Why use the protein calculator?

This protein calculator is perfect to find out the amount of protein you should have daily. You can alter the calculator to your particular goal. This takes the guessing out of daily protein intake. Whether you are looking to lose weight, increase muscle mass or maintain your current weight, this has you covered.

Calculating protein intake takes the guessing out of your protein consumption. You shouldn’t need to supplement your diet with protein shakes, instead foods that are high in protein can be better for you. Find out what amount of protein you need now.

What is protein?

Proteins are large, complex molecules that are included in many critical roles in the body. Proteins are required for cell function, whilst they are needed for structure, function and the regulation of the tissues and organs in the body.

Proteins are made up by combinations of amino acids which are attached in long chains. There are 20 different types of amino acids that when combined make up a variety of different proteins. The change in amino acid combination will produce a protein that has a specific 3D structure with a specific function. An example of a protein is an enzyme. Enzymes like amylase are produced to help with the break down of starch in food.

Protein Source
Source of protein.

Why do we need protein in our diet?

Proteins perform many roles in the body. When exercising your muscles will get damaged through micro-tears. By achieving your goal for daily protein you give your body the chance to recover and repair. Your dietary intake of protein is key for the development of children, adolescents and pregnant women; whilst playing a key role in the production of new cells. Alongside this, protein helps to make you feel fuller quicker, therefore eating less in the long run. Other proteins are used in the digestion of foods, oxygenation of blood and hormone regulation. The protein calculator takes the guessing out of your requirements.

What are some high protein foods?

Having a high protein food in your diet can help you to achieve you protein intake goal without having to supplement. The table below gives you some examples of foods high in protein.

Food SourceExamples
Lean MeatBeef, Lamb, Veal, Pork, Venison
PoultryChicken, Duck Turkey
Fish/SeafoodCod, Prawns, Lobster, Mussels, Scallops etc
EggsDuck, Chicken
Dairy ProductsMilk, Cottage Cheese
NutsCashew, Hazelnut, Pecan etc
Legumes/BeansLentils, Chickpeas etc
High protein food sources
The protein calculator gives you a target to aim for.
Eggs are a great protein source.

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