25 August 2010
i'm way low on my protein intake
i was having a lunch with a co-worker yesterday, discussing nutrition. he asserted that most people actually eat less protein than they need. naturally, i asked how much protein i should be eating.
"you should be eating half your body weight."
"really? over what time period?"
he seemed thrown by this question, as the answer was obvious: "every day."
i agreed that, by that measure, i am certainly low on my protein intake. i suggested that may be a bit high, but he insisted this was the case.
i finally brought out some real numbers: "so you're saying that every day i should be eating some 85 pounds of protein."
"what? no! 85 grams".
oh, my mistake.