Let’s start with the basics. According to the National Institutes of Health, the general recommended daily allowance for a woman ages 19-30 is 46 grams, or about 0.36 grams per pound of body weight, or about 10-20% of your totally calorie intake. Those looking to gain more muscle or are super active might need more protein.
That’s really not that much protein! Some sources claim most Americans get too much protein. And if we’re too focused on protein, we could potentially be overlooking other important nutrients!