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5/1/12 9:04 P

I would not even attempt to guess what this recommendation is about and you should be asking the dietitian. I have several "red flags". The needs of a person planning for gastric surgery are different than another adult's needs who is trying to lose weight in a more traditional why are they all grouped together???

If the class is pushing 3 meals and 3 snacks at 2.5 ounces cooked meat portion/eating episode...that equals....15 ounces of meat total for the day which is very high. For there is probably other protein coming in from beans, milk, yogurt, cheese, nuts, seeds, whole grains, etc.

So you need to investigate further.
SP Dietitian Becky

SUEK24 Posts: 1,139
5/1/12 9:03 P

Russell, hope you're kidding about that 8 oz steak! :)

Healthnut, best would be to ask the nurtitionist. Does she have you eating 5 meals a ady by any chance? If so, 2.5 oz eaten 5 times (12.5 oz) a day would only be slightly more than a the amount of protein a typical woman eating 3 oz protein per meal/1 oz per snack would get with 3 meals and 2 snacks a day (11 oz).

HEALTHNUT2009 Posts: 907
5/1/12 8:52 P

of course - veggies are always good for you --

you rebel u -- 8 oz of meat o my ....


RUSSELL_40 Posts: 16,826
5/1/12 6:52 P

Ok healthnut, but I am having an 8 oz steak for

wonder if 2 cups of green beans will make it a healthy meal.

LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 23,392
5/1/12 6:05 P

"can someone clarify as to why the dietician is telling us only 2.5 oz ... "

The dietitian is the only one who can tell you why she recommended that amount.

HEALTHNUT2009 Posts: 907
5/1/12 5:16 P

lol - yuk steak uggg
i never eat red meat or pork =

i just never seen any recipe saying 2.5 oz chicken

i think it is an attempt to the people in the class that are looking at -- going for the gastrobypass surgery - they have to get into the habit of eating 3 small portion sized meals (300 to 400 calories each) and 3 snacks of no more than 100 cal each

I am not interested in the surgery and i mentioned that to her --


RUSSELL_40 Posts: 16,826
5/1/12 4:30 P

Why didn't you ask the dietitian? Surely, that would be a better source than "online experts".

I see 3-4 oz servings, maybe 2.5 ozs adds up to the right amount of protein. Your dietitian is balancing macronutrient %'s , and trying to space them evenly through your meals. Without the dietitian's reasoning, we have no idea of his/her intent.

Becky Hand might be the only one here I would trust to answer this. Maybe someone else here is a registered dietitan, but you know Becky's qualifications. I think even she would hesitate with no background. Unless this falls into a general idea shared by dietitians, which I doubt.

Do you doubt the dietitian? Or do you just hope to eat a 6 oz steak tonight? lol. Hope you get answers.. Good luck.

MEGAPEEJ Posts: 732
5/1/12 4:20 P

If you are seeing a dietician, only they can answer that for you. Your nutritional needs may be very different from mine and I may eat anywhere from 2.5 to 6 oz of a protein source in a meal depending on what my daily tracker will allow and what my needs are. However, I am not being monitored by a dietician and/or a nutritionist. If they think you should only eat 2.5 oz per meal, you should ask them why.

HEALTHNUT2009 Posts: 907
5/1/12 3:58 P

This is the amount we were told to have .. for our portion of protein

in our weight management class..

I have never heard of this amount being used in a meal ... usually
recipes call for 3 .. to 4 or 6 oz of protein be it ...whatever chicken, beef etc.

can someone clarify as to why the dietician is telling us only 2.5 oz ...

thank you.

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