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Old 01-27-2012, 02:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Is there a standard to expressing macronutrient ratios?

I'd really like to know if macronutrients should be expressed as

carb-fat-protein (which makes sense because it's alphabetical)


carb-protein-fat (as many on FD express it)


fat-carb-protein (as it's expressed in FD's Food Journal)


(insert your preference here)


(the list goes on, depending on what website you visit. For example, here it's listed as protein-fat-carbs:
Macronutrient Ratios |

Really, is there a STANDARD way to express it? I ask because it's confusing when someone states ratios and there doesn't appear to be a standard, or if there is a standard, nobody seems to know what the standard is.

This has been puzzling me for a long time.

Think of food as fuel for the body instead of feeding emotions

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