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How much meat/protien intake is appropriate?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 10, 2013 at 5:37 PM

I've been on the Paleo diet for about a week now, and have noticed I'm consuming copious amounts of chicken breast and egg whites. There are various studies that link meat to colon cancer and eating so much meat can't be good, so what am I do for protein/energy? I have a physically strenuous job and work 15, 12 hour shifts a month as well as working out about once or twice a week. So what can I eat to provide myself energy throughout the day without excessive meat intake? I already eat a high volume of fruits and vegetables in addition. Are beans really that bad for you?

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on August 15, 2013
at 08:10 AM

slam the niacin (flushing type) as it significantlu reduces serum cholesterol.

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on August 11, 2013
at 03:52 AM

Lol dude, I'm giving you an unnecessarily hard time. Eggs are a-okay in my book, although tbh I typically throw out every other yolk.

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on August 11, 2013
at 12:57 AM

you don't need to eat a lot of meat. paleo is a veggie based diet that only prioritized the quality of meat, or so i think.

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on August 11, 2013
at 12:09 AM

I will grant you that there are some assumptions, but someone should not fear the nutrient density yolks. Also, eating egg sandwiches will be different than eating eggs as part of a paleo lifestyle.

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on August 11, 2013
at 12:04 AM

@sustainedfitness, the studies on cholesterol and blood lipids were done at Harvard and only went up to around 3 eggs per day. If this guy was eating copious amounts of cholesterol, like in egg yolks you cannot say it won't effect his blood lipid levels. He could be one of the 20% of people who are hyper responders. http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/eggs/

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on August 10, 2013
at 09:36 PM

The scaremongering about meat is unfounded. Unless you have a rare condition caused by eating meat your body will be better off consuming highly nutritious meat, it will provide nearly everthing your body needs. http://authoritynutrition.com/is-red-meat-bad-for-you-or-good/

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on August 10, 2013
at 09:30 PM

Why would someone downvote this? This is a legit question.

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on August 10, 2013
at 06:32 PM

There's your problem.

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on August 10, 2013
at 06:22 PM

Dietary cholesterol has zero affect on blood lipid levels.

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on August 10, 2013
at 06:11 PM

Other than the two servings of nuts and avocado I eat daily I don't get a lot of fat

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on August 10, 2013
at 06:10 PM

Thanks for the advice. Egg yolk adds up in cholesterol very quickly though, one is anywhere from 58%-71%. I already eat tons of vegetables and especially fruit and I have two servings of nuts a day.

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C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on August 10, 2013
at 06:05 PM

Skip the chicken breast unless it is cooked in lots of butter or fat. Eat the whole egg and if anything, throw out the whites, not the yolk. If you are eating fattier meat, you won't overconsume protein, but the gluconeogenesis is not very efficient for supplying energy. Eat a variety of real foods, vegetables, meats, nuts and fruits.

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on August 11, 2013
at 03:52 AM

Lol dude, I'm giving you an unnecessarily hard time. Eggs are a-okay in my book, although tbh I typically throw out every other yolk.

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

(10979)

on August 11, 2013
at 12:04 AM

@sustainedfitness, the studies on cholesterol and blood lipids were done at Harvard and only went up to around 3 eggs per day. If this guy was eating copious amounts of cholesterol, like in egg yolks you cannot say it won't effect his blood lipid levels. He could be one of the 20% of people who are hyper responders. http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/eggs/

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on August 10, 2013
at 06:22 PM

Dietary cholesterol has zero affect on blood lipid levels.

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on August 11, 2013
at 12:09 AM

I will grant you that there are some assumptions, but someone should not fear the nutrient density yolks. Also, eating egg sandwiches will be different than eating eggs as part of a paleo lifestyle.

Efccb1e4be683b8edae41349c4df9c23

(8)

on August 10, 2013
at 06:10 PM

Thanks for the advice. Egg yolk adds up in cholesterol very quickly though, one is anywhere from 58%-71%. I already eat tons of vegetables and especially fruit and I have two servings of nuts a day.

3013d1b44fd7f65b4c8412f229d1d00e

on August 15, 2013
at 08:10 AM

slam the niacin (flushing type) as it significantlu reduces serum cholesterol.

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32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on August 10, 2013
at 05:56 PM

Protein isn't for energy, you don't need to consume all that much to meet needs. If you need energy, eat fat/carbs (which it appears you're not doing, given your egg white and chicken breast diet).

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on August 10, 2013
at 06:11 PM

Other than the two servings of nuts and avocado I eat daily I don't get a lot of fat

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on August 10, 2013
at 06:32 PM

There's your problem.

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on August 10, 2013
at 06:37 PM

Since you are new to this you should read some "official" sites that go into the science/reasons for eating plans. http://www.marksdailyapple.com/welcome-to-marks-daily-apple/#axzz2banqaaDG and http://robbwolf.com/blog/ are good starting grounds. Eat more fat!

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on August 11, 2013
at 12:00 AM

More meat and more protein by itself is necessarily always better in a linear fashion with an r=1 and a p=.00000000001 and that's a scientific fact in my opinion.

Seriously though I balance out my meat with rice and saucy vegetables (like curry).

I would DEFINITELY consider beans and rice as a healthy addition to your diet, especially with a strenuous job like you described.

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on August 10, 2013
at 09:44 PM

Research! Research! Research! I've been doing Paleo for a month now and I'm still educating myself. That will help with a lot of your questions. Also, welcome to the forum :) Some of the posters have you headed in the right direction :)

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on August 10, 2013
at 06:20 PM

Search this site for "faileo" or google "faileo diet"

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