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April 03, 2008

How to Eat Enough Protein

By Worker Bee
148 Comments

Mark tries to eat about 1 gram of protein per pound of body mass each day and suggests many others do the same to maintain lean body mass. But what does 100-150 grams of protein look like in terms of actual food? Do you know how much protein is in a single chicken breast? How about a six ounce steak? Fish, nuts, eggs, even vegetables? We’ll shoot for a picture of 150 grams of protein and break this down to what it could look like in a given day.

Meats
Beef (6 oz.) – 54 grams
Turkey, breast (6 oz.) – 51.4 grams
Pork Chop (6 oz.) 49 grams
Turkey, dark meat (6 oz.) – 48.6 grams
Hamburger (6 oz.) – 48.6 grams
Chicken, dark meat (6 oz.) – 47.2 grams
Tuna (6 oz.) – 40.1 grams
Broiled Beefsteak (6 oz.) – 38.6 grams
Chicken, breast (6 oz.) – 37.8 grams
Ham (6 oz.) – 35.4 grams
Salmon (6 oz.) – 33.6 grams

Dairy/Eggs
Cottage cheese (1 cup) – 28.1 grams
Yogurt, low fat (1 cup) – 10.7 grams
Skim milk (1 cup) – 8.3 grams
Whole milk (1 cup) – 8 grams
American cheese (1 oz.) – 7 grams
Soymilk (6 oz.) – 6.7 grams
Egg (1 large) – 6.3 grams

Meat Substitutes, Beans and Legumes, Nuts
Veggie Burger (6 oz.) – 51.4 grams
Tofu (6 oz.) – 13.8 grams
Peanut Butter (2 Tbsp.) – 8.1 grams
Almond Butter (2 Tbsp.) – 7 grams
Lentils (1/2 cup) – 9 grams
Split Peas (1/2 cup) – 8.1 grams
Kidney Beans (1/2 cup) – 7.6 grams
Sesame Seeds (1 oz.) – 7.5 grams
Black Beans (1/2 cup) – 7.5 grams
Garbanzo Beans (1/2 cup) – 7.3 grams
Green Peas (1/2 cup) – 4.1 grams

Fruits and Vegetables
Orange (large) – 1.7 grams
Banana (medium) – 1.2 grams
Green Beans (1/2 cup) – 1 gram
Carrots (1/2 cup) – .8 gram
Apple (large) – 0 grams

Obviously, the meats among the group are the best bet for protein. In looking at this list with the context of the 150 gram goal, it’s important to eat good protein sources at every meal. Check out our recipe posts for some ideas. We’d suggest giving a “protein” diary a shot if you’re concerned about protein intake.

So, tell us how you get your protein in each day and any other thoughts.

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Anna
8 years 5 months ago
I pretty much eat meat, fish, or eggs at every meal, with dairy as a protein supplement and variety. I do eat nuts, too, but more as a garnish or snack. Despite all the earnest and helpful suggestions from vegetarians and vegans about plant proteins, there is no way I could get a tolerable amount of high quality protein from plant sources, let alone an optimal amount, because I also have to limit starches to keep my blood glucose in the normal range (to avoid going from prediabetic to diabetic). I also avoid soy (except occasional condiment sized servings of… Read more »
Elaine
Elaine
3 years 7 months ago
YOu must be a bit slow. No vegetarian has ever keeled over and died by not getting enough protein.In fact its hype. Your body doesnt even need half of the amount of protein you think you do. There is major health issues with consuming too much protein aswell.educate yourself. Life expectancy is alot less for meat eaters than vegetarians because of all the saturated fat which will eventually line your arteries with plaques. Milk is for calves not humans Look at the damage you are doing with a massive carbon footprint you leave by eating a piece of meat every… Read more »
Whitney
Whitney
3 years 7 months ago
Why are you on this website, if these are your beliefs? The PB focuses on a high protein diet, the scientific benefits of grass fed, hormone free saturated fat (like omega-3’s) over grain-fed, hormone saturated commercial meat (omega-6’s), and eating locally grown meats and produce – extremely environmentally friendly. Just read the many articles available on this website, and their citations. There are ways to live vegan and Primal, but eating local generally means supporting small farms that treat animals more humanely (in life and death). It also means better produce. Commercial produce/grain production leaves a larger carbon footprint than… Read more »
A Concerned Cannibal
A Concerned Cannibal
3 years 6 months ago

Damn straight.

