How many grams of protein??

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 29, 2012 at 2:45 PM

OKay, so I am new to paleo, and I have scoured the boards but haven't seen an answer to this. According to Robb Wolf's getting started plan, you should eat approx. 4 meals/day, with each meal being based on approx 3-4 oz. of protein. Now, that comes out to a min. of 12 oz. of protein, or 340grams of protein.

Now this is where I'm confused. Everywhere on this site, people are saying that you should be eating from .5 to 1 grams of protein per lb of body weight. I'm 5'8' and 155, so that would put me at MAX 155g protein... but that's only 5.5oz of protein for entire day -- that's one chicken breast, for crying out loud! How can that possible be correct? I can't split one chicken breast between four meals, man.



on November 01, 2012
at 05:13 PM

12 oz of meat contains about 75 grams of protein. The rest of the weight is fat.

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on October 29, 2012
at 04:23 PM

Protein requirements are largely overstated. A half pound of meat daily (two 4-ounce portions), plus your veggie load is enough for most everybody, that's in the ballpark of 80-90 grams protein (guesstimate: ~0.75 gram per lean bodyweight).



on October 29, 2012
at 03:05 PM

Do you mean 3-4 ounce servings of a protein source (e.g., meat)? That would include water and some fat. I doubt he means a 3-4 ounce scoop of whey protein.


on October 29, 2012
at 05:47 PM

200 g of raw chicken fillet contains about 60 g of protein. You don't measure protein grams by the weight of the meat!



on October 29, 2012
at 03:23 PM

a good ballpark is 7g of protein per ounce of meat. so, a 4 ounce peice of meat would have roughly 28g of protein, give or take.



on October 29, 2012
at 03:13 PM

Yeah. You forgot to factor in water and fat weight. A pound of London Broil is like 120g protein.

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