US Department of Argiculture recommends a daily intake of protein of some 8/10 of a gram per kilo of bodyweight. Action people do much better with exactly double this recommendation particularly if fat loss was the goal.
Researchers from Nova Southeastern University noted that high protein intake (considered 3.4 grams per kilo or more) PLUS weight training programs for 8 full weeks showed significant decreases in body weight, percent fat and fat mass compared to a group consuming a full gram less.
High protein without training does very little.
Conclusion? Training and consuming suggested levels of protein are very beneficial to all athletes, increasing strength and decreasing fat.[/fusion_text]