Members of our personal training team are often asked how much protein someone should consume on a daily basis. While the exact amount depends on someone’s weight, their activity level and specific fitness goals, we have found that with the exception of athletes, most people get less protein each day than would be optimal for supporting their fitness efforts.
Why do most people fall short of optimal protein intake? The main reason is because many of the foods that have become staples of modern diets don’t have a lot of protein. Although meats like chicken and beef definitely have plenty of protein, most people only eat meat 1-2 times per day. And even if someone is supplementing their primary diet with a protein shake, they may be looking for other solid sources of protein. Continue reading