Recommended Protein Intake
Know how much is too much—or too little
WAY TO THRIVE
The average American eats almost twice the amount of protein they need each day. For example, the average 150-pound man eats about 100 grams of protein each day, but needs only 54 grams.
For a predialysis diet, the recommendation is .8 grams of protein per kilogram each day. For example, a 70-kilogram (150-pound) man should eat 54 grams of protein each day. (This changes depending on your stage.) So by cutting the protein you currently eat in half, you’ll probably get close to where you need to be. Ask your dietitian so you know your personal goal.