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How much meat do you eat?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 29, 2011 at 3:38 PM

I'm eating 250-300g of meat daily (a bit more than a pound). My weight is 140lbs. I was wondering if I eat enough meat.

100fd85230060e754fc13394eee6d6f1

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on August 29, 2011
at 09:56 PM

Not a lot. It varies, but sometimes weeks go by without eggs or fish, sometimes I have several eggs a day, and fish a couple of times a week.

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on August 29, 2011
at 08:33 PM

I eat about a pound of meat a day, sometimes a little more, sometimes a little less, on occasion none at all. I let my body decide what it wants in addition to going with "eat when hungry stop when full" deal.

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on August 29, 2011
at 08:32 PM

I eat about a pound of meat a day, sometimes a little more, sometimes a little less. I let my body decide what it wants - that whole "eat when hungry stop when full" deal.

D10ca8d11301c2f4993ac2279ce4b930

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on August 29, 2011
at 06:45 PM

I also eat a good deal of offal to make sure I'm getting my micronutrients (liver, kidneys, etc)

D10ca8d11301c2f4993ac2279ce4b930

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on August 29, 2011
at 06:43 PM

I just feel better if I'm not eating several bricks of meat a day. I think a lot of people's version of paleo is too anabolic and won't be sustainable in the long term. There needs to be a balance between anabolism and catabolism. High vegetable/fruit paleo FTW.

D10ca8d11301c2f4993ac2279ce4b930

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on August 29, 2011
at 06:43 PM

I just feel better if I'm not eating several bricks of meat a day. I think a lot of people's version of paleo is too anabolic and won't be sustainable in the long term. There needs to be a balance between anabolism and catabolism. High vegetable paleo FTW.

3aea514b680d01bfd7573d74517946a7

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on August 29, 2011
at 06:14 PM

Also, I buy fatty cuts, including fatty ground beef. Fatty meat tends to be cheaper, to my never-ending amazement and delight.

3aea514b680d01bfd7573d74517946a7

(11996)

on August 29, 2011
at 06:07 PM

But...I do eat a lot of beef. Ribeyes once a week, burgers mostly the rest of the time. Also, my husband hunts, and when it's a good year, there's a lot of "free" meat (free, that is, if you don't count bows, arrows, gas to get there, butchering, etc., etc., in the cost).

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on August 29, 2011
at 05:59 PM

i think its about 60-90g/day for me so < 1g/lb. i may not be very big, but i'm strong-so i think this is good for me. rawr. also, if i run more, i might sub in fruit smoothie or carbs for less meat. but, go ahead and try more or less and report back. i guess its not super cheap, but i don't eat out frequently and 4oz grass fed beef comes to about $2 and a can of wild alaskan salmon is about the same for 6 oz, which is reasonable i think.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on August 29, 2011
at 05:56 PM

Does that include eggs/fish?

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on August 29, 2011
at 05:54 PM

Oh, alright. Makes more sense. Eating 2 pounds of beef would be kinda expensive ...

3aea514b680d01bfd7573d74517946a7

(11996)

on August 29, 2011
at 05:48 PM

After reading Erik's response, I realized I should qualify my answer: I'm counting eggs, fish, and poultry as "meat," not just flesh from four-foots.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on August 29, 2011
at 05:37 PM

That does make me feel better :D. Seriously. Isn't 1 pound of meat something like 180g protein? Isn't that waaaay too much? I eat eggs every day btw, but I remove the egg whites. I will stop doing so.

D10ca8d11301c2f4993ac2279ce4b930

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on August 29, 2011
at 05:35 PM

I eat about half a pound a day if that makes you feel better. Often less.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on August 29, 2011
at 05:03 PM

Damn! I though you all ate way less meat!!! I'm gonna eat 300g a day now, with fish too. No wonder paleo is that expensive...

D10ca8d11301c2f4993ac2279ce4b930

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on August 29, 2011
at 04:10 PM

That's a bit less than a pound. 440 g in a pound.

D10ca8d11301c2f4993ac2279ce4b930

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on August 29, 2011
at 04:10 PM

That's a bit less than a pound.

Cfc7dee889a66db9cd76c4f348109294

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on August 29, 2011
at 04:00 PM

what's your height, activity level, etc? i'm 5'4" female, about 104, run/lift/yoga most days and i eat about 350g; that's about 2 eggs, 4oz grass fed beef, and a can of salmon; maybe about 25-30% of my diet.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on August 29, 2011
at 03:59 PM

I mainly asked this question because I saw someone eats 2 pounds of meat here every day. Maybe he made a mistake, but if that's what he eats I'm starting to question my own intake.

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3aea514b680d01bfd7573d74517946a7

(11996)

on August 29, 2011
at 05:22 PM

I'm a 5'6" woman, 47 years old, 150 pounds (ish -- I bounce around a five-pound range), decidedly unathletic both by nature and choice, but still active in terms of chores and dog-walking.

I eat between 1-1/2 to 2 pounds of meat a day, and like Ambimorph, I eat little else. On days when I drink a lot of heavy cream, I eat less. Not on purpose; I'm just less hungry.

3aea514b680d01bfd7573d74517946a7

(11996)

on August 29, 2011
at 06:14 PM

Also, I buy fatty cuts, including fatty ground beef. Fatty meat tends to be cheaper, to my never-ending amazement and delight.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on August 29, 2011
at 05:54 PM

Oh, alright. Makes more sense. Eating 2 pounds of beef would be kinda expensive ...

