MINNEAPOLIS, April 27 (UPI) — A relatively high proportion of U.S. women who reported “eating more protein” to prevent weight gain were linked to reported weight loss, researchers say.
Lead author Noel Aldrich of the University of Minnesota said study participants who had reported weight loss with eating more protein had a protein intake that was consistent with the focus on protein suggested by the 2010 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee.
The Recommended Dietary Allowance for both men and women age 19 and older is 0.80 grams — .02 ounces — of good-quality protein per kilogram of body weight per day — a 150-pound adult would require 54 grams of high-quality protein daily. Three ounces, the recommended serving size, of lean meat or poultry contains about 25 grams of protein, while 1 cup of milk or yogurt contains 8 grams of protein. Cereals, grains, nuts and vegetables contain about 2 grams of protein per serving.