N-FETT
N-FETT
3 years 5 months ago

Human could potentially fit into PB eating…

ERic
ERic
3 years 7 months ago

To say that legumes are a poor protein but not suggest a good source is unhelpful, as is name calling. With such poor grammar, punctuation, and propaganda spewing, no point can be well made. Maybe you are the one who needs an education?

the bat
the bat
3 years 6 months ago

Go troll somewhere else and look up the definition of what cannibalism means.

N-FETT
N-FETT
3 years 5 months ago

Lol

Natalie
Natalie
3 years 3 months ago
I’m sorry, I was a vegetarian (and a very health conscious one at that) for 12 years. I ate a balanced diet with lots of beans, lentils and fresh vegetables. I avoided processed foods and eggs and dairy due to allergies. I had a severe protein defiviency which the doctors tell me has given me osteoarthritis all through my body. I wish that a vegetarian diet was the best thing for us but from my experiences this s not the case. I have been eating red meat (I don’t really like chicken and fish) for 3 weeks now and all… Read more »
Pablo
Pablo
3 years 3 months ago
Does anyone ever wonder how equines and bovines reach such incredible size and mass. Do people ever think to apply critical thinking to an obvious problem. Nothing can be built without protein. End of discussion. So our four chambered stomach friends actually feed enormous colonies of echoli. That’s all protein, which they cultivate by feeding them fermented grass from their first chamber. So they at not technically vegitarian, they are massively symbiotic with huge bacteria colonies. Some peeps are well meaning and all, but very misinformed. And some even in the face of unassailable evidence will cling to an ideology.… Read more »
Ole
Ole
2 years 11 months ago

You should talk about being slow, and education! Fat is good for you! Vegetarians get sick, if they don’t get B12-Vitamins, which is why most Vegetarians take B12 Supplements, which is ironic, as it comes from Meat 😛 Just like most Vegetarians love Candy, but forgets the food colours, and Gelatine, also comes from Bugs and Cows 😉

And saying Legumes is a poor source of Protein, is quite stupid, as Lentils, Mung Beans and Soy Beans ( Just to mention a few ) are respectfully 26, 25 and 36 gr per 100 gr.

kieran
2 years 10 months ago

Bacteria are responsible for producing vitamin B12 neither animals nor plants, irony

Amy
Amy
2 years 2 months ago

Your diet doesn’t seem to be helping your mood. Go eat a steak, and you’ll feel better.

(I recently switched to paleo after being a vegan and gaining 40 pounds and feeling like crap. I was diagnosed with a mood disorder. So I’m serious. Eat a certified humane and grass fed steak.)

Arthur
Arthur
1 year 6 months ago

I’m late to this party, but man, being vegetarian made me depressed and fat as well.

greg miller
greg miller
5 months 13 days ago

tell’m

Ken
Ken
5 months 29 days ago
I would just like to point out that in almost every dietary class on the planet, protein is one of the base needs of the human body. To add to that, EVERY biology class that you can take will also state that cells, hair, nails, skin, organs, hormones, and fluids produced by the human body are made primarily out of PROTEIN. As a side-note, I would advise for you to spell and grammar check your cynical rants before you call another person “a bit slow”. By doing so, you may not be viewed as a complete asshole by the rest… Read more »
greg miller
greg miller
5 months 13 days ago

who wants to eat rabbit food all the time? The one who does is the slow(read IGNORANT) one

Kyle
Kyle
8 years 5 months ago

Anna–

Have you looked at plant proteins in supplement form? Like rice protein or hemp protein? They’re typically much less processed than soy or whey protein, and dont contain the GMO’s or other weird chemicals that most protein supplements have.

Chris
Chris
2 years 7 months ago

Interesting, however much of these don’t provide the amounts of protein I’m looking for, but thanks!! 😀

Mike OD - IF Life
8 years 5 months ago

Meat…Eggs….Meat….limit seafood for less Mercury intake….chicken I don’t like too much, as I crave now more fat with my meat…and chicken is too lean.

