January 11, 2014 Meat is the most important component of the paleo lifestyle. By eating meats we are giving our bodies nutrients that it cannot make on it's own. According to the cdc.gov, women in my age group 19-70+ need 46 grams of protein each day! To put that in to prospective, a 3 ounce piece of meat has 21 grams of protein and one cup of spinach has 1 gram of protein. How much protein will be on your plate tonight?