Protein and Exercise are a Good Combination

A recent study confirms the Barix Clinics protein recommendations. It found that consuming twice the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of protein while exercising and dieting helps you maintain your muscle mass and lose more fat. But too much of a good thing isn’t such a good thing–taking in 3 times the RDA of protein had no additional benefits.

The RDA of protein for men is 56 grams per day and for women is 46 grams per day. When we calculate your protein goal at Barix, we use a different approach than the RDA. We base it upon 1.2 grams per kg of ideal body weight. This has the added benefit of accounting for different heights. After all, it is reasonable that a 5’11” tall person would need more protein than a 5’0” tall person.

Bottom line—make sure to meet your protein goals and exercise regularly as part of your new healthy lifestyle.


About Deb Hart

Deb Hart is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. For the last 28 years, she has been helping bariatric surgery patients reach their health and weight goals. She teaches people how to set up a lifestyle that supports a healthy weight. Deb set up her own lifestyle to include lots of long walks with her furry family members, workout classes at her local wellness center, meal prepping, and finding new ways to enjoy foods without added sugar.
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