This Infographic Shows What 25g Of Protein Looks Like

This Infographic Shows What 25g Of Protein Looks Like

Most of us need at least 50g of protein a day, and significantly more if we’re working out a lot or trying to lose weight. This graphic shows what 25g of protein looks like in a variety of foods, so you can eat a few of these portions and know you’re on the right track.

Athletes need between 0.5g and 0.8g of protein per pound of body weight per day (so, 75g-120g for a 150-pound person). Eating more than this is OK, as long as you’ve budgeted it into your calories for the day.

You can get a 25g helping of protein from a small portion of meat, four hard-boiled eggs or a cup of lentils. Check out the graphic for more examples from the plant and animal kingdoms.

Infographic: What 25 Grams of Protein Looks Like [DailyBurn]


  • jeez im glad i know how big a 3.3oz steak is, oh wait a minute i dont because i use the metric system

    • The discussion of grams of protein per pound of body weight is especially helpful.

      Actually, the whole thing is “25 grams of protein is this much (in imperial measure) of these other things” which ALSO mixes up two measurement systems. It seems to me this would be confusing to just about everyone.

      I really wish the USA would switch to metric, but I suspect they will do so only when we pry their yardsticks from their cold, dead hands.

  • I like how they mix metric and imperial units when they say “.36 grams of protein per pound of body weight”

  • You beat me to it! I was having a browse and wondering what the hell an oz. then saw your comment. Also, pardon my ignorance, but what is a tempah or a seitan? Have to go now, or else I won’t have enough time to count the peanuts and almonds I’m preparing for my kids lunchboxes…

  • Quick convert using app on phone. 3 oz = 85 grams.

    but like everyone else said, onces for grams of, for a x pound person… ay ya yi !

  • Not to mention WTF is 2/3rds a can of tuna, a 90g can, 200g can 450g can ?

    What size is a stick of mozzarella

    How much does a medium shrimp weigh ?

    Such arbitrary amounts are stupid.

  • Those must be some kind of super cashews if 17 of them = 25g protein. I doubt they even weight that much alone!

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