Hi new to fitness, am cutting and losing weight, wondering how much Protein intake per day

So I’m 24, 230 pounds at 5’8 (pretty much obese) and I haven’t exercised for about 8 years. I started a diet about a week ago and started cardio every 2 days and working out every 3 days, also counting my macros wondering how much protein I should take in per day, I heard 1 g of protein per 1 lb of body weight but I can only squeeze in about 140 grams of protein because I’m vegetarian including 2 protein shakes per day. I’m cutting at 1900 calories per day. Any tips? Is 140g of protein enough to prevent loose skin or loss of muscle? I don’t want to end up being skinny fat or not being able to workout.



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