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newleaf123
04-22-2009, 08:07 PM
I have read in numerous posts across the various forums that some people like to have a lot of protein with their meals because it makes them feel full longer. But what I'm stumped by is: how many grams of protein does that mean?

For example, for dinner tonight I had 23g protein:

-- 12g protein in 12oz of roasted brussel sprouts
-- 11g protein in 3 chicken/pineapple teriyaki meatballs

Is that considered a lot of protein, average, only a little? I really have no concept, and when I googled USRDA on protein a couple weeks back when this same thought also hit me, I found it difficult to find pertinent information.


JayEll
04-22-2009, 09:34 PM
Hey newleaf123,

I aim for 30% of my calories as protein. Today I ate 1400 cals. FitDay tells me that I ate 93 grams of protein for the day, and my target was 103 grams. So, I ended up at 27% protein cals.

23 grams of protein for dinner seems OK. One of my meals today had 22 grams. But you can eat more than that per meal, too!

Go to this freedieting.com link:

http://www.freedieting.com/tools/nutrient_calculator.htm

This tool lets you see what different types of food programs give for nutrient percentages.

Jay