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Posted by: 1495 (Guest), Thursday, November 30, 2006, 2:25am
Meat portions according to D'Adamo's book should be 2-5 ozs per serving, if I remember correctly.  But how does one decide whether to have 2, 3, 4 or 5 ozs in each serving.  I'm a woman but I am 5'10 and weigh nearly 139 lbs, a lot of muscle, not much fat- so presumably I require as much meat as a small slender man?
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, November 30, 2006, 2:29am; Reply: 1
try the large portion for starts and work down if necessary.

this is all about individuality and how your body feels....
Posted by: Alia Vo, Friday, December 1, 2006, 12:54am; Reply: 2
Experimenting with the porion sizes during your meals might be the best way to determine how much protein fills you up after a meal.  For myself, I know that when I eat too much protein in a sitting, I can instinctly feel that I've consumed too much; 2-3 ounces of protein is a nice size portion for myself.  Albeit, my blood type is A, and my protein needs differ from that of a blood O individual.

Also consider how much exercise you partake in, how active you are in a single day, and any health challenges you may be facing.

Alia
Posted by: 1495 (Guest), Friday, December 1, 2006, 1:18am; Reply: 3
Today I've had three 5 ozs servings of red meat and I feel swollen and horrible.  So clearly I need to try for smaller amounts than I had today!!

What's kind of scary is that a lot of people go out to restaurants and plough through 12 ozs or more of steak in one sitting!

Posted by: Lola, Friday, December 1, 2006, 1:35am; Reply: 4
also avoid having starch or grains together with your protein......
that rule helped my swelling issues after eating protein.
Posted by: 1495 (Guest), Friday, December 1, 2006, 1:38am; Reply: 5
Quoted from lola
also avoid having starch or grains together with your protein......
that rule helped my swelling issues after eating protein.


I have very little starch or grains these days period.  With my meat I usually have leafy greens of some kind and that's it.  I'm going to experiment with eating 3 or 4 ozs of meat in one sitting.

Posted by: EquiPro, Friday, December 1, 2006, 1:38am; Reply: 6
We're all different.  While I am just slightly taller than you are (and also a woman), I am the size, bone-wise and structure-wise of a man.  Although I wear anywhere from a 14-18 (I've lost some weight lately), I weigh well over 200 lbs.  You would never know it to look at me.  At one point I dieted down to 165 lbs.  People wondered if I had cancer or was anorexic.  I was nothing but bones.

I can easily eat a 12 oz steak or more.

I am the genetic equivalent of an Amazon, and I eat like one.  If I don't eat enough, I am dragged out and miserable.  I simply could not get through my day on small portions.  I need lots of food and the food must include yummy fats like ghee and the fat on my steaks, or I never get satisfied.  For me, it is my strong, muscled, big-framed Russian ancestory that demands that eat enough food.  The less that I eat, the harder time I have losing weight.  My body immediately goes into "famine" mode and conserves every single micron of food that goes it.  If, instead, I feed it well, I can lose weight quite easily.

It is the starches that do me in and make me fat.
Posted by: Alia Vo, Friday, December 1, 2006, 1:39am; Reply: 7
In general, from my own past observations in restaurants, portions are larger for meat, seafood and grain products and more limited with the vegetables.

Alia
Posted by: 1495 (Guest), Friday, December 1, 2006, 1:55am; Reply: 8
Quoted from EquiPro
We're all different.  While I am just slightly taller than you are (and also a woman), I am the size, bone-wise and structure-wise of a man.  Although I wear anywhere from a 14-18 (I've lost some weight lately), I weigh well over 200 lbs.  You would never know it to look at me.  At one point I dieted down to 165 lbs.  People wondered if I had cancer or was anorexic.  I was nothing but bones.

I can easily eat a 12 oz steak or more.

I am the genetic equivalent of an Amazon, and I eat like one.  If I don't eat enough, I am dragged out and miserable.  I simply could not get through my day on small portions.  I need lots of food and the food must include yummy fats like ghee and the fat on my steaks, or I never get satisfied.  For me, it is my strong, muscled, big-framed Russian ancestory that demands that eat enough food.  The less that I eat, the harder time I have losing weight.  My body immediately goes into "famine" mode and conserves every single micron of food that goes it.  If, instead, I feed it well, I can lose weight quite easily.

It is the starches that do me in and make me fat.




Dang!  You're my new hero.  I think Amazonian women are so cool.  I actually think of myself as Amazonian but at a size 6 I guess I'm not quite in your league.   One of my best friends is of Russian background and she has a large frame too and is extremely strong, although she is not as tall as you.
Posted by: 1495 (Guest), Friday, December 1, 2006, 1:56am; Reply: 9
Quoted from Alia_Vo
In general, from my own past observations in restaurants, portions are larger for meat, seafood and grain products and more limited with the vegetables.

Alia


True

Posted by: Melissa_J, Friday, December 1, 2006, 4:24am; Reply: 10
Hmmm. I don't think I ever feel bad after eating as much meat as I want in a sitting, I've never measured it or set goals as to portion size, so maybe I just naturally stop eating when I've had enough?  I can lose plenty of weight while eating plenty of red meat.

Most of the women in my family and in-laws are very petite, and I can't believe the small portions they can live with eating...I sometimes feel full after just 2-3 oz., but when I'm hungry and haven't had red meat for a while, I can usually eat as much as 12 oz without problem.  At restaurants I substitute vegetables for anything I can.
Posted by: Vicki, Friday, December 1, 2006, 5:21am; Reply: 11
I, too, can eat a lot of meat (chicken, turkey, lamb, etc) in one sitting without ill effect.
Posted by: jayney-O (Guest), Saturday, December 2, 2006, 1:39am; Reply: 12
As can I. And I never thought it would be true after eating no meat for 27 yr. It took me a good year or more to get to this point. I guess my stomach acids, juices, whatever had to build up again.
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