I made a post similar to this a while back in the Supplements & Nutrition forum, but did not get a lot of feedback. Since I think this is an integral part of getting bigger, stronger and leaner, I figured I might take a shot at throwing it up here to get some more opinions from people.
According to the way I currently calculate my macros, 4oz of chicken breast contains 140 calories, 25 grams of protein, 0 grams of carbs, and 4 grams of fat. I eat roughly 28oz of chicken breast a day, 6 eggs, and through incidental sources of protein this would put me at roughly 250g of protein daily (or 1.25x bodyweight).
The issue is that a number of sources online clock 4oz of chicken breast much higher, which would put me closer to 350g of protein a day (which would be absurd at my bodyweight of 200lbs). I need to make dietary adjustments and, at this point, I do not think I have too much wiggle room with carbs and fats, so I would like to know if there is a chance I may have been accidentally ingesting too much protein.
I haven’t put too much thought into it over the years, just kinda of went along with the first numbers I could find on Google, and basically went by how my body looked, but I would like to eventually get a definitive answer on this as there appears to be much variation (and, if there is a chance I can lower my protein, perhaps allowing for more carbs - I would love to do that, as well).
So, if you can, please let me know what your thoughts are on the caloric/macro content of 4oz chicken - thanks!