View Full Version : protein content

06-07-2007, 07:12 AM
I dont understand.. I've been seeing diet plans that involve just a chicken breast, a handful of nuts and a protein shake that supposedly total over 200grams of protein. Yet I eat a HELL of a lot more to get way less, I realise my protein shake is a lot less but.. Is there something wrong with my calculations?

My daily protein comes from this, Im not counting the little bits and peices I get from nuts and yoghurt-

200g lean mince - 30g protein
200g chicken (various parts) - 25g protein
150g corned beef - 20g protein
150g roast beef - 25g protein
200g fish or beef - 30g protein
soy protein shake - 20g protein

total protein - 150grams

06-07-2007, 07:47 AM
They're probably drinking more than one protein shake. I know that on most days where I get over 200g of protein I am drinking three shakes and eating two entire chicken breasts, plus the nuts and milk and stuff.

I have no idea what 200g of chicken looks like.

06-07-2007, 07:52 AM
Eat larger portions or more meals.

Over the course of a day i'll usually eat:

800g chicken breast - 185g
3 scoops whey - 72g
2 eggs - 13g
PB etc

total protein - 300g

06-07-2007, 08:00 AM
see this is what I mean.. You said 800g of chicken is 185g protein. But I said that 200g is 25g protein. Im getting my information from that website that tells you how much is in each portion of food. Am i just underestimating the portions.

ps. 200g is about one chicken breast, or a little more.

06-07-2007, 08:09 AM
Then our information must be all different, because when I select "small chicken breast" on FitDay I get something like 35g protein, or 42g or something. A lot more than 25g, and that's for a small breast.

06-07-2007, 08:10 AM
well according to my sources. 200g of chicken breast contains 46 grams of protein. that is breast mind you. as opposed to 'various parts' which would likely slightly decrease the protein content.

i generally use this for nutritional info http://www.calorieking.com/foods/calories-in-chicken-breast-meat-only-raw_f-Y2lkPTMwNzk5JmJpZD0xJmZpZD02ODI3NSZlaWQ9MTU1OTk1NTQyJnBvcz0yJnBhcj0ma2V5PWNoaWNrZW4gYnJlYXN0.html

06-07-2007, 08:16 AM
i estimate what you posted is closer to 200g

Mr. D
06-07-2007, 11:40 AM
and count the yogurt and other dairy products. They are complete proteins.