[quote:ad9c406ed5="linda01720"]Is it possible to stay in the zone (as determined by Dr. Sears' hormonal chart on this site) but not be eating the right amount of protein? Either too little or too much. How could one tell?
If this has already been discussed, I'd appreciate a reference. I looked but haven't read everything.
Linda in MA[/quote:ad9c406ed5]
Go here to determine your daily protein requirement: http://www.drsears.com/femalebodyfa...tor.member
If you're looking for a reference, get the book "Mastering The Zone". It's all explained in there and the appendix contains the actual tables of factors as well as the method used to determine daily protein requirement.
While the average woman requires 77g P per day (11 blocks) that varies depending on LBM and activity level. I happen to need 13 to 14 blocks a day (I'm 5' 7 1/2" with a higher than average activity level and LBM).[/color:ad9c406ed5]