If you are not very active then .8g/kg body weight, in your case about 42g a day. If you are very active, increase that to 1g/kg and up to 2g/kg for serious athletes. These are recommended amounts, I would certainly follow your swami.
Quoted from Lolafollow the frequency values and sizes best
palm of your hand.....
it has been ages since I ve used a scale in anything!!!
not even for cooking......I know, I am incorrigible!!! haha
Quoted from Christopher1Eat as much protein as you want as an O. Your body has a natural appetite switch for protein and will tell you to stop eating it. If you eat more than your body craves, you end up producing ammonia. Not so good.
Quoted from marjorie
I still feel like I dont know how much in grams would work best.
Quoted from akolleyWhere do you store your weight when you do put it on? Stomach, you need to keep protein higher (and that does not mean high fat ), and carbs lower (not ultra low). Insulin is a carb responce and that is the love handles. You have to gage by the mirror. For an "o", very unlikely that you would feel your best at a low level of protein as an "A" might. Fat is more of a balance act as to if u are a hunter(higher fat) or gatherer(lower fat), in my opinion. ;)
Quoted from Motherwould that calculation be for all protein, including animal AND vegetable, or just for animal?
Can someone please explain how this happens & what exactly does happen? I can eat protein all day & not lose, but as as soon as I introduce fat &/or vegs or nuts, it seems to help the weight move...Tait is too easy to eat too much protein and then you will produce an excess of ketones, and mess up your insulin response.
Quoted from PossumCan someone please explain how this happens & what exactly does happen?
Quoted TextWhen a high dietary protein intake is consumed, there is an increase in urea excretion, which suggests that amino acid oxidation is increased. High levels of protein intake increase the activity of branched-chain ketoacid dehydrogenase. As a result, oxidation is facilitated, and the amino group of the amino acid is excreted to the liver. This process suggests that excess protein consumption results in protein oxidation and that the protein is excreted. The body is unable to store excess protein. Protein is digested into amino acids, which enter the bloodstream. Excess amino acids are converted to other usable molecules by the liver in a process called deamination. Deamination converts nitrogen from the amino acid into ammonia, which is converted by the liver into urea in the urea cycle. Excretion of urea is performed by the kidneys. These organs can normally cope with any extra workload, but, if kidney disease occurs, a decrease in protein will often be prescribed. Furthermore, as noted, protein provides the body with 4 calories per gram, and when there is excess protein intake, the body will utilize as much of it for energy as possible. After that stage, the body will produce fat from the excess protein, turning it into fat cells. On the other hand, if people do not eat enough calories, body protein and protein from the food will be utilized for energy. This is not ideal as the main function of protein is to maintain muscle mass. Finally, when food protein intake is periodically high or low, the body tries to keep protein levels at an equilibrium by using the “labile protein reserve", which serves as a short-term protein store to be used for emergencies or daily variations in protein intake. However, that reserve is not utilized as longer-term storage for future needs.
Many researchers have also found that excessive intake of protein increases calcium excretion in urine. It has been thought that this occurs to maintain the pH imbalance from the oxidation of sulfur amino acids. Also, it is inconclusive whether bone resorption contributes to bone loss and osteoporosis. However, it is also found that a regular intake of calcium would be able to stabilize this loss.
Another issue arising from overconsumption of protein is a higher risk of kidney stone formation from calcium in the renal circulatory system. It has been found that high animal protein intake in healthy individuals increases the probability of forming kidney stones by 250 percent.
Quoted from PossumTa ABJoe - these two sentences appear to be contradictory??!! "The body is unable to store excess protein" &
"...when there is excess protein intake, the body will utilize as much of it for energy as possible. After that stage, the body will produce fat from the excess protein, turning it into fat cells."
& yet at the same time I can lose weight if I add fat to that intake???
Quoted from ABJoe
Here is the paragraph from Wikipedia discussing excess protein intake, although I don't see the same terms as GR used, so don't know if this answers your question:
Quoted from akolleySome are better fat burning o's (ketogenic), usually Hunters. Gatherers and Explorers probably do not do so well on Keto. Our individuality shines through in terms of Ketogenic. If you are a good fat burner you can go lower protein and carb and do very well. Carb burners have a very hard time accessing keto fuel and therefore feel really sluggish on a keto diet and generally will not lose weight. Cuz their body will not switch at the liver level. Ketogenisis is not ketoacidosis. Do not be fooled. Can you argue with the traditional diet of the Inuits. Do you think they got it wrong because a doctor did not advise them on a "Healthy" diet. Look at the population now that they have been introduced to carbs, diabetes and heart disease like crazy. Plains Indians= same outcome. Keto genic diets have been around since after the first sunrise. 8)
Thanks grey rabbit, for helping a possum out :DIt can get pretty confusing Possum, the body cannot store protein as protein, so it either excretes it or it turns it into something that it can store, fat. The article is pretty good, thanks Joe, but it's not a simple process, it involves a bit of an understanding of physiology or bio chem to really get the picture. I'd try to find a good balance, good fats are very important. Try keeping track of exactly how much protein you are eating for about three average days, then you might be able to see what's going on.