SportMed Training: How Much Protein Do We Need?
Week 8 Sun Run In Training: Nutrition Tips
Both young and older women tend to consume less protein than their male counterparts. For an average 50 year old woman who weighs 154lbs, she needs 1.2g protein X 70kg = 84g protein per day to maintain and build muscle. She can get this much protein in one day from:
- 2 eggs (16g protein)
- 1 cup milk (8 g protein)
- 1 can tuna (30g protein)
- 100g chicken or 2/3 of a chicken breast (27g protein)
- ½ cup yogurt (4g protein)
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