Regardless of lifestyle, everyone should eat nutritiously. This means cutting back on fat, controlling your portions of protein, and eating more vegetables as a way of life- not a temporary diet. Too much protein can create bulk. In America, we are being fed larger portion sizes than needed. A proper portion of protein is only 3-4oz. of meat, which has about 20 grams of protein. In a balanced diet, protein intake should be approximately 50g of protein a day. If you eat a 16 oz.