How Much Protein or Fat Should I Have?

Getting involved in your process is key!

Whether you're following habits or breaking down macronutrients, the more you can learn, the more likely you are to adhere to the goal at hand!

Here, Coach Ed breaks down fat content in different protein sources, then talks about the amount of grams you should have of fat and protein per meal.

Remember that these are just starting point guidelines. If you have a general idea of how much you should be eating, then find a way to measure, you can make informed decisions about the next step to take.

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The Takeaway:

General macro guidelines breakdown like this:

Protein:
Women - 20-30g/meal
Mean - 40-60g/meal

Fat:
Women - 7-12g/meal
Mean - 15-25g/meal

Carbohydrate:
Women - 20-30g/meal
Mean - 40-60g/meal

If you're someone who likes numbers and data, counting macronutrients can be a great way to adjust your diet. Remember that measuring is key. Have a food scale, measuring cups and measuring spoons handy. The more accurate you can be the better!

The whole point behind this video is being mindful of fat content in different protein sources. For example, the 85% lean ground beef or salmon are a higher in fat, chicken or pork tenderloin are lower in fat. Becoming invested in your process and researching how much fat is in certain amounts of protein allows you to more closely manage how much fat you're getting per meal.

If you have salmon, try to avoid another fat source like olive oil, egg yolks or nuts. If you have a leaner protein like chicken, measure your fat source to make sure you get the appropriate amount of fat in that meal.

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