3aea514b680d01bfd7573d74517946a7

(11996)

on August 29, 2011
at 06:07 PM

But...I do eat a lot of beef. Ribeyes once a week, burgers mostly the rest of the time. Also, my husband hunts, and when it's a good year, there's a lot of "free" meat (free, that is, if you don't count bows, arrows, gas to get there, butchering, etc., etc., in the cost).

3aea514b680d01bfd7573d74517946a7

(11996)

on August 29, 2011
at 05:48 PM

After reading Erik's response, I realized I should qualify my answer: I'm counting eggs, fish, and poultry as "meat," not just flesh from four-foots.

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100fd85230060e754fc13394eee6d6f1

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on August 29, 2011
at 04:51 PM

I eat about 2 lbs a day, but almost nothing else.

100fd85230060e754fc13394eee6d6f1

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on August 29, 2011
at 09:56 PM

Not a lot. It varies, but sometimes weeks go by without eggs or fish, sometimes I have several eggs a day, and fish a couple of times a week.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on August 29, 2011
at 05:56 PM

Does that include eggs/fish?

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on August 29, 2011
at 04:28 PM

I'm 5'5" 140lbs, I lift weights a few times a week; my intake varies. Sometimes I'll eat a 1lb steak for dinner, but I'm thinking I average .75-1lb per day. If you aren't feeling that great, play around with your intake and see if it makes a difference. Otherwise I'd say if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

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Daee02d4fabbf765d15ea8c1e5cf1d91

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on August 29, 2011
at 10:29 PM

Some Drs quotes for sedentary/lower activity person 1.2gms of protein per kg of Fat Free Mass. That is a complete protein, usually from animal sources. Physical workers, growing bodies, and training people need more, up to 2.0 gm/kg FFM.

To get FFM, take about 90 percent for men and 80% for ladies of the old Life insurance tables (http://www.halls.md/ideal-weight/met.htm) as a first guess. Or pick some low BMI and work backwards.

Read the label to get the protein in the real food product or take 20% of the meat mass. No processed foods. Eat protein in about 3 equal meals. We have no storage for protein. Do not overcook as protein can be destroyed/damaged, and that will just become glycogen. Whey protein is often damaged in processing.

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on August 29, 2011
at 07:01 PM

I'm 5'11", 190lbs. and still trying to lose more weight. I'm eating 1 to 1.5lbs per day, but fast 1-2 days a week. I agree with Rose--fatty meats are wonderful and cheaper!

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on August 29, 2011
at 06:46 PM

I don't think I eat that much meat..bfast usually 3 fried eggs in coconut oil, lunch either one chicken leg and one chicken wing and dinner would be small piece of steak if I have some or similar with lunch. I loaded my fat from whole avocado (each for lunch and dinner) and TONS of veggies. I'm 5'4", weight about 110lbs, working out 5 days a week, combo of HIIT or bodyweight strength training- usually between 15-30 minutes - my workout source is http://www.bodyrock.tv or CrossFit Bodyweight exercises.

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on August 29, 2011
at 06:18 PM

Not that much most days, around a half lb of meat or fish. Sometimes a bit more. And always 3-5 eggs.

I love meat but I don't have the appetite for that much. I only weigh around 100 lbs but I do eat a fairly high calorie diet... extra calories are from fats though. I eat a varied diet including plenty of vegetables, starches, dairy products (and a little bit of fruit and nuts).

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on August 29, 2011
at 05:42 PM

If we're including all animal tissue as "meat," I vary my intake. Once or twice a week I'll eat well over a pound, but other days I keep it pretty light. Maybe half a pound or so, sometimes nothing but some oysters or a bit of liver.

I eat a lot of beef/lamb/fish organs, shellfish, salmon, sardines, gelatin, and egg yolks. Muscle meat is beef and lamb.

I strength train 3-4 days a week. I've dropped my meat intake (or made it more fractal, with peaks and lows) a lot over the past couple months and have enjoyed continued gains in the gym. It's cheaper and allows me to stick to high quality sources.

6'0, 29 years old, 185 lbs.

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on August 29, 2011
at 05:15 PM

At 160 lbs I eat at least 1.5lbs of meat per day. I also have additional sources of protein (post workout shake normally) every day I exercise (5x/week).

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Cd2d1fcf77345c9b2889ab56ecf5c842

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on August 29, 2011
at 05:10 PM

I eat about 80-100 grams of protein per day, (this the not the weight of the meat, but the the amount of protein grams that are in it)....this also includes the protein in the eggs I eat that day, and if I happen to have a little cheese (rarely) I will count that too. I am a woman, 5' 10" tall.

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on August 29, 2011
at 04:54 PM

I eat probably 1.25lb at my main meal and 0.5 to 0.75lb at lunch on refeed days (I do IF 3x per week). So average is about 700g daily. That figure drops on days that I give in to my cheese cravings.

I'm about 270lb right now but inching slowly downward from my pre-Paleo weight.

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on August 29, 2011
at 04:27 PM

I weigh 190 lbs. I eat about 800g of meat per day and 8 eggs for breakfast. But really I'd just make sure you're getting 1g-1.5g of protein per pound of body weight and that protein does not account for more than 30-35% of your total caloric intake. Also, obviously, that you're eating enough calories overall for your weight and activity level. Personally, I'm currently leaning toward around 20% of calories from glucose, ala The Schwarzbein Principle (I gather the Pefect Health Diet advises a somewhat similar ratio). I feel a lot better eating this way.

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