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How much protein should I be eating on a ketogenic diet?

 

Typically, proteins are considered 45% ketogenic and 58% anti-ketogenic, because a bit more than half of the protein is converted to glucose. This means, like carbohydrates, it CAN kick us out of ketosis, if you eat too much.

The perfect for protein, preventing loss of muscle mass while keeping you in ketosis is different from person to person and depends on your lean body mass and activity levels. The suggested protein intake is as follows:

  • Sedentary: 0.8g of protein per pound of lean body mass.

  • Lightly Active: 0.8 – 1.0g of protein per pound of lean body mass.

  • Highly Active: 1.0 – 1.2g of protein per pound of lean body mass.

 

 

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