
- 1/2 cup of cooked lentils has around 9 grams of protein
- Rx2 XLR8 has 30 grams of protein
Nearly every food out there will have some protein. When you combine these foods to create meals and snacks within the X-factor meal plan, you're getting enough protein.
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