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Per meal how much grams of protein and fats does everyone have?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 16, 2012 at 7:57 AM

I usually 3-4 eggs and maybe a breast of turkey hat about you guys I guess over about 40-50g a meal what does everyone think? To much to little?

91f5be33a7ec9f59a5c528af3c75175d

on July 19, 2012
at 02:30 PM

thanks guys both really helpful, apparently I was reading your body will never waste protein it is just stored and used as energy, cant remember where I read it but... thanks for that CD, and once again RaiseFitness appreciate the insight.

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on July 19, 2012
at 12:46 PM

Agreed per meal is wrong. I usually eat two meals, and one has about 50g, and the other about 100. sometimes I eat just one meal, and sometimes 3.

Fc25b41326b954c4e5b8ce0dabb889a6

(523)

on July 17, 2012
at 02:29 AM

I'm not exactly saying that it was correct. I'm simply saying, depending on your size, your body can only process 7-12 grams of protein an hour. Look at times between meals (digestion time) and do the math. Protein consumption tells the body to slow down digestion too to give the transport molecules time to do their jobs and process all of the protein that has been thrown at it, while handling other nutrients in the stomach (we don't eat straight protein...)

631b29d5ab1146e264e91d08103bb72c

(1277)

on July 16, 2012
at 02:38 PM

Agreed and I guess I measure a bit too. I eat ~1 pound of meat and ~1 pound of veggies plus a sweet potato for lunch and the ~1 pound of meat and ~1 pound of veggies for dinner. If that qualifies as "weighing and measuring" then I am all in.

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on July 16, 2012
at 02:01 PM

I really only count when I go to the butcher and ask for a pound of meat so I can take it home to cook for dinner.

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on July 16, 2012
at 02:00 PM

I eat between 1 and 1.5 lbs of meat per day minimum, and get at least 1g per lb for my 144 lb of bodyweight.

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on July 16, 2012
at 01:58 PM

the 30g per meal has been disproven many times.

Fc25b41326b954c4e5b8ce0dabb889a6

(523)

on July 16, 2012
at 01:20 PM

It really depends on the meat. I sometimes feel that way with fatty meats because saturated fats fill you up BIGTIME. the 1:1 is pretty difficult. 154 grams of protein a day. Yesterday I ate 9 eggs (at different times) x 8g/avg 4 slices of bacon 6-8/avg 1 large chicken breast 32g/avg 1 lb of ground beef 42/g (21g/serving) Thats a LOT of food for one day. Don't worry, veggies were involved.

631b29d5ab1146e264e91d08103bb72c

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on July 16, 2012
at 12:48 PM

I will never understand the point of going paleo + counting. I have no idea calories or carbs or grams of whateveryouwanttoputhere. I just eat food.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

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on July 16, 2012
at 12:44 PM

I usually eat about 8-10 ounces of the protein source per meal. I think that works out to about 40-60 grams of pure protein per meal. I lift weights 4x week and practice Jitsu 5-7xweek so I'm pretty active. I eat about 2700-2900 calories daily so my protein is somewhere near 25% of my daily calories. I am thinking of reducing my protein intake a bit though, so I can eat more carbohydrate. I weigh about 170 pounds. Male.

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3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

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on July 19, 2012
at 12:02 PM

I think per meal is a bad metric. What's a meal? What about protein in snacks?

The 30g of protein has been debunked numerous times. Yes there is a limit, but it's highly variable person-to-person and based on what else is in the meal (Fat allows you to absorb more protein).

If you look average, per day, over a week. I am about 150g of Protein/day. I typically eat 2-3 meals, and will have a snack on days I don't IF.

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on July 19, 2012
at 12:46 PM

Agreed per meal is wrong. I usually eat two meals, and one has about 50g, and the other about 100. sometimes I eat just one meal, and sometimes 3.

91f5be33a7ec9f59a5c528af3c75175d

on July 19, 2012
at 02:30 PM

thanks guys both really helpful, apparently I was reading your body will never waste protein it is just stored and used as energy, cant remember where I read it but... thanks for that CD, and once again RaiseFitness appreciate the insight.

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45ace03a0eff1219943d746cfb1c4197

(3661)

on July 16, 2012
at 12:44 PM

I have no idea. I never count them.

631b29d5ab1146e264e91d08103bb72c

(1277)

on July 16, 2012
at 12:48 PM

I will never understand the point of going paleo + counting. I have no idea calories or carbs or grams of whateveryouwanttoputhere. I just eat food.

