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    How many OUNCES of meat/protein a day?

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    I have been reading how people say they ate 135 grams of protein etc. but how many OUNCES should a women eat a day? i measured my chicken and such out to 4 ounce individual servings. does it just depend on the type of meat? how many total ounces would a women need?
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    16 ounces = 1lb of meat = 454 grams of meat. Most meats come in at around 125g of protein per pound, roughly 25% of the weight. Some more, some less.

    You can play with different meat sources on a tracker, I personally use FitDay but there are others, my sister-in-law uses Spark people. So to get that 135 grams of protein from chicken, they probably ate around a pound of meat, or slightly more, or four to five 4 ounce servings.

    Edit: Forgot to add, the general rule of thumb is 0.7-1 gram of protein per pound of lean muscle mass, or roughly 2 grams per kilo of lean muscle mass. Take your weight, factor out the weight of body fat, and calculate from there.

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    That depends on how many pounds of lean body mass she has. Not all women are built the same. 0.8-1g per pound of lean body mass. From what I can tell, cooked meat has around 30g protein per 100g. 4oz is around 113g. So if, for the sake of making the arithmetic simple, we assume you have 100 lbs of lean body mass and want to eat 1g per pound, you'd need to eat roughly 333g of meat which is about 3 of your portions

    The easiest way to figure it is to go metric all the way through and just convert to ounces at the end.

    Protein goal * 3.33 = total grams of cooked meat needed. An ounce is about 28.3g.
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    Ounces?
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    I measure my daily protein intake by the pound =)
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    according to the guide above, i should be eating around 70-90 g of protein per day. honestly, i feel better when i eat around a pound of meat per day, but i'm also nursing so that likely affects my requirements (I'm 5'4" and 128lbs).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saoirse View Post
    according to the guide above, i should be eating around 70-90 g of protein per day. honestly, i feel better when i eat around a pound of meat per day, but i'm also nursing so that likely affects my requirements (I'm 5'4" and 128lbs).
    Well 90g of protein would be 400g of total cooked meat which is 14 ounces. So that is almost a pound right there.

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    true. when i track (which i rarely do), i end up with around 130 g protein. i said around a lb of meat, but i also have yogurt, eggs, and cheese on occasion (and again rarely track so my 1 lb estimate is likely off). i've found that going down to 100g or less of protein makes me feel lazy.

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    Maybe, but the important thing is that you know your body and are listening to it. So I'd say you're doing things exactly right, wouldn't you?

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    thanks everyone, this is helpful!
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