I used to waste tons of money on Whey protein shakes….no longer.

Elaine
Elaine
3 years 7 months ago

And you think the air is lovely and clean, the water is from heavens gates. Contaminants in just about every single item of food on this planet!!!!!Mercury in fish??>> thats the least of your problems!

Anna
8 years 5 months ago

“Have you looked at plant proteins in supplement form? ”

No, I haven’t. Rice or hemp protein would be preferable to whole food animal-origin protein because…?

Anna
8 years 5 months ago
Kyle, I just read my reply to your suggestion and realized I might have sounded too flippant. Sorry, that wasn’t my intent, and you probably wouldn’t know about my goal to reduce my consumption of industrially processed & packaged foods. Nor would you know how much I really appreciate many forms of meat protein. I just googled rice protein and hit on NutriBiotic brand rice protein powder, if only because I recognized the brand as sold at nearby stores. 1 heaping tablespoon (15 gm) serving = 12 grams protein. Also, since rice is usually consumed with legumes or some other… Read more »
dana pallessen
dana pallessen
3 years 10 months ago

you are TRYING to reduce your consumption of pre-packaged foods??!! how is that difficult. just buy real food, just grow real organic food, just go hunting for real food or have your own chicken/rabbits/ etc., on your property. i grew up in the suburbs and this was possible.

Stan
Stan
8 years 5 months ago

Mike OD,
I still waste tons of money on protein shakes. Half my friends say “don’t do soy” the other half say “don’t do whey.” Obviously natural sources are best, but I’m not Rocky, I can’t swallow 6 raw eggs for breakfast, and I don’t have enough time to scramble them up. Anyone want to “whey” in?

Jai-lea
Jai-lea
7 years 6 days ago

I am an Olympic athlete and have tried lots of protein powders and supplements. Vega Whole food optimizer is the BEST protein, plus, plus, plus powder on the market. Plus it is all natural. With minimal processing making it easy to digest and assimilate.

Travis
Travis
8 years 5 months ago

Hi,

I was wondering about this recently – I’ve often been trying to cram as much protein as possible into my diet, but sometimes as a result I end up stuffing down far too many total calories, seemingly more than than I could possibly burn on the 1-mile swim I typically do. Is this okay? Is it better to hit the protein quota, even if I feel overfull?

Jai-lea
Jai-lea
7 years 6 days ago

Here is the best diet advice I was given – eat real food, mostly plants, and not to much. Protein is essential to life, but try not to go overboard on animal proteins.

Elaine
Elaine
3 years 7 months ago

overdoing protein is VERY HARMFUL for your health.
Complex carbs is a crock of shit. You shouldnt be eating any carb no wheat grains etc . Veges are the best source

Justin
Justin
8 years 5 months ago

For the meats, are the weights listed cooked weight or precooked weight?

Ryan Denner
8 years 5 months ago
Hi Mark- Few questions- * Back in my weight lifting days, it was generally known to consume 1g/lb body weight/day. Is 150g your target because you weigh around that much and lift weights, or is that what the ‘average’ person should consume? * I will admit, I am totally buying into your primal blueprint theory (only been reading for a few months). Maybe I should do some more research (send me a link if that’s the case), but in terms of Gork’s availabile animal protein – do you think he had that much animal protein available to consume that much… Read more »
dana pallessen
dana pallessen
3 years 10 months ago

there were millions upon millions of animals back then and many millions fewer humans. yes, there was animal protein available.

Satheian
Satheian
3 years 8 months ago

Yes, but how many animals would Grok have killed and eaten in a day?

Granted, if six ounces of beef is 50g of protein, well you do the math on one, 800lb wild cow. 😉

Elaine
Elaine
3 years 7 months ago

PEOPLE ON HERE REMIND ME OF CAVEMAN WANNABEES > THINKING MEAT IS GOING TO MAKE YOU BIG AND STRONG. YOU COME OFF AS A BUNCH OF ONE TRACKED SENSELESS VISCIOUS SAVAGE CANNIBALS. ITS POINTLESS. YOU CANNOT LIVE LIKE A WILD ANIMAL WHEN THERE ARE FAR TOO MANY HUMANS ON THE PLANET AND LESS GAME. POPULATION EXPLOSION >NO FOOD?? WHAT TO DO?? SOON MAN WILL HAVE THE SENSE TO SEE PAST ALL THIS SHIT AND COME UP WITH A SOLUTION AND HARNESS THE SUNS POWER TO INVENT A FOOD SOURCE WITHOUT EATING!!

