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  • This whole grams thing bugs me

    Give it to me in pounds. How many pounds of steak does someone need each day? Grams are totally non-visual. Meat isn't sold in grams. It's sold by the pound. If I buy a pound I can cut it in half, thirds or fourths. That makes sense to me. Not grams.
    Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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    Grams to Pounds (g to pounds) conversion calculator
    Primal since March 2011

    Female/29 years old/5' 1"/130ish lbs

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    • #3
      braindead hillbilly country T_T

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      • #4
        But the whole grams thing is always confused by precision (i.e. water content, cooking, fat content). It's more a lab value than a food quantity. I just want to know how much meat in pounds. Half a pound of hamburger, fry it up, am I good to go or severely deficient?
        Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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        • #5
          I live in a country where the metric system is the norm. I couldn't pick out 4 grams of meat out of a line-up. 1/2 pound, no problem.

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          • #6
            *snark warning*

            That depends entirely on the water and fat content.
            Plus the remainder of your daily, weekly and monthly average food intake.
            If you want an approximation of grams of macronutrients, plug them into one of the many diet trackers on the web. They'll take any common unit and spit out the protein, fat, carb and calorie content back out at you.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by sbhikes View Post
              But the whole grams thing is always confused by precision (i.e. water content, cooking, fat content). It's more a lab value than a food quantity. I just want to know how much meat in pounds. Half a pound of hamburger, fry it up, am I good to go or severely deficient?
              I have about 500 grams of meat per day.
              You lousy kids! Get off my savannah!

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              • #8
                1 pound is roughly 450 grams. Therefore 110 grams is roughly a 1/4 pound of meat. Now if the US would only get on board with metric instead of stubbornly clinging to an irrelevant measuring system the world would be simpler.

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                • #9
                  In my country we weigh everything in Snarks. 1/2 snark, 1/4 snark, etc. - I therefore expect everyone to express all measurements in my unit, even if it is only used in my country and no one else in the world knows it. If I eat a 2-snark steak, is that enough protein? Tell me now! Don't make me use google or math either!
                  By the way my age is 28 bonkers, weight is 95 1/2 snarks, height is 4 cubits and three spans of the hand.
                  If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/ and this (personal fave): http://www.archevore.com/get-started/

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by tfarny View Post
                    In my country we weigh everything in Snarks. 1/2 snark, 1/4 snark, etc. - I therefore expect everyone to express all measurements in my unit, even if it is only used in my country and no one else in the world knows it. If I eat a 2-snark steak, is that enough protein? Tell me now! Don't make me use google or math either!
                    By the way my age is 28 bonkers, weight is 95 1/2 snarks, height is 4 cubits and three spans of the hand.
                    Ha ha ha!!

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                    • #11
                      I found it all confusing as well, even though I live in a country where we measure in both pounds and grams. Officially in Ireland we changed over to grams in the 80s, just a little slow in really making the change, i still meausre things in both feet and inches and also mm, cm etc, for me it depends on the accuracy required.
                      The only way I could make head or tail of it all was to use fitday.com. I learnt a lot about the food i eat. I was surprised that eating 100grams of meat did not equate with 100gr of protein - who knew? Certainly not me!
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                      • #12
                        A buddy of mine was bragging that he eats over 250 grams of protein a day. He was weighing it before eating it to come up with this figure. When I showed him that 100 grams of chicken meat only has 23 grams of protein, he about crapped his pants!

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                        • #13
                          Measuring non-liquids in cups for recipes frustrates the hell out of me... (especially veggies)

                          How the hell is one supposed to measure 1 cup of non-baby spinach? 1 cup of broccoli crowns?

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                          • #14
                            units are a nuisance, i go by the shitload or the schmear.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by otzi View Post
                              A buddy of mine was bragging that he eats over 250 grams of protein a day. He was weighing it before eating it to come up with this figure. When I showed him that 100 grams of chicken meat only has 23 grams of protein, he about crapped his pants!
                              The sad thing is that even when overestimating his protein intake by over 4x he still managed to eat "enough" to meet US dietary guidelines on protein consumption :/

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