Within almost any weight loss/fat loss plan, you will see protein is heavily emphasized. The reasoning for this is multifactorial. Heres why!
The common saying is 1gram per pound you weigh. However, very few people actually need that much. Research has shown the minimum amount to maintain muscle mass for most adults is 0.8 g per kilogram( 0.37 grams per pound). However, depending on the demands we place on our body and the goals we have, we may need additional protein intake.