How much protein do I need?
How much protein do I need? Will eating too much protein make me gain weight?
Submitted by anniekaykay

I would also answer that it's important to focus on where your protein is coming from -- lean protein sources, like fish, chicken and turkey breast, beans, eggs, nuts, and low fat dairy products will be your best options. Quality is just as important as quantity!
Answered by Dr_Chris_Mohr
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Submitted by materi1

Unless you are meat junkie or are binging on proteins. Its unusual to gain weight just from overeating protein. 0.8gm/kg Body Weight is recommended for daily protein intake. Or six servings. Ex of 1 serving: 1 egg, 1 oz fish or poultry, red meat, 1/3 c dried beans, 2 oz Tufu.
Submitted by achoover20

This depends on your activity level. The more active you are the more protein is necessary to maintain muscle. .6gram/pound of body weight is fine for sedentary people, .8g/lb for active, and 1g/lb for very active/ athletes is generally what is recommended. Yes, eating too much protein CAN make you gain weight. If you are eating more energy than you are expending you will gain. Overall, calorie balance is what matters in the end. Eating less then you expend = weight loss & more = weight gain.
Submitted by Guardianangel3579