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    Dunno about the we you speak of, but I eat about a pound of meat a day and get about 120-130g of protein/day. Works far as I'm concerned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tfarny View Post
    A pound of meat per day for an average person is not a "high protein diet." It's an adequate protein diet. Even at the end of that article they describe .5lb / lb lbm as an "absolute minimum"
    Yes. I agree. I just thought the article fit the topic.

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    Hmmm what goes into a lb of lean meat, is it different for different kinds of flesh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Warmbear View Post
    Hmmm what goes into a lb of lean meat, is it different for different kinds of flesh?
    Yes, it depends on things like the type of animal, the fat content of the meat (because even if you trim the fat, there's intramuscular fat as well), and what cut it is. For example, chicken breast has more protein per 100g than chicken thigh.

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    You really don't need a lot of protein if you are sedentary. But the more exercise you do, the more protein is needed for optimal living, especially if you are lifting heavy (which is what Mark advises).

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    Just for you Warmbear.

    A pound of meat is made up of muscle (where the protein is), water, fat, hopefully not much gristle, etc. I haven't found any carbs in animal flesh in my readings for what I eat, but I eat a fairly mundane diet.

    A pound = 16 oz = 452.8 grams (28.3 grams per ounce)

    A pound of the following has the number of grams of protein following it. This for the raw or uncooked product.

    tilapia 80
    squid 67.2
    pork loin 124.8
    chicken liver 84
    chicken thigh 84.8
    chicken breast 96
    bison - lean 99.2
    95/5 grass fed ground beef 118.4

    So, you can see that only about a quarter or less of a pound of animal flesh is pure protein.

    Different sources may give different amounts for the above foods, but they shouldn't vary too much.

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    Awesome, this is what I was searchin for.
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    I base my protein calculations on an average of 7 grams per ounce of meat, cheese, single egg. I drink raw milk and count one gram per ounce. I aim for 100 grams per day.

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