Our expert says:
According to Burke and Deakin, athletes who do weight training require 1.5- 1.7 g of protein/kg body weight per day during the early training phase and 1.0-1.2 g of protein/kg body weight per day in the steady state phase once the initial training is completed. Thus you need to decide which phase you are in an adjust your protein intake accordingly. I would estimate that you don't need more than about 100g of protein per day unless you are doing very serious body building. You can use protein shakes to boost your protein intake and stick to your diet which seems reasonable. Click on 'Fitness' at the top of this page and then on 'Nutrition' and read the articles on 'Diets for Sportsmen and women' with special emphasis on protein and carbs.
Good luck with the training
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