Calculate your protein needs by multiplying your body weight in pounds by the following factors listed below based on your category.
Table adapted from Clark, nancy. The power of protein. The physician & sportsmedicine. 24 (4), 1996.
Pregnant – Extra 10 grams of protein per day
Breastfeeding Exerciser – Extra 20 grams of protein per day
To determine the amount of protein in food and to ensure you meet your protein needs, use the following as a guide: