A Meal Plan: Protein-Style
Wondering how much protein you need every day? Experts offer a variety of formulas but, the Institute of Medicine Dietary Reference Intakes, suggests that the acceptable range for protein is 10–35 percent of daily calories. People trying to lose weight should aim for the middle of that range, Maria Kinirons, RDN, director of science and nutrition for WW International, suggests—or about 20–25 percent of their calories. That would equal about 60–75 grams of protein on a 1,200-calorie diet.
If you’re a typical Member, here’s what you might eat in a day to get your protein:
Total protein for the day: 82 g