Here at Muscle Gainer, we’ve got one big goal. And, that’s to help you achieve the body that you really want. Of course, there can sometimes be quite a bit of guesswork that goes into achieving your ideal physique. But, one of the biggest places that people tend to get confused about is just how much protein to consume. And, that’s why we’ve decided to post a Protein Calculator for Building Muscle. Because, we believe that there shouldn’t be quite so much guesswork into achieving your goals.
How To Use The Protein Calculator
So, how do you actually use the Muscle Gainer Protein Calculator for Muscle Building? Well, it’s pretty easy. Firstly, step on a scale and get an accurate reading of your weight. (We’re using the American system, so you’ll have to figure out what your weight is in pounds if you’re used to Metric.) Then, just plug in your weight in the first field. You can use either the scroll tabs or you can just type in your weight. Next, you just need to select your sex. At the moment, we only have options for Male and Female. If you don’t feel like either of those describes you, we just ask for you to choose the option that best suits you.
Once you have your weight and sex plugged into the Protein Calculator, you’ll see the section that says, “Ounce of Protein Needed Per Day.” That section should give you the amount of protein – in ounces, obviously – that you should consume per day to build muscle. However, if you’d rather see that in grams, you can just go down to the next section. Actually, the formula we used to figure out the number of grams of protein you should eat is pretty simple. Literally just take your weight in pounds – and that’s how many grams are appropriate, based on our Protein Calculator. Give it a shot below – plug in your weight and sex and see what comes up!
Our Protein Calculator Disclaimer
You’ll see us say this several times, but we aren’t medical professionals. So, when it comes to finalizing your dietary goals, you’ll want to talk to a dietician or a doctor. Because, they’ll be able to tell you how much protein (and other macronutrients) you should be eating to stay healthy. Diets are very personal. And, just because one diet or calculation works out for someone doesn’t mean that it will work for everyone. If you do use our Protein Intake Calculator, we highly suggest that you double-check the calculations with your doctor. The Protein Calculator is not intended to replace any professional medical advice.
Protein Calculator By Weight
You might notice that our Protein Calculator for Building Muscle does not offer calculations for weights under 80 pounds. That’s because these calculations are meant for fully-grown adults. And, if you feel that your child needs any particular diet, you will need to consult your child’s pediatrician for medically-accurate information. In fact, as a general rule, most of the information on our site is only intended for adults over age 18. Even teenagers may have different dietary needs than adults.
You may also notice that our Protein Calculator tops out at 400 pounds. Now, we think that if you want to build muscle, you should be able to. And, muscle is a great catalyst for burning fat. However, just make sure that if you have body concerns, such as being clinically overweight or obese, that you get your doctor’s permission before starting any certain diet.
Why Use A Protein Calculator for Muscle Building?
Think about every gym rat you’ve ever met. We’re guessing that each person had their very own ideas about what they should be doing to get the best results. There are the “cardio bunnies” who try to lose fat rapidly by running themselves ragged on the treadmill. And, then there are the guys who spend all their time doing the heavy lifting. But, the reality is that different approaches work for different people. And, that’s true for diet as well. But, if you’re trying to gain muscle specifically, you do need to be consuming protein. And, that’s where the Protein Calculator comes into play. Because, a lot of people underestimate how much protein they actually need to consume to get good results.
Protein Calculator And Different Protein Sources
Most people understand that protein is a macronutrient (the others are fats and carbohydrates). And, we’re guessing a lot of people have heard about the general sources of protein. For example, you may already know about lean meats, fish, and eggs. But, did you know that protein can crop up in some unexpected places? For example, there are a lot of vegetarian sources of protein. Beans and lentils are often a fairly good source of protein. Dairy can often contain more protein that you’d think. And, even green vegetables can contain a surprising amount of protein. So, just because you’re vegetarian or vegan doesn’t mean you can’t get enough protein. And, if you do eat meat and other animal products, you don’t always have to rely on those sources to get protein. It’s possible to shake up your sources in order to match the intake recommended by our Protein Calculator. So, there’s no excuse for getting bored!
Protein Calculator Overview
We hope that you’ve had a chance to learn more about the Protein Calculator and even try it out for yourself. Because, the best way to get great results is to really step into the challenge! Like we’ve said, just make sure that you ask your doctor before making any drastic changes to your diet, exercise, or supplement routine. Because, your safety is the top priority.
We hope you come back soon to learn more about achieving lean muscle and looking and feeling incredible as you go. If you want to learn more about what we do here at Muscle Gainer, just make sure to check out more of our articles. And, we hope you take a second to check out some of the supplements that you might see above, under, and to the side of this article. Thanks for reading Muscle Gainer and learning about our Protein Calculator!