Gregory
Gregory
3 years 6 months ago

Supposedly the Huns would kill a deer and gorge on pounds and pounds of meat in one sitting. And they were big, strong men, and excellent warriors. Not to mention, all of our ancestors would eat the organs, too!

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Barry
8 years 5 months ago

I eat 1.5 grams per pound of body weight. Right now I am eating around 250 grams of protein per day. This comes from chicken, fish, cottage cheese, whey protein, milk, eggs, ground beef (grass fed!), as well as from other sources like beans.

Of course, I lift weights, as should EVERYONE.

Drw
Drw
9 months 24 days ago

Howdy Barry,

I know it’s an old comment, but do you still eat this much protein each day? I’m curious what your diet has evolved into. I’ve been moving my level up,and i’m just shifting up to 250ish but getting pretty bored of the same stuff and thought we might compare notes.

thanks,

Mike OD - IF Life
8 years 5 months ago
Stan – the problem with any whey based powder is it gets absorbed and is gone out of your system in an hour…hence you need like 10 shakes a day. Eating whole foods that have protein and fat (like steak and eggs) can take 4-6 hours to digest. You want that slow steady stream of amino acids all day long feeding those muscles. So eating more real food you actually need less protein overall…there are tons of people who can gain on 1g/lb of bodyweight with only real foods….but if you make it all powders then they need like 1.5g… Read more »
Nick
Nick
1 year 17 days ago
I don’t really care how late I am to this thread. Since this is my first time reading it, it’s new to me. But I am curious as to where people are getting their numbers for whey protein costing 10x more than the meat. 18 bucks gets you a 2 lb container of whey protein at kroger. About 27 scoops per container and 20 grams of protein per scoop. That’s 540 grams for 18 bucks. Chicken breast costs around 3 bucks per pound, 2.66(how many 6 oz servings in a lb) X 37 = roughly 98. Round up to 100… Read more »
Mike Drew
Mike Drew
8 years 5 months ago
Transitiong from veganism to omnivorism has been difficult, and I still find myself rarely getting 1g protein per lb. of body weight. On those days that I actually track my protein consumption, it comes in somewhere around 80 to 90g, and that’s including one protein shake (pea or soy protein, which contains roughly 30g protein). The amount of protein the the plant sources seems simply dismal, and my body, suffering from IBS as it is, can’t handle large amounts of tofu, tempeh, gluten or processed soy meat analogs. It seems that, for now, at least, I’ll be stuck not getting… Read more »
dana pallessen
dana pallessen
3 years 10 months ago

i stopped being a vegetarian when i had a heart attack. 7 reasons to eat beef you are not aware of on allwomenstalk website

charlotte
8 years 5 months ago

What veggie burger are they using that has 51 g of protein in it??? I’ve never seen a veg burger with more than 15. Is it a homemade veg burger? Can you post the recipe? Is it made with soy protein?
Thanks!

Matthew
Matthew
4 years 9 months ago

Yeah, that number is way off. The highest ones have about 19-22 grams of protein. Moophrey (by Ezekiel), the gardein beef-less burger, and the Amie’s quarter pounder are in that range.

– Matthew

Anna
8 years 5 months ago

Mike Drew,

Have you ruled out a hernia causing that ancillary weight lifting discomfort? Just a thought.

Oxybeles
Oxybeles
8 years 5 months ago

Clearly one needs to eat meat to obtain satisfactory amounts of natural protein.

I side with whey over soy and do have a low-carb shake for breakfast on weekdays. It tides me through until lunch.

Elaine
Elaine
3 years 7 months ago

ITS FUNNY SINCE I STOPPED EATING MEAT 10 YEARS AGO I AM SLIMMER THAN I EVER WAS AND HAPPIER TOO. THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO DONT UNDERSTAND NUTRITION AND WILL SUFFER BECAUSE THE CANT BALANCE THEIR FOOD SOURCES. TOO MUCH PROTEIN IS DANGEROUS FOR YOUR HEALTH. AND LIFE EXPECTANCY OF PALEOLITHIC MAN CAVEMAN WAS ONLY 30YEARS!!!!!

the bat
the bat
3 years 6 months ago

cool story bro.

