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    Figuring out the right amount of protein in chicken breast

    Hi, guys. Please help me figure out the right way to count protein in chicken breast.
    Sounds easy but the problem is that I live in Russia and if I buy a pack of lean (skinless) chicken breast, it says it contains anywhere 19 to 21g of protein per 100g (raw), whereas almost any nutrition fact or label in English says it contains ~31g of protein. I've found only one label that fits the Russian chicken breast version.

    The difference is huge so I suppose something is terribly wrong with that. Maybe you use a better food for chicken there in the US.

    Sometimes I buy a chicken breast containing 160 Calories per 100g, sometimes 110. But the taste is the same whether I eat a 9g fat version or a 1.5g version. Could someone explain, please? It should be the same.
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    We have these kinds of chickens in the U.S. That may explain the difference.

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    This is the same guy who said last year that Russia doesn't have a problem with alcoholism, if I remember right.

    OP, is that actually true? What if it's just Cold War propaganda that the west has come to believe unquestioningly?
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    Originally Posted by EliKoehn View Post
    This is the same guy who said last year that Russia doesn't have a problem with alcoholism, if I remember right.

    OP, is that actually true? What if it's just Cold War propaganda that the west has come to believe unquestioningly?
    I dunno, but I think I complimented Russian vodka in that thread and it led to some tirade.

    But to answer your Q, if a culture is thought of as being able to handle high alcohol intake like champs, is that an alcoholism problem?
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    Originally Posted by air2fakie View Post
    I dunno, but I think I complimented Russian vodka in that thread and it led to some tirade.

    But to answer your Q, if a culture is thought of as being able to handle high alcohol intake like champs, is that an alcoholism problem?
    I don't really like vodka in general, but Russian varieties have been the best that I've tried, Stolichnaya has a really appealing label, to boot.

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    Is there anyone able to answer without putting too much BS? I like how funny you guys are but it's not related to the question.
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    Originally Posted by TheShredded View Post
    Is there anyone able to answer without putting too much BS? I like how funny you guys are but it's not related to the question.
    Sorry, I didn't mean to derail. I don't like how this forum meanders sometimes but I suppose I did just participate in that.

    Chicken should be virtually the same the world around. Mine is 35g/ 4oz (raw weight), and my nutrition facts label (United States) matches the USDA data which you find on Google. I would assume the Russian numbers are wrong, if you have the same raw weight as the measurements testified to by everything else.
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    There could be 2 reasons for the discrepancy.

    1. The serving size could differ between the 2.
    2. There could be fillers in the Russian version. Same total weight, but the one with fillers would weigh less.

    Is that better, comrade?
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    Originally Posted by TheShredded View Post
    Is there anyone able to answer without putting too much BS? I like how funny you guys are but it's not related to the question.
    Funny how?

    I'd count the nutrition as listed on the label from the food you actually bought. I have no idea what nutritional facts are on labels of similar food from other countries or in other languages, and don't really care.

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    Does Russia have something like the fda? Maybe there labels aren’t regulated as well.
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    Originally Posted by snailsrus View Post
    Does Russia have something like the fda? Maybe there labels aren’t regulated as well.
    they have the kgb.
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    And surprisingly good propaganda music. I couldn't disagree more politically, but I've always found that Slavic sound appealing.

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    Originally Posted by snailsrus View Post
    Does Russia have something like the fda? Maybe there labels aren’t regulated as well.
    No, we don't. Our labels aren't regulated, all over the place, and completely misleading.
    So can I rely on the nutrition label saying that the chicken breast (raw, no skin) has 110 calories per 100g containing 23g of protein or should I rely on the USDA version saying A 3.5-ounce (100-gram) serving of chicken breast (it's not known whether it skinless or not) provides 165 calories, 31 grams of protein and 3.6 grams of fat?
    Please clarify the real nutrition facts of RAW chicken breast with or without skin.

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    The answer to your question is..

    An ounce of chicken is typically 6-7 grams of protein…just like 1 egg.

    That said…truth bomb coming in…

    IT DOESNT MATTER. Eat a portion of protein about as big as your fist every 3-4 hours. You’ll grow with hard training.

    Looking at your photo- You need to eat a heckuva lot more than you are eating right now. In fact probably 99% of the newbies are foolish to count grams when they should simply be eating all the protein they can possibly eat, 4-5 times a day, match that in carbs at the very least, while enjoying growing muscle at warp speed. Who cares if you eat 350 grams instead of 150? You’ll be growing muscle so fast that the medium tee shirt quickly becomes an XL.

    The idea that .8grams protein per lb of lean body weight is going to work for everyone is the most damaging information on this forum. It’s easy to see why so many complain about stalls or no gains or getting fatter but not stronger. This disinfo is just one reason why so many naturals give up natural lifting before they can even bench 300.

    The number of folks that believe “well, I weigh 165, I’ve peaked” is crazy.

    “But science”….
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    Originally Posted by coachcalande View Post
    The answer to your question is..

    An ounce of chicken is typically 6-7 grams of protein…just like 1 egg.

    That said…truth bomb coming in…

    IT DOESNT MATTER. Eat a portion of protein about as big as your fist every 3-4 hours. You’ll grow with hard training.

    Looking at your photo- You need to eat a heckuva lot more than you are eating right now. In fact probably 99% of the newbies are foolish to count grams when they should simply be eating all the protein they can possibly eat, 4-5 times a day, match that in carbs at the very least, while enjoying growing muscle at warp speed. Who cares if you eat 350 grams instead of 150? You’ll be growing muscle so fast that the medium tee shirt quickly becomes an XL.

    The idea that .8grams protein per lb of lean body weight is going to work for everyone is the most damaging information on this forum. It’s easy to see why so many complain about stalls or no gains or getting fatter but not stronger. This disinfo is just one reason why so many naturals give up natural lifting before they can even bench 300.

    The number of folks that believe “well, I weigh 165, I’ve peaked” is crazy.

    “But science”….
    I've got this...Thank you. I'm also interested in nutrition, you know counting and all this boring stuff.

    So the reason why the google label says that 3.5 oz of chicken breast contains 31g of protein is because it's probably cooked. Have no idea why it's not pointed out.
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    Yeah cooked vs raw makes a difference in weight.

    My suggestion is to keep it simple, cook all you can cook in a baking pan, store it in a plastic bin in the fridge, every three hours, grab a hunk, weight it…4-6-8 oz….whatever makes you happy….but in generAl, 6-7 g per oz is about right. My own thinking is “grab 40-60 g per meal”…
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