On the perfect health diet website the Jaminets suggest 200 calories of daily protein, but I cannot tell if they are calculating protein and fat calories separately in meats and eggs or just the total calories of protein type food. If one were to eat 2 eggs and 4 oz. of salmon that would be over 200 calories!!! Surely this is not what they are suggesting is it?? In their book they say they eat 1/2# meat daily and up to 3 eggs. If you enter your food in a tracker that separates the nutrients in each food you can get your protein + fat + carbohydrates. Is this what they are meaning we do? Has anyone ever seen a sample daily diet implementing their guidelines?
asked bynancy64 (1112)
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on May 25, 2011
at 04:13 PM
Our healthy protein range is 200 to 600 calories per day. So 200 calories would be a low protein diet and this is healthy only if the diet includes at least 400 carb calories per day, because any carb deficiency has to be made up with protein.
Low protein dieting can be beneficial for certain health conditions, especially bacterial and viral infections. It has associations with longevity. However it is not optimal for strength, wound healing, and some other health conditions. Everyone has to find their own personal optimum.
I would say that 1/2 to 1 lb meat per day is a good guideline. Most meats have about 500 calories protein per pound, so this would be 250 to 500 protein calories, squarely in our recommended range.
on May 25, 2011
at 04:00 PM
They are definitely talking about protein calories and not foods that are mostly protein, but including fat or carbohydrate calories. In other words, they mean 50g of protein (1g = 4 calories). That's roughly 300g of ground beef.