Food Pyramid Recommendation: 55-60/20-25/15-20
Despite the different things out there, I follow the food pyramid recommendation 55-60% carbs, 20-25% protein, 15-20% fat...this is because you utilize carbs a lot more than you would think.
For me, I can't do Atkins or any of those low carb diets...I mean my brain shuts off and I walk around like a zombie...so that's one of things I need carbs for to energize my brain, but also because I'm fairly active I need carbs for energy, when I don't take in adequate carb to support my activity I'm sluggish and don't have enough energy to perform my routine. For example, the other day we had a 16 mile hike and I didn't plan well (didn't take adequate amounts of food)...I had one item all carbs..not complex, that help me refuel, but that was like 2.5 hours into the 5 hours and by the end I was dragging.
Last edited by VitoVino; 02-02-2012 at 04:01 PM.