Frank
Frank
3 years 5 months ago

That was the average life expectancy, which took into account infant mortality, accidental death, and untreated infections and diseases. Genetically paleo man had the same lifespan we do. Put Grok into a suit and tie, give him the medical care we get today, and he’d live to be 80. Your shouting and screaming falsehoods and nonsense is tiresome.

greta
greta
3 years 1 month ago

You dont look happy. Life expectancy in paleolithic times has little to do with diet dumbass. Life was hard and times dangerous. If you are happy being vegetarin cool. I was vegetarian for 12 years and i was fat and prediabetic unhappy so let us eat our grassfed steak in peace.

Mike Drew
Mike Drew
8 years 5 months ago
I’ve had a physical recently, and everything was fine. I think I’m just not used to performing the movements. The soreness was most intense a month ago, when I first started lifting. I just don’t think my body enjoyed using all these muscles it probably never has to use, being as I sit at a desk for 8 hours a day, admittedly, with poor posture. I find that when I lift, I’m forced to have good posture and forced to keep everything tight so that my form doesn’t degenerate, causing me to squat or deadlift with a hunched back. It’s… Read more »
ob
ob
8 years 5 months ago

My converter says 6 ounces is 170g. Not sure how this relates to the posts above
OB

Stan
Stan
8 years 5 months ago

Mike OD,
Wow man, thanks for the info. I had a feeling powder protein didn’t whey out right (okay, done with the puns). I recently bought some stuff called Nitro Xtreme 92(Xtreme!!!!!!!!!…!). The bottle has a little chart showing the four different types of whey included and how they nourish your body for up to four hours, but it doesn’t have any breakdown of the types of whey. I’m starting to feel like the label is pretty much hype.

dana pallessen
dana pallessen
3 years 10 months ago

eat real food. eat real meat. eat real fruits, vegies, nuts. REAL, ORGANIC, GRASS-FED FOOD!!!!

Nancy S
8 years 5 months ago

Mike Drew, did it ever occur to you that maybe the gluten is causing your IBS? I am in the process of being tested for celiac/gluten intolerance and didn’t want an IBS diagnosis w/out ruling out other possibilities (I don’t know that I believe “IBS” is an actual disease, I think it means “I don’t know so I’ll pick some BS name and call it a disease”). Anyway, just thought I’d throw that out there for you to consider since you mentioned IBS and gluten. Gluten can do a number on a sensitive person.

Mel Practice
8 years 5 months ago
To Nancy S: Yes, I’ve thought about the gluten angle before, and have had both a blood test for celiac disease and a biopsy of my small bowel during an endoscopy. Both tests were negative. I almost wish I were allergic to gluten, as the seemingly simple solution of eliminating wheat from my diet would be much easier than dealing with whatever phantoms haunt my digestive system. I actually just met with my gastroenterologist last week, and he said that, by all the tests they’ve done so far (colonoscopy, endoscopy, small bowel series, blood tests [anemia, thyroid issues]) I’m perfectly… Read more »
Susan
Susan
4 years 10 months ago
I’m in the same boat as you. I have very sensitive intestines. I was diagnosed as having IBS many years ago, which, like Nancy said, I think is the medical establishment’s term for “I don’t know what’s wrong with your bowels.” I’ve had all those tests — except the biopsy — and like yours, they were all negative. However, my chiropractor said that one can be sensitive to gluten without it showing up in both the blood and stool tests for celiac disease or gluten allergy. She suggested that I avoid gluten for a couple of weeks and see what… Read more »
Annette Macintosh
Annette Macintosh
2 years 11 months ago

Hi Mel Practice

Perhaps an antibodies test is what you’d like to ask for. It was once called the Shilling Test and could shed some light on your digestive problems?

