Uhm, I need 150-200 g of protein to support muscular growth with heavy lifting at caloric def. Yeah, I do it on egg whites, whey isolate, tuna and meats. It can be done. It's not fun day in, day out.The average woman absolutely can get enough protein on 1200 cal per day:
7 oz pork loin fat trimmed ~54.6 gms protein
5-1/3 oz (1/3 of a pound) 95% ground beef ~39.4 gms protein
2 large eggs ~ 12.6 gms protein
Total for the above ~106.6 gms of protein in about 570 calories.
Leaving ~630 calories for veggies, fruit, etc. - even more protein if one desires.
I also agree with the OP that measurement of non liquid foods should be in weighed ounces. Using a deck of cards, the palm of one's hand or a "handful" is too inexact.
There are weird tricks of satiation. I find a smoothie with 2 scoops whey (130 cal), a cup of cranberries (40 cal) and half a banana (50 cal) and 1/4 cup egg whites (60 cal) = ~ 300 cal) more satiating than 1 egg (80 cal) and 1 cup of egg whites (240 cal) = ~320 cal , despite similar caloric count.
Higher muscular mass on men, hormonal make-up and genetic propensity to store fat for women for childbirth-readiness reasonsWhy is it easier for men to loose weight than for women to loose weight?