How can I make eating so much protein easier? Should I space it out throughout the day instead of 3 meals a day?
You really don't need that much protein.
Unless you are an athlete/bodybuilder, .7 gm of protein per pound of lean body mass is sufficient. For you, that would be more like 70-80 gm/day.
Perhaps you should eat denser forms of protein. It's easier to eat 40g of protein from tuna than from eggs.
What are you eating currently?
EDIT If you're trying to eat lots of protein, and having a hard time finishing your meals, and trying to lose bodyfat... That is what you want.
The point of eating high protein when trying to lose weight is for increased satiety so that you don't overeat.
At your size I bet it is tough. Fat makes protein go down like a champ. I eat about that much and I'm a 160lb male with good amount of muscle. Eat plenty of fat with your protein (like 65% fat by calories is what 80/20 ground beef has....I would not go leaner than that) and let the chips fall were they may.
Oh, and I agree with dragonfly on the .7/lb of lean mass as a good amount.
I don't find it a huge issue to eat a lot of protein, but then I eat it for my snacks too. I actually crave it, which helps. Do you exercise a lot? Because that does sound like a high amount to be aiming for daily. Your stats are pretty much the same as mine, I'm 125lbs, and that amount of protein is what I eat on days when I've lifted heavy or done a long run/workout.
i have the same problem, tried to force me to eat that much protein, only ended up eating way too much to loose weight...
and i IF, so its even harder, how should i eat that much protein in 1-2 meals? no way!
now i average around 60gr. a day, that's 1gr per kg. of ideal weight. but i stopped tracking everything... iam on a ketogenic paleo diet, so my hunger is pretty little and i guess naturally i now just eat what my body needs.
oh and i agree, tuna and ground beef really helps, could never eat lean protein or eggs for that amount. i have insulin issues (pcos), so whey is not really a option for me, and i do try to go as natural as possible.
The way I figure out these questions is by technologically assisted guessing. So, I go over to Wolframalpha.com and put in your stats.Wolframalpha tells me you've got 93.5lbs lean body mass. I figure 90g is a much better number than 120g. You can add in your age too, if you want to play around with the stats. These are averages, so I don't know how well they describe you personally, but I found them handy in figuring out my needs. My assumption was that I needed enough protein to maintain muscle mass, but that more would probably be unhelpful because I needed to maximize nutrition and maintain a calorie deficit.
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