Originally Posted by apeneck sweeney
I'm going to be laid up for a bit, unable to lift. How much protein should I take to minimize muscle loss? What's a sufficient amount for a month downtime?
I ask because I can't really exercise or even move around much, so I'd like to cut down all my food intake. Lying in bed I like this I tend to get fat, naturally.
Seeing how it takes around 9 days for your body to transition from one protein usage state to the next, half the time will be in transition. That said, it appears as though you will be dieting as to minimize fat gain while immoble. I would aim for 1-1.5g/lb of bodyweight as a safe range.