How much whey protein per day?

This question is about GLP-1 & Weight Loss

Sarah Achleithner

On average, one scoop of

whey protein

provides ~25 grams of protein, which can supply almost 40% of a sedentary adult’s daily protein needs. However, how much whey protein per day depends on your body weight, activity level, and fitness goals.

To determine how much whey protein per day is right for you, you should first understand how much protein in general is needed to fit your needs. According to the RDA, it’s estimated that the average sedentary adult needs at least 0.8 g of protein/kg of body weight/day (g/kg/d), while an active adult should aim for 1.4-2.0 g/kg/d [





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