How much protein does somebody trying to lose weight need? I've heard 1 gram per pound lean body mass and 1 gram per pound of bodyweight, which is it?
My current stats are a weight of ~263 pounds (havent weighed since Wednesday). According to Body Tracker, I have 196 pounds of lean body mass.
My current diet currently consists of 2 servings (as in two different shakes) of low-carb Metabolic Drive with one scoop of L-Leucine each and one or two tbsp of flax meal. I have one in the morning and one about two hours before bed. I usually only eat two solid meals a day. I sometimes occasionally have a handful or so of almonds or walnuts or etc during the day. I also have 6 Flameout caps a day, two with meal one, 4 with meal two. I also plan to start taking and trying Alpha Male on Monday.
I know, I hear it all the time, eat more, but it truly is hard for me. My schedule is hectic usually and dont have time for more. However, they are big meals, usually up to a pound of steak, one and a half breasts of chicken (or more), two cans of tuna, couple fish fillets etc along with a salad of some kind dressed in olive oil or I have my meat in some kind of stir fry (occasionally I make a meatloaf type concucsion without the bread crumbs). No grains, just meat, veggies, some dairy (about 3 times a week or so) and one or two pieces of fruit a week...
My current average daily protein intake is over 200 grams. My question is, is my current protein intake high enough to drop fat and build muscle or should I through another scoop of Grow! into my shakes for and additional 40 grams of protein per day?