I have been wondering about macronutrient ratios lately and would welcome some advice on the matter
So, I'm a caloriecounter and I track my calories on sparkpeople. The website says that I should eat 1,200-1,550 calories per day (I tend to go over a bit), and then specifies that I should aim to eat as follows: carbohydrates 135-252 grams, fats 27-60 grams and proteins 60-136 grams. There is the option to customize those goals, so I'm wondering whether I should or not. I found information on the internet that these recommendations are based on the USDA food pyramid.
The reason I'm wondering is because I've been told by a doctor that I need to see a nutritionist as my protein intake is too low apparently, so I've been paying extra attention to the protein counts. But I also wonder if the doctor just said so because I don't eat any other meat than fish, and she doesn't believe in cutting out red meat from your diet.
I know there isn't a one size fits all answer but I would still like to ask if you pay attention to how many carbs, fats and proteins you are eating, and if so where have you found the information that you based your goals on?