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VitoVino 01-27-2012 03:26 PM

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. :confused:

This has been puzzling me for a long time.

handcycle2005 01-27-2012 03:51 PM

Most sites I've seen list it as Carbs/Protein/Fats

taubele 01-27-2012 04:10 PM

I, too, always thought it was Carb/Protein/Fat and that's the way I tend to express it.

zyxst 01-27-2012 04:25 PM

It makes the best sense to me fat/carb/protein (how it's on food labels), but I read/write it how everyone else says it (carb/fat/protein).

VitoVino 01-30-2012 09:44 PM

Thanks for the replies. I think I'll adopt the Carbs/Protein/Fats way of expressing macronutrients.

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