Thanks for the reply Lenin, I didn't expect someone to tell me that my current amount might be ok!
Most of the calories I get are from carbs, then protein, and last- fat. I think I'll make small changes first to see how high I can get my protein levels, such as string cheese as a snack instead of pudding, eat more tuna, get the smart ones higher in protein, etc. I really don't want to go the protein powder/shake route. When you are only consuming 1200 calories you want them all to be edible! But, if I find that even with the additional effort I am getting around 65 grams I'll try your breakfast idea.
Originally Posted by Lenin
Your 65 grams of protein are PROBABLY enough but 90 might better protect against muscle loss. Yes that calculation you did is correct.
To boost your protein intake without too much damaging your calories, you can start the day with a breakfast shake made from a cup skim milk, an egg, an ounce of protein powder and some flavoring, like cocoa and an artificial sweeetner...about 300 calores but about 45 grams of protein. If it's more calories than you want you can skip the egg and still get over 35 grams of protein for about 200 calories.
But 65 grams of protein with a decent carbohydrate intake (so your brain won't need to scavenge protein to get glucose) should be okay.