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sweatnshoot 09-01-2011 07:11 PM

Carbs, Protein, Fats % for each meal?
It was recommended that I consume my meals in this way:

50% protein
25% fats
25% carbs

Does this mean I have to consume this amount for each (protein, fats, and carbs) of my 6 meals a day? Or is this the grand total daily, this is confusing to me, can someone help me figure this out thanks.

rmdaly 09-01-2011 07:45 PM

That should be your grand total at the end of the day. Check the pie chart at the end of the day after you have entered all your food and it gives a very clear picture of your food.

jackdup 09-01-2011 08:21 PM

Sounds like a lot of protein, I would use google, and research some other opinions.

Are you going to be working out?

VitoVino 09-01-2011 09:45 PM

Yes, that is an extraordinarily high amount of protein. Many people here recommend getting 40-30-30 carb, fat, protein for weight loss. With only 25% carbs it sounds like you'll be lacking energy, and with that much protein it sounds like your kidneys will be cursing you.

mecompco 09-02-2011 12:06 AM

I shoot for 40/30/30 on average. This is the mix around which "The Zone" diet is based, but it expects you to keep this mix for every single meal--WAY too much work and hassle for me! Of course, every body is different and a different calorie mix might work better for you.


k00lBr33ze 09-03-2011 12:18 AM

Personally, my protein intake is 1g protein/body weight (so currently, my intake ~130 - 140g since I weigh in @ 140lbs). This is the rule I use & has been helpful with my weight loss.

I try to keep my fat intake < 30%. Everything else is carbs but I do what I can to stay away from simple/processed carbs.

As of the last 2 months, my ratio has been 26% fat 27% protein & 46% carbs. Protein intake got lowered cause I deliberately didn't work out all month to recover from shoulder pain. I will be upping protein intake once I go back to working out

GTimothy 09-23-2011 04:32 AM

Great Job ;)

redninja2 10-10-2011 07:27 PM

I go for 45% Carbs, 30% Protein and 25% Fats. I take slightly more protein than average as I workout a lot and am aiming to build more muscle. 50% is definitely too much though as it will over work the kidneys as someone else has said. Also the 25% fats also includes the good fats ie. mono and poly. Keep saturated fats to below 10%.

ron7996 10-17-2011 11:01 AM

this the grand total daily

saied129 11-25-2011 02:30 AM

Sounds like a lot of protein... 100% :D :D :D

volleyballgranny 12-08-2011 12:12 PM

I go by the chart in The New Atkins for a New You (NANY) for my protein. I thought I was doing just fine on protein until I read the chart and found out that I was way too low. I upped the protein and my energy has returned.

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