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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)

or

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

or

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

or

(insert your preference here)

or

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


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.
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Old 01-27-2012, 02:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Most sites I've seen list it as Carbs/Protein/Fats
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Old 01-27-2012, 03:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I, too, always thought it was Carb/Protein/Fat and that's the way I tend to express it.
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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).
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Old 01-30-2012, 08:44 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks for the replies. I think I'll adopt the Carbs/Protein/Fats way of expressing macronutrients.
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