You are what you eat and drink – 6 steps – But when did you last eat 2 oz. protein in a steak?
This is a very simple restatement of the basics, and lest we forget, you may have your drink!! The item follows up on the required calories, protein, complex carbohydrate and fat needs and acknowledges the use of supplements.
Note that daily protein needs for men are given as 1/3 gram/lb of body weight. That is an awkward number!! 0.3 g/lb = 0.66 g/kg. And 0.66 g/kg (of body weight)/day comes from the USA’s Institute of Medicine’s Dietary Reference Intakes, see below.
A gram is about 0.035 ounces. Making a 1/3 g = 0.01oz.
At 177 lbs body weight (80kg) the sum is 0.01 x 177 = 1.77 oz. protein/day.
That is a very low number, and not what happens in daily experience! Hence my question, when did you last eat a 2 oz. steak? Let’s take a closer look.
As a survivor of a serious car collision in 1986 I realised nutrition was going to be part of my recovery plan. Now, years later in 2015, that is an abiding interest expressed under the general heading of men’s health. My mission with this site is to create a nutrition-focused blog of high interest to men, and the women who want to support them!! There is a parallel intention to develop this site into a marketing portal.