I'm Cath, 22 years old and live in Sydney, Australia *waves*
I bought the book last week (Yes, $65 Amazon International Courier lol) and and quite confused regarding what to eat.
I'm a balanced oxidiser and worked out my calorie intake to be approx 1,350.
I've already made a weekly plan, which varies my calorie intake each day - so that's under control!
However, after looking at it with the "40% Carbs, 30% Protein & %30 Fat" theory; it's just not working
Even on my 2000 calorie day, the percentage is 22% Protein, 62% Carbs and 10% Fat - which obviously isn't right.
I'm a partial vegeterian, which means I only eat chicken and seafood. I guess I can throw in a couple of egg whites to up my protein, but that's still not lowering the carbs.
I'm eating Soy&Linseed bread and I don't eat rice, white bread or any other bad carbs.
Most of the carbs are actually from vegetables; apparently carrots are 86% Carbs, so that's why my averages are looking so high. Or maybe I'm calculating them wrong? I should try it using FitDay.com ...
Okay, Fitday.com says it worked out to be
Fat: 19 173 17%
Sat: 4 33 3%
Poly: 5 44 4%
Mono: 8 74 7%
Carbs: 167 575 56%
Fiber: 23 0 0%
Protein: 71 285 28%
As for my dietary needs, I thought I should be eating 1 serve Protein, 2 serves Dairy, 3 serves Fruit, 4 serves Vegetables and around 4 serves of Carbs. Is that right?
I'm just confused to whether I should concentrate on making sure I eat the right number of CALORIES per day; or make sure I maintain the right PERCENTAGES?
Hope everyone's doing well & a HUGE thank you to Jillian for being the incredible person that she is!