navoff
navoff
3 years 8 months ago
FYI, blood tests for celiac disease and intestinal biopsy’s are notorious for giving false negatives. It depends on how severe the damage is to the intestines as to whether or not they will come back with a positive result. You can also have what is known as Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity which can have much of the same symptoms as celiac disease without the autoimmune response. There is test for IgA or IgG antibodies (different than the blood test that looks for chemical markers of celiac disease) that CAN come back positive for someone with NCGS but even that’s not guaranteed.… Read more »
Elaine
Elaine
3 years 7 months ago

TOAST IS THE WORST THING TO EAT >> ITS A CARB AND CONVERTS INTO GLUCOSE. DONT EAT ANY PROCESSED FOODS AT ALL, NO CEREALS, NO RICE, NO BREAD, NO CARBS AT ALL. too much carbs create HAVOC in your digestive system . Eat only fresh organic fruit and veges

Bob
Bob
3 years 7 months ago

Elaine-

Chill out a bit, and knock off the ALL CAPS. Insulting & dogging people isn’t helping making your points.

fyi fruits, veggies & legumes all contain CARBS!

Perhaps you mean to condemn “refined” carbs?

Show me the research that says too much (how much?) protein is bad.

Also show me record of purely vegetarian societies…

Mike Drew
Mike Drew
8 years 5 months ago

Oops. I didn’t realize my wife was still logged in, so that Mel Practice post above is really from me.

Lady G
8 years 5 months ago

This was really useful! I was surprised to see how little protein eggs have by comparison. Good to know as I often rely on one or 2 eggs to provide the protein at breakfast or in a salad.

missbossy
missbossy
8 years 5 months ago

Nice grub picture! But here are the juiciest grubs… on a stick!

http://uglyoverload.blogspot.com/2008/02/get-your-grub-on.html

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8 years 5 months ago

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Deakon
Deakon
8 years 4 months ago
I would like to know why 6 oz. of tuna is saying it’s only 13-15g of protein on the label, but posted on this site as having 40.1g?? Are you not speaking of canned tuna?? Another thing, this site says peanut butter is 8.1g, but, again, the label reads 7g. Are you speaking of regular peanut butter, or natural peanut butter(in which you have to mix the oil on top by stirring) One more thing, I thought the chicken breast contained more protein than its dark meat. Is what’s posted accurate, and if it is, why do most bodybuilders recommend… Read more »
Goose
Goose
4 years 9 months ago

It’s 13-15g per servings but there are several servings in a can. For example I just had one can which said 4 servings, 15g each so 60g of protein in one shot. Pretty sweet. I would need 10 eggs to get that. Well, I also had 10 raw eggs, 5 beaten with the tuna, 5 in a fruit smoothie. And I’m still below 150g.

Elaine
Elaine
3 years 7 months ago

Obsessed with protein > too much is harmful ! you dont need as much protein as you think

N-FETT
N-FETT
3 years 5 months ago

My pointy teeth are for eating animal parts. My molars are for plant pieces. Digestive tract, bacteria, enzymes, etc. inside me let the nutrients from both be utilized by my body… blah blah blah. I’m just reiterating info from all over this site and the internet (not broscience, try Google Scholar and pubmed). Your comments, though, Elaine, and damn entertaining.

Aaron
8 years 4 months ago

Deakon-

See the links to Harvard School of Public Health and Northwestern University above. They are the sources of the figures. You may find answers to all of your questions there.

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Danielle Thalman
7 years 10 months ago
I eat beef everyday, 12-16 ounces, which pretty much takes care of my protein requirements. I could happily scarf a NY every night, and most nights I do. Other times it’s jerky or grass fed ground beef from my friend’s ranch. A lot of almonds, too. That’s a great list of protein amounts. Sometimes I think I should eat more chicken, but I’d have to buy the organic kind since I react badly to that sugar/chemical stuff they inject into most poultry and pork, and beef has more protein and calories anyhow. Does anyone who visits this site ever check… Read more »
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Brian K
Brian K
7 years 26 days ago
Mark, I find it disconcerting that you eat consume so much protein. Especially since you are an advocate of an alkalizing diet. Are you not concerned about the harmful effects excessive animal protein can cause such as kidney damage and osteoporosis? Now I’m not saying you derive the majority of your protein intake from animal sources, but I will venture to say that you consume a more than adequate amount. You of all people know that humans only need about 5-10% of caloric intake from protein. Do you subscribe to the popular trend, partly propagated by fitness media, that a… Read more »
Frank
Frank
3 years 5 months ago

“Are you not concerned about the harmful effects excessive animal protein can cause such as kidney damage and osteoporosis?”

