Research continues to suggest that protein is one of the most beneficial macros to eat when looking to lose weight.
Higher intakes of protein are linked to better appetite control decreased cravings, and improved body composition. Protein also protects lean mass in a calorie deficit, keeping your metabolism running strong and assisting in better physical results overall.
However Keto doesn’t typically suggest high protein intake. In fact, the exact amount you need seems to be up for constant debate.
Based on Keto Diet's macronutrient range your protein intake would equal 20 to 30% of your total energy. With the understanding that protein supplies four calories for every gram, you can easily calculate this amount for yourself.
- For example, if you need 2,000 calories per day, your protein intake would be 100 to 150 grams of (400 - 600 calories/ four calories per gram).
However, your ideal protein requirements are more closely determined by your muscle mass than your calorie needs. This is because protein is crucial for so many vital functions and acts as a building block for nearly every cell in your body.