Most people have that reaction at first, know I did.
But then it worked so well for weight loss, in addition to lowering my blood glucose, that I was willing to try it. I "worked up" to my ideal amount of protein; first with Marty Kendall's Macronutrient Masterclass, focused more on upping the Protein Percent of the diet.
Addendum to those ranges:
As the chart indicates, you should try to get around 100 grams if you’re a woman and 120 grams if you’re a man of average height and build. Eat more if you’re a man taller than 6 feet (183 cm) or a woman taller than 5’6″ (168 cm) or if you’re very physically active. Eat less if you’re shorter or have a very small frame.
If you are very physically active, over 50 years old, or most of your protein comes from plant sources, we recommend aiming for the higher end of the protein range (above 1.6 grams per kilo per day). This means adding another 20 to 30 grams of protein to the targets above.
If you are physically active, want to achieve very low body fat (less than 10% for men or 20% for women), or regularly practice intermittent fasting, you may want to add even more protein. (My emphasis)
I am tall, 5’9”, have a large frame, and am Way Over 50 years old. I daily IF, and am moderately active (for my age) so 145 gram seems good target for me.
People eating a higher percentage of protein eat up to 60% fewer calories (without hunger). Good article explaining this with the data based on free-living challenge members.
Protein for Weight Loss: How Much You Need and Why it Works
If you are not interested in weight loss, but would rather bulk up or gain weight, there are recommendations for that both in the PE Diet book and Optimising Nutrition, with good recipes for bulking (or so I’m told
There are many good podcast interviews with Dr Ted Naiman in the thread about the PE diet. A new one downloaded today from Boundless Body Radio. He spent some time answering the question how a person eating the more common 60 grams of protein increases it. (Slowly, small changes, what food works easily, like the fermented low fat dairy)