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how much protein are you really getting from your meals?

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2011/03/31 23:12:57 (permalink)
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how much protein are you really getting from your meals?

 
 
 I found this quite interesting..
 
 How do we really know how much protein is in a serving of chicken?  most of the weight (70%) is water..  then so much % is fat and connective tissue etc.   I think he said it's something like 0.2 grams of protein in 1 gram of chicken!  so you would need to eat a hell of a lot of any meat to get enough of your recommended intake.
 
 This is a valid point...when he says 'you are told to eat a gram of protein to a gram of bodyweight' but many of us are falling way short than we think.. 
  
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post edited by PowerUP - 2011/03/31 23:16:18
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    naththebeast
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    Re:how much protein are you really getting from your meals? 2011/04/01 00:45:38 (permalink)
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    Id say most chicken is closer to 30g protein per 100g, tends to be around this mark for most meat, alothough can vary of course.
    Plus pretty much every food source has a bit of protein in, i think sometimes we dont get as much as we think, but if people do decide to measure it out then is easily achieveable to get a decent amount



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    kaldog
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    Re:how much protein are you really getting from your meals? 2011/04/01 01:16:32 (permalink)
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    surely you work out the nutritional content of how much youre cooking and work on that?
     
    i generally take 100g chicken to be 25-30g protein, so usually have 150g or so

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    iaink
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    Re:how much protein are you really getting from your meals? 2011/04/01 08:58:29 (permalink)
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     How do we really know how much protein is in a serving of chicken?

     
    Its on the back of the package :)
     
    0.2 grams of protein in 1 gram of chicken

     
    So 20g in 100g which is pretty much in the range expected for the meat.
     
     
    Or are you suggesting this info is incorrect?
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    Big Les
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    Re:how much protein are you really getting from your meals? 2011/04/01 21:07:10 (permalink)
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    I use an expensive piece of software based on the industry standard average data from Widdowson and McCance to analyse my diet :)
     
     
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    Re:how much protein are you really getting from your meals? 2011/04/02 17:57:22 (permalink)
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    It is a common misconception that 'if there is little to no carb and fat in chicken breast, and I eat 2 x 100g breasts therefore I eat 200g protein' - as someone has said a simple glance at the back of the packet would show this not to be true, but I have heard it from quite a few people!
     
    I use http://caloriecount.about.com for a decent estimate for foods
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    Re:how much protein are you really getting from your meals? 2011/04/03 08:26:23 (permalink)
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    Echo - you get the same mistake with protein powders, carb sources, in fact anything food.
     
    I have 100g protein and 50g carbs - and you discover its a chicken breast 100g raw, and 50g of cooked rice -!!!
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    Re:how much protein are you really getting from your meals? 2011/04/03 09:39:23 (permalink)
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    lol I suppose if you don't think about it then it could make sense. I like to think people buying protein powders pay a little more attention but then the issue is that people don't pay attention to the serving size, just the protein per serving!
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    Re:how much protein are you really getting from your meals? 2011/04/03 23:05:06 (permalink)
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    naththebeast

    Id say most chicken is closer to 30g protein per 100g, tends to be around this mark for most meat, alothough can vary of course.
    Plus pretty much every food source has a bit of protein in, i think sometimes we dont get as much as we think, but if people do decide to measure it out then is easily achieveable to get a decent amount

    30g of protein per 100grams of meat is going to be for cooked chicken and not raw.
     
    most raw meats are around 17 to 23g per 100g.
     
     
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    Re:how much protein are you really getting from your meals? 2011/04/04 11:01:19 (permalink)
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    naththebeast

    Id say most chicken is closer to 30g protein per 100g, tends to be around this mark for most meat, alothough can vary of course.
    Plus pretty much every food source has a bit of protein in, i think sometimes we dont get as much as we think, but if people do decide to measure it out then is easily achieveable to get a decent amount

    30g of protein per 100grams of meat is going to be for cooked chicken and not raw.

    most raw meats are around 17 to 23g per 100g.



     
    Do you mean the opposite way around, as i doubt protein count increases when being cooked?



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    Re:how much protein are you really getting from your meals? 2011/04/04 23:04:17 (permalink)
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    naththebeast

    stephen77

    naththebeast

    Id say most chicken is closer to 30g protein per 100g, tends to be around this mark for most meat, alothough can vary of course.
    Plus pretty much every food source has a bit of protein in, i think sometimes we dont get as much as we think, but if people do decide to measure it out then is easily achieveable to get a decent amount

    30g of protein per 100grams of meat is going to be for cooked chicken and not raw.

    most raw meats are around 17 to 23g per 100g.




    Do you mean the opposite way around, as i doubt protein count increases when being cooked?


    when you cook it, it loose water and fat thus the protein per 100g content increases as a result.
     
    things like pasta go the other way as they swell up with water.
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    MaximusMeridus
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    Re:how much protein are you really getting from your meals? 2011/04/05 01:42:58 (permalink)
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    We are 60% water, so is meat..
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    Re:how much protein are you really getting from your meals? 2011/04/05 20:34:42 (permalink)
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      sorry guys I think I was jumping to the wrong conclusions :)  I suddenly thought damn!  I'm not getting as much protein in my daily diet as I expected..   it just sounded a really low % when its put over like he was suggesting.   
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