That’s internet broscience. Please provide one study showing excessive (what is excessive anyway?) amounts of protein harm healthy kidneys.

Erin
Erin
3 years 2 months ago

grains and legumes can cause acidosis as well. the only thing that doesn’t is fruits and veggies. so eat plenty of those to balance out the pH. animal protein intake does not have a negative effect on kidneys in healthy individuals. I can’t remember where I read it, but I believe a serious amount of animal protein is only detrimental in those with CKD.

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nadia
nadia
6 years 9 months ago

I think if you feel kind of heavy and tired ,slow but not sleepy, you’ve eaten too much protein, and if you collapse into a nap you’ve had toomuch sugar andstarch. If you feel cold it may be gluten, bread pasta problem.my guesses, not science. My experiences only. Breathing tensely left me shaky. One can be craving your spouses nicotine and not know it if you dont smoke, so eat a snack to calm yourself.

Jean Risk
6 years 7 months ago

I am not a healthy woman had 14 feet of intestine out also gerd disease and arthritis in my back
get urinary tract infections all the time
on allot of medication stupid doctors are killing me with there pills
I am anorexic due to bowel disease I need to get allot of protein from a drink can’t digest food.
Can anyone suggest something to me
tried hungry miserable frustrated
everything I eat goes wright through me
weight is 85 Pd’s

OnTheRun
6 years 4 months ago

I think I’m getting around 180g of protein per day, but I wouldn’t bet on it. It’s certainly not all from whole foods.

Currently eat 100g sardines for breakfast with a 40g protein shake as a chaser (incl cacao & stevia).
Lunch is an unknown quantity.. maybe a burger pattie or leftover chicken.
Dinner’s usually a big load of meat & veg. Plus I have a protein shake after training if it’s not mealtime. Definitely *up* there, but I plan on doing better.

Adgal
Adgal
6 years 3 months ago

I’ve been battling obesity for years now. I started eating primal 4 mos. ago and have actually gained weight. At 5’10” and 260 pounds, I have a hard time wrapping my head around eating 260g of protein a day! What am I missing here???

Chris
Chris
6 years 3 months ago

I don’t think it’s healthy to eat a gram of protein per pound if you are obese. Keep your lean protein up…lotsa leafy greens, lotsa veggies and low sugar fruits…nuts and lotsa good fats. No flours, breads, grains, pastas or simple carbs. Read and search and eat clean and move EVERY day.

http://www.marksdailyapple.com/1-2-3-4-formula-for-unleashing-your-inner-grok/

Chris
Chris
6 years 3 months ago

Adgal…here is a much better way to explain why we are fat. http://www.marksdailyapple.com/diabetes/

Adgal
Adgal
6 years 3 months ago
Thanks Chris. I’ve been a rock star on the plan when it comes to grains. Crackers and breads used to be my trigger foods, but I’ve been shocked at how easily I’ve been able to give them up. As far as sugar, I’m about 85% there — only fruits have been blueberries and strawberries, I’ve switched to Stevia when I need a sweetener, but I do still love me some dark chocolate every now and that — but no processed sugars. Amazingly, I just had bloodwork done (testing thryoid, lypids, etc): since I’ve been eating primal, my cholesterol is down… Read more »
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Star
Star
6 years 1 month ago
Wow, reading this site has opened my eyes. Though I am obese, I have 200 pounds of lean mass. (Nifty they can now tell you that) In an effort to lose the excess fat my Dr sent me to a dietitian who says I should be eating a maximum of 100g of meat a day, roughly 3.5oz. Preferably lean beef or skinless chicken breasts. No wonder I have HUGE cravings for meat!!! Reading this post makes me realize just how much I am under eating protein and why my poor body is screaming for it! The dietitian’s response to me… Read more »
Grant
Grant
5 years 10 months ago

How can I consume 250 grams of protein per day without breaking my budget? What is the smartest solution to this problem?

Girish
Girish
5 years 10 months ago

I think budget is my main concern too. Protein costs!!

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