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Posted by: Stacey | 2010/02/22

Portion

Hi

What is a portion of protein in grams , cooked weight. for some reason im stuck on 100g cooked weight for all protein sources , eg: 100g of tuna, 100g of skinless bonesless chicken breat , 100g of egg whites .

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Dear Stacey
The portion sizes for protein foods are actually much smaller than the ones you mention! 30 g for meat and fish and 1 x 50 g egg. The 100g portions you mention are multiples of the 30 g suggested portions. In general adults only require about 3 protein portions a day, thus 1 egg plus 60 g meat of tuna or chicken. South Africans tend to overeat when it comes to protein. Also keep in mind that low-fat milk, yoghurt and cottage cheese are all sources of excellent protein. The portion sizes for dairy products are 1 cup for milk and yoghurt and 1/2 cup for cottage cheese.
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DietDoc

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Posted by: Stacey | 2010/02/24

is it 30 of the actual meat or must the protein content total 30g
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Posted by: Stacey | 2010/02/24

is it 30 of the actual meat or must the protein content total 30g
thanks

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Posted by: DietDoc | 2010/02/23

Dear Stacey
The portion sizes for protein foods are actually much smaller than the ones you mention! 30 g for meat and fish and 1 x 50 g egg. The 100g portions you mention are multiples of the 30 g suggested portions. In general adults only require about 3 protein portions a day, thus 1 egg plus 60 g meat of tuna or chicken. South Africans tend to overeat when it comes to protein. Also keep in mind that low-fat milk, yoghurt and cottage cheese are all sources of excellent protein. The portion sizes for dairy products are 1 cup for milk and yoghurt and 1/2 cup for cottage cheese.
Best regards
DietDoc

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