I was on Dr. Bernstein's forum this week, nosing around. Talk about information overload!
I've been really concerned with the amount of protein I've been eating lately. When I cut carbs, I always over-compensate on protein. But then I was reading (can't recall where) that eating over 37 gm of protein at a meal had a glycemic effect, which explained to me why my protein-heavy meals were popping my blood sugar up in the early mornings.
Diet 101 has a link to an online ketogenic calculator, but it doesn't help break things down by meals. Dr. Bernstein suggests a 6gm carb breakfast, 12gm carb lunch, 12gm carb dinner. And then I found a rule of thumb from the Dr. B forum that said the following:
Without carbs, you need (at a minimum) half as many fat grams as protein grams. For each gram of carb you then add, you need 2 grams of fat to balance it.
So that's what I started doing this morning, hoping to manage protein portions better and find the truly ketogenic diet. I'm shooting for three meals a day plus an afternoon snack.
There's so much more math on the forum, but I don't have time for all that! I am grateful to those who do the math for me!