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    Cross Posted from Resources - Gedgaudas and Protein amounts

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    I am about halfway through Primal Body Primal Mind, and so far I love it. The one thing that is confusing or rather a bummer to me is that she said we are only supposed to be eating about 6-7 oz a day of protein, otherwise it gets converted to glucose (?) Has Mark addressed this at all? I will have to do a search if the little crazy people around here will let me, lol!

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    170 to 190 grams is more than PLENTY for everyone except for the super elite athletes (world class). Excessive protein reduces lifespan (read the Perfect Health Diet - they eat 50g of protein a day)

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    That's a lot of protein.

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    I usually get around 100g a day - more is hard to stomach, and less just doesn't feel right
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    So what would that look like then? Is that the "deck of cards" analogy that they make (for four ounces) for meat?

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    Keep in mind that if you're limiting carbs (I eat only about 20g a day), and not exceeding your caloric requirements, any protein that converts to glucose is used by the body for its energy needs. It's not necessarily a 'bad' thing.

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    100g of meat is only 20-25g of protein, depending on the meat. You can eat a lot of meat without overindulging in protein
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    4 oz of meat isn't all protein - chicken breast, for example, is 9g of protein per 1 oz of meat, so 4 oz (deck of cards size) would be only 36g of protein - 3 of those would take you up to what you need for protein. I upped my protein quite a bit from before primal. Depending on how many carbs you eat, you may need more - low carb means more protein is needed in order to provide your body with the blood glucose that you would normally get from carbs - fat can't provide that - only protein, so low carb means you need a decent amount of protein
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