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Pound of grass fed beef a day?

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Created January 18, 2013 at 4:12 PM

I've started paleo recently, and find that I'm eating 3/4 lbs of 75% lean grass fed ground beef a day, with about 1/4 lb of grass fed organ meat ( heart, in this case.)

Is this too much meat? Too much protein?

Thanks

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3690 · January 20, 2013 at 3:00 AM

I agree with Matt. Once we adapt to real food eating, it doesn't take much to sustain lean body mass unless you're frequently performing extremely strenuous work that leaves you sore.

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41442 · January 18, 2013 at 9:15 PM

I actually consider my own consumption pattern to be extravagant and somewhat wasteful.

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41442 · January 18, 2013 at 9:15 PM

Protein needs for most folks are rather low, and there's non-zero amounts of protein in most everything we eat. Even eating just 6-8 ounces of animal product daily, I'm clocking in with 120-130 grams of protein - appproximately half of that from animals.

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10994 · January 18, 2013 at 8:36 PM

A pound of 25% fat beef is only 70ish pounds of protein, I don't think that's high or incredibly wasteful.

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615 · January 18, 2013 at 4:24 PM

not at all , bon apetit!

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41442 · January 18, 2013 at 6:18 PM

A pound a day seems incredibly wasteful. Meat and protein aren't preferred energy sources, so to use them as such is inefficient. Eat plants - roots, tubers, fruits, nuts, oils - for calories.

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10994 · January 18, 2013 at 8:36 PM

A pound of 25% fat beef is only 70ish pounds of protein, I don't think that's high or incredibly wasteful.

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41442 · January 18, 2013 at 9:15 PM

I actually consider my own consumption pattern to be extravagant and somewhat wasteful.

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3690 · January 20, 2013 at 3:00 AM

I agree with Matt. Once we adapt to real food eating, it doesn't take much to sustain lean body mass unless you're frequently performing extremely strenuous work that leaves you sore.

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41442 · January 18, 2013 at 9:15 PM

Protein needs for most folks are rather low, and there's non-zero amounts of protein in most everything we eat. Even eating just 6-8 ounces of animal product daily, I'm clocking in with 120-130 grams of protein - appproximately half of that from animals.

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5650 · January 18, 2013 at 6:00 PM

no that's perfect. i usually eat 1 lb a day. i'm about 90 lbs and this is normal for me.

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2302 · January 18, 2013 at 4:28 PM

That is about 80g protein/day, which is not too much (depending on how much other protein sources you have). Everyone has different protein requirements based on weight, lean mass, exercise, etc. I believe eating offal daily is overkill as your body does not need/cannot use that amount of nutrients.

Variety is always good as well as different meats give you different nutritional benefits...beyond the fact that you might get bored eating the same thing.

Add in some eggs and salmon as simple other protein options. If available, other meats like bison and lamb are great too.

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0 · January 20, 2013 at 12:15 AM

Meat and fish are the best sources of protein, since (as we’ll see later) plant proteins are often toxic. So how much meat and fish should we eat? Most meats have about 400 protein calories per pound.

There are a few exceptions to this rule: bacon has 210 protein calories per pound uncooked, due to its high fat content, but 700 protein calories per pound if fried to a crisp. Eggs have 230 calories per pound. But 400 protein calories per pound is a good rule of thumb.

Therefore, the peak health range for protein of 200 to 600 calories is satisfied by eating 0.5 to 1.5 pounds of meat, fish, and eggs per day.

Athletes and very-low-carb dieters will benefit from eating in the upper half of that range, but most people will want to consume 200 to 400 calories of protein, or 0.5 to 1.0 pound of meat, fish, and eggs per day.

Jaminet, Paul; Jaminet, Shou-Ching (2012-12-11). Perfect Health Diet (Kindle Locations 1551-1552). Simon & Schuster, Inc.. Kindle Edition.

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188 · January 18, 2013 at 5:57 PM

Nope! Protein is awesome - fills you right up so you feel happy and don't crave donuts :)

The only reason we ever limit it at our house is to save a little money. When my husband and I find a good deal on grass fed meats, we fill up the freezer and eat about a pound a day each.

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78422 · January 18, 2013 at 4:31 PM

Not too much but I wish I had as much money as you did lol

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-7 · January 20, 2013 at 12:18 AM

TOO MUCH L-CYSTEINE NEED GELATIN OR YOUR THYROID SHUTS OFF

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