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on July 16, 2012
at 02:01 PM

I really only count when I go to the butcher and ask for a pound of meat so I can take it home to cook for dinner.

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5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on July 16, 2012
at 10:54 AM

It really depends on the person. How large they are, their lean mass, activity level, goals, etc. I eat @34 grams per meal (more at breakfast, less at dinner), but I'm undoubtedly smaller than you. There are various formulas, but they usually have a spread of values, again depending on your goals.

Actually, right now I'm doing a W30, so I'm not calculating my protein grams. The W30 guidelines call for 1-2 palm size portions of meat or fish, or as many eggs as I can hold in one hand per meal*. It's kind of a nifty guideline because it automatically changes by persons size. Then you go with the 1-2 based on activity level.

*They have additional recommendations for people doing heavy workouts.

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91f5be33a7ec9f59a5c528af3c75175d

on July 19, 2012
at 11:29 AM

Thanks for all the comments guys I love the variety of answers i get it's so interesting Thanks again :)

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F9013a3c7944d40c983e955f3cc83627

on July 16, 2012
at 12:04 PM

Its funny, but I tried eating my recommended amount of protein with 1g per lean body mass (around 110), but quickly realized that was just too much for me. I may not have been swapping protein calories for fat, but I gained weight, and it just FELT like too much food. I was eating past comfort.

SO, I have scaled back to 4oz of meat, seafood, chicken, game, etc. per meal. I think it comes out to .6g of protein per pound of lean body mass. (I call it 75g). But, like Karen, I may be smaller than you and I'm female.

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on July 16, 2012
at 02:00 PM

I eat between 1 and 1.5 lbs of meat per day minimum, and get at least 1g per lb for my 144 lb of bodyweight.

631b29d5ab1146e264e91d08103bb72c

(1277)

on July 16, 2012
at 02:38 PM

Agreed and I guess I measure a bit too. I eat ~1 pound of meat and ~1 pound of veggies plus a sweet potato for lunch and the ~1 pound of meat and ~1 pound of veggies for dinner. If that qualifies as "weighing and measuring" then I am all in.

Fc25b41326b954c4e5b8ce0dabb889a6

(523)

on July 16, 2012
at 01:20 PM

It really depends on the meat. I sometimes feel that way with fatty meats because saturated fats fill you up BIGTIME. the 1:1 is pretty difficult. 154 grams of protein a day. Yesterday I ate 9 eggs (at different times) x 8g/avg 4 slices of bacon 6-8/avg 1 large chicken breast 32g/avg 1 lb of ground beef 42/g (21g/serving) Thats a LOT of food for one day. Don't worry, veggies were involved.

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Fc25b41326b954c4e5b8ce0dabb889a6

on July 16, 2012
at 11:56 AM

Your body can only process about 30 grams per meal. That not saying that the rest is wasted. The presence of proteins and fats in a meal do something to digestion. Fats slow the absorption of nutrients in the bloodstream and proteins, as they break down into amino acids send chemical signals to their transport enzymes and molecules in the body to slow digestion down (hence why you stay fuller longer) so that the body can use all of the protein as it digests everything. Think about it, you aren't just eating a huge plate of meat, so it processes everything in your stomach together. It helps to eat veggies and other things because it gives those transport molecules time to process all of the protein. Either way if you are under load (I.E. working out or trying to build up) you probably should never dip below 1lb body weight:1 gram of protein. Its pretty hard to get 154 grams of protein (on my end) but eating almost a dozen eggs a day helps. I'll usually scramble them with my meat, add them to my burger (bunless) or something like that. If you use the 1:1 or .8:1 ratio it always changes by person and bodymass.

Source: Mark Sisson (Great article on his site about this)

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on July 16, 2012
at 01:58 PM

the 30g per meal has been disproven many times.

Fc25b41326b954c4e5b8ce0dabb889a6

(523)

on July 17, 2012
at 02:29 AM

I'm not exactly saying that it was correct. I'm simply saying, depending on your size, your body can only process 7-12 grams of protein an hour. Look at times between meals (digestion time) and do the math. Protein consumption tells the body to slow down digestion too to give the transport molecules time to do their jobs and process all of the protein that has been thrown at it, while handling other nutrients in the stomach (we don't eat straight protein...)

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