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Old 03-17-2006, 02:21 PM   #1
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Question Protein/Fat/Carb ratio

I just put in my food info over at fitday to see where I am calorie-wise but the food percentages really have no meaning to me. Is there any particular percentage I should be aiming for?
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Old 03-17-2006, 02:49 PM   #2
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Good question - this is something I was also considering. I've been reading in the posts today - and I think I need to start using Oil Sprays vs. Olive Oil sometimes. My fat ratio is somewhat too high, possibly.
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I agree, especially since my trainer just recently told me that fat should only account for 10% of my diet. AND that I should be getting up to 70 grams of protein a day and yesterday was 90. Feel like I'm eating too much fat and protein and not enough carbs?
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There's no one set ratio.. the "experts" debate the % on each...and take issue with the USDA recommendations -- and there is no discussion on this in the SB book..
Each one of us is different, and may have health issues that impact on the % (e.g. folks with Kidney problems need to watch their protein intake.)...so with that being said.....

Here is a link to a site that provides not only recommended daily calorie intake, but the breakdown for you based on your age, gender, and lifestyle. It may hel you set a benchmark for each food type and will enable you to tweak it based on how your body responds to/processes each type.

http://www.nutritiondata.com/calories-burned.html
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We talked about this a little a while back.
Go to this link.
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Thanks Demeter! I'm going senile I changed my % based on the calcs in the link... I'm doing 45 carb/25 fat/30 protein now.
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Thanks for the links. I believe I'm done for the day foodwise and I'm at 41% fat, 35% carbs and 24% protein. Guess I'm low on the protein today but I ate a lot of veggies. I also ate canadian bacon and a diner egg, which I hardly ever do so that brought up my fat. I'm probably a little low on the calorie side today so maybe I'll have some protein powder in water to bring my protein up a notch.
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Ok, I added the protein drink and it changed to 38% fat, 32% carbs and 30% protein. That seems better I guess.
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