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Old Tue, Aug-28-18, 21:21
HMSSSS HMSSSS is offline
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Default Hi All, I have just joined.

I question protein requirements. Atkins people say 4-6 oz protein THREE TIMES a day among other things, and I feel STUFFED. What is the correlation of 4-6 oz protein a day, and 4-6 oz of something that has protein in it like a hamburger patty?
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Old Tue, Aug-28-18, 22:50
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Usually, it is about 60-80 grams of protein a day from a meat source. You can google any food for a listing of the content. Beef is different, than eggs, which is different than chicken. SKin on? Marbling? Small egg or jumbo?

4-6 oz serving of meat is the typical serving.

It is ok to eat 4 oz 2-3 times a day. The quality of the protein can help make sure you get all the essential amino acids, ie. animal proteins.

Hope this helps. Welcome.
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Old Fri, Aug-31-18, 02:52
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JEY100 JEY100 is online now
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The Atkins made easy book gives general guidelines for protein, but the authors of the 2010 Atkins edition have protein guidelines based on height, that should also be adjusted for activity, age, etc. If you want to delve into this further.

You are already very slim, if you are considering LC for endurance sports you might adjust the protein upward. If it is the meat that makes you feel "stuffed" consider fish and shellfish like shrimp. A 4oz serving of cod provides 20 Grams protein and tastes "light" to me. Or not real food, but used by many bodybuilders, whey protein powder. A whey shake with vegetables and coconut milk can provide good nutrition without the "heaviness" of meat.

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