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    This might be a dumb question too most, but here goes. Say for instance, a bag of chicken beast list 4oz raw = 23grs of protein. When you cook the chicken and weigh it, it measures 2 1/2oz. Do you still get 23grs of protein?

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    you lost a decent amount of water, but i tend to measure it by the ounce after cooked and then times that 7

    Foods High in Protein
    Shortcut: An ounce of meat or fish has approximately 7 grams of protein.
    Beef

    * Hamburger patty, 4 oz 28 grams protein
    * Steak, 6 oz 42 grams
    * Most cuts of beef 7 grams of protein per ounce

    Chicken

    * Chicken breast, 3.5 oz - 30 grams protein
    * Chicken thigh 10 grams (for average size)
    * Drumstick 11 grams
    * Wing 6 grams
    * Chicken meat, cooked, 4 oz 35 grams

    Fish

    * Most fish fillets or steaks are about 22 grams of protein for 3 oz (100 grams) of cooked fish, or 6 grams per ounce
    * Tuna, 6 oz can - 40 grams of protein

    Pork

    * Pork chop, average - 22 grams protein
    * Pork loin or tenderloin, 4 oz 29 grams
    * Ham, 3 oz serving 19 grams
    * Ground pork, 1 oz raw 5 grams; 3 oz cooked 22 grams
    * Bacon, 1 slice 3 grams
    * Canadian-style bacon (back bacon), slice 5 6 grams

    Eggs and Dairy

    * Egg, large - 6 grams protein
    * Milk, 1 cup - 8 grams
    * Cottage cheese, cup - 15 grams
    * Yogurt, 1 cup usually 8-12 grams, check label
    * Soft cheeses (Mozzarella, Brie, Camembert) 6 grams per oz
    * Medium cheeses (Cheddar, Swiss) 7 or 8 grams per oz
    * Hard cheeses (Parmesan) 10 grams per oz

    Beans (including soy)

    * Tofu, cup 20 grams protein
    * Tofu, 1 oz, 2.3 grams
    * Soy milk, 1 cup - 6 -10 grams
    * Most beans (black, pinto, lentils, etc) about 7-10 grams protein per half cup of cooked beans
    * Soy beans, cup cooked 14 grams protein
    * Split peas, cup cooked 8 grams

    Nuts and Seeds

    * Peanut butter, 2 Tablespoons - 8 grams protein
    * Almonds, cup 8 grams
    * Peanuts, cup 9 grams
    * Cashews, cup 5 grams
    * Pecans, cup 2.5 grams
    * Sunflower seeds, cup 6 grams
    * Pumpkin seeds, cup 19 grams
    * Flax seeds cup 8 grams
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    Quote Originally Posted by young4life View Post
    This might be a dumb question too most, but here goes. Say for instance, a bag of chicken beast list 4oz raw = 23grs of protein. When you cook the chicken and weigh it, it measures 2 1/2oz. Do you still get 23grs of protein?

    You only lose 1 oz after cooking....Also usually the package will have the cooked amount and the raw amount....So 4oz raw=3 oz cooked.
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    Thanx for the quick reply. Trying to narrow down my diet so that I get 50gms of protein per meal 5 - 6 times per day. I was eating 10 - 12oz chicken breast (measured raw), but when I did, it would sit there and cause me to fill bloated all day long. I figured I was taking in too much protein per meal. Lately, I've been eating 8oz chicken breast and just want to know if I was getting atleast 50grm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by young4life View Post
    Thanx for the quick reply. Trying to narrow down my diet so that I get 50gms of protein per meal 5 - 6 times per day. I was eating 10 - 12oz chicken breast raw, but when I did, it would sit there and cause me to fill bloated all day long. I figured I was taking in too much protein per meal. Lately I've been eating 8oz chicken breast and just want to know if I was getting atleast 50grm.

    Just drink a protein drink with your meal, that way you don't have to eat so much meat at one time. You can have a smaller portion of meat that way. I don't count protein drinks as meals, instead I have them as a drink with a meal.
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