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    Unhappy How much meat per meal? How many eggs per week? Pls help a newbie.

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    In my 2nd week of paleo and I have only lost 1lb weight. Dropped my fruit intake and upped my veg but I am unsure how much meat/eggs to eat per meal. Should I be weighing my meat or limiting the amount of eggs per meal. I am not eating processed foods or sugar at all. Help!!!

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    The general guideline of a palm or full hand sized piece of meat per meal is usually a good estimate for most people, though some will go bigger or small depending on their needs. I think average egg intake in a meal would be 3-4, if it's the main protein source. A lot of this is "by feel" though and you'll have to experiment to find what it right for now. Don't end every meal hungry!
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    I may not be the best person to respond but I would say the best thing you can do is worry less. I'm not in your shoes. I'm 44, 6'0", 200lbs and active. I never weigh anything. I refuse to. I like a decent amount of meat as it helps me full and satisfied. I usually only have eggs on the weekend. This isn't supposed to be a diet where you feel starved.

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    PB is meant for lifelong use so 1lb in 1 week should satisfy any goals over time.

    I do about 4 oz. of protein foods at lunch and 8 oz. at dinner (counting eggs as 1 oz.), though I admit that routine is budget-based.
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    1.5g/kilogram of bodyweight OR .7-1g/lb of lean mass are good starting points for protein in a day. Doesn't matter how you break it down (1 meal or 6 meals)....that is your daily goal for protein. Eat up. Don't limit eggs or meat. They should be the centerpiece of every meal. Especially as we age your protein requirements increase.

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    Wink Thanks to all of you.

    Thanks to all of you for taking the time to answer my questions. I really appreciate it. Now I have a guide, YEEAAHH!

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    I would also recommend tracking not just your weight, but other things like waist circumference, clothing size etc. Especially with women our weight can vary with hormonal fluctuations, even post menopause. My weight hasn't dropped as dramatically as some, but I can see inches off my waist.

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    You have done well to eliminate the processed foods and sugar, and to limit fruit somewhat. This will get you well on the way to good health. Obviously, you will need to eat more of the good stuff now.

    I suggest base every meal around protein. Today I had two eggs at breakfast (in the form of a pancake with banana), another egg and two slices of bacon at lunch (b/c my dh came home from golf with a package of bacon that he won!), and will be having a decent sized steak for dinner.

    I am 49 yo, 5'4", 58kg.

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    I think eggs are the great source of protein and we should get two eggs in a week but also you should normal diet also.

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