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Old 03-15-2012, 10:13 AM   #1
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How to measure protein grams?

Hi Everyone,

I just read through many of stickies here and was feeling confused about the protein ratios. I saw that it might only be 75 grams a day for me, and it sounded very very low! (and un-doable for me without great effort)

But then I started thinking that maybe it's not the grams in 'weight' of the protein, but how much is digested.. Is that true?

So for example, a 8 oz steak (which weighs 250 grams) would be counted as 38.8 grams of usable protein (according to a nutrition table).

Please set me straight!
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:39 PM   #2
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Doh! After no response here, I asked some friends and realized that of course, it's the amount in the nutrition table.

That's actually a lot of protein - I mean not too much, but perfectly adequate to one's eyes as well as stomach.
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:41 PM   #3
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Ha, I just got here and you figured it out just as I was about to type that.
Was that steak your dinner?
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Old 03-16-2012, 09:30 AM   #4
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Hi Metqa,

Unfortunately the steak was just a random protein I plugged into the nutrition counter.. but now that you mention it, that would make a nice Friday night dinner..
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Old 03-20-2012, 07:46 AM   #5
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Very rough figure
4oz of meat/fish/etc = 20g protein


Correct me if I'm wrong, thank you
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