Getting enough protein is essential for good health, and experts agree that the minimum daily protein goal* for good health is 46 grams for adult women and 56 grams for adult men. We challenge you to meet this minimum daily goal 15 times in 30 days timeframe for a chance to win year’s supply of MUSCLE MILK™ products and a $500 UA Gift Card.
*MyFitnessPal calculates your personal protein goal to be 20% of daily calories, which surpasses your minimum daily needs. To complete the objective of this challenge we encourage you meet at least the recommended dietary allowance (RDA). The RDA is the least amount of protein needed daily to maintain good health as supported by the Dietary Guidelines for America 2015.
Protein needs depend on many factors including: age and exercise intensity, duration and frequency. You also need to take in enough calories to support optimal performance and protein utilization.
As a general guideline, consuming about 50-90% of your body weight in grams of protein for active adults and athletes will meet your daily requirements. A professional athlete’s protein needs will be very different from someone who is mildly active based on the factor of the frequency of intense workouts. If you are less active, you may require less daily protein.
Source: Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Dietitians of Canada, and the American College of Sports Medicine: Nutrition and Athletic Performance, Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 48(3):543-668, March 2016.