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    Just so you know, 100 grams is roughly 3.5 ounces. That is why we advise measuring in grams as it is more accurate. Portion sizes are an eye opener on Phase 3.

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    Sorry. I need to clarify. I mean 100 grams of protein, as in when you keep track of your calories & fat & protein & carb intake. I track my daily calories on an app, and I can see the nutritional breakdown of what I eat per day. Eating high protein, it was well over 100 grams of protein I was getting in a day. Not referring to the weight of meat. Does that make sense? Cottage cheese is high in protein. I've been mixing that with yogurt. I have protein shakes. Etc.

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    You lost me but there is no need to measure protein on a scale during Phase 3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JodyBarton View Post
    Sorry. I need to clarify. I mean 100 grams of protein, as in when you keep track of your calories & fat & protein & carb intake. I track my daily calories on an app, and I can see the nutritional breakdown of what I eat per day. Eating high protein, it was well over 100 grams of protein I was getting in a day. Not referring to the weight of meat. Does that make sense? Cottage cheese is high in protein. I've been mixing that with yogurt. I have protein shakes. Etc.
    I see what your doing... I have no idea how to transfer that to how much your actually eating though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linda View Post
    You lost me but there is no need to measure protein on a scale during Phase 3.
    You know when you read the nutrition label, and it gives the "daily percentage" of the different vitamins, minerals, and proteins and stuff? That is what she is referring to..

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    Jody, what app do you use? I'm approaching P4 and was thinking of using an app to do better tracking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiffany Reynolds Volkman View Post
    Jody, what app do you use? I'm approaching P4 and was thinking of using an app to do better tracking.
    I use myfitnesspal, which also links to their website, and I use runkeeper for walking/running. I've used it for a while- you can add your own recipes, and get the calculation per serving it's awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tygereye View Post
    I see what your doing... I have no idea how to transfer that to how much your actually eating though...
    So yes, I do not WEIGH my protein- just look at what I'm eating in grams per day like on the Nutrition Facts of a label. Apparently, we should eat over 100 g (not of weight) of protein per day... from any form.

    For example Linda- if I grab my app-the nutritional facts from my whole milk used in my latte this morning:
    Calories = 150
    Fat 8 g
    Cholesterol 35 mg
    Carbs 11 g
    Protein 8 g

    Those are the protein grams I was referring to, in saying I had eaten over 100 grams that day. I'm used to tracking all this stuff, as I've had to do it on Weight Watchers in the past. Now, I just do it to make sure I eat balanced- I really don't know how many calories I should be eating- one online calculator I used said about 2200 caloires/day, but that seems high?

    hope that clarifies

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    Jody, I understand what you are doing. I would like you to try to get away from adding up all these things and focus more on just eating until your satisfied. One of the focuses of Phase 3 is to get your mind out of "calorie/weight watching" mode and into normal eating mode. Not really thinking about the details of the menu. Just eating real unprocessed foods. We don't want you on a "diet" or in "diet mode" for the rest of your life. Does that make sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linda View Post
    Jody, I understand what you are doing. I would like you to try to get away from adding up all these things and focus more on just eating until your satisfied. One of the focuses of Phase 3 is to get your mind out of "calorie/weight watching" mode and into normal eating mode. Not really thinking about the details of the menu. Just eating real unprocessed foods. We don't want you on a "diet" or in "diet mode" for the rest of your life. Does that make sense.
    Such great advice Linda- you are SO right! It is so ingrained in my brain that we have to count calories, from many years of no success with weight watchers. It's going to be a hard habit to break, BUT I am finding that I get full much quicker these days, and I stop when this happens. Thanks again!

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