Calorie Breakdown

previous topic · next topic
Ruhu

Joined: Sep 12
Posts: 553

      quote  
Posted: 16 Oct 2012, 16:58
I'm curious about other SlimFasters calorie % breakdowns. Mine seem to run about 50% carb, 25% protein, 25% fat. How do the rest of yours run?
God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
mrangel

Joined: Sep 09
Posts: 29

      quote  
Posted: 22 Dec 2012, 04:50
I've been wondering the same thing. I'm not on slimfast, but my figures on this site are showing 53% carbs, 16% protein and 31% fat. I can't adjust my carbs too much as I'm diabetic (and have just about got my blood sugars stable), but I'm wondering whether this looks like a healthy diet. I know that when I look at my plate, it seems to be mostly potatoes; and I'm wondering if adding more meat/fish to balance that would be feasible (I'm still hungry most days). Or even if more protein and less fat (or vice-versa) would be beneficial.

Did you get an answer to this one? Or can anyone else offer a suggestion?
eKatherine

Joined: Aug 12
Posts: 1,286

      quote  
Posted: 22 Dec 2012, 08:08
I'm not slimfast, but for me what works best for me is that after I get my protein (1g/pound of lean body mass per day) I try to divide my extra calories more or less evenly between carbs and fat. Some days more, some days less, but it works out on average.

A lot of diabetics say they do well on a lower carb/higher fat and protein diet, but you'd have to read up on that and maybe work with your doctor to find out if it's right for you. If you do try something like that, you should probably phase in any changes gradually.



Forum Search
Advanced forum search



Latest Posts

first week
2lbs in a week is awesome
by Jodie P Carter on 31 Jan 15 02:10 AM
Atkins 40
I disagree with you Lousianagal. If you do Atkins correctly when you get to phase 4 you are eating a good healthy amount of carbs including fruits, legumes and nuts and seeds. You still are encouraged ...
by mummydee on 30 Jan 15 05:53 PM
Updated IIFYM Protein Calculations
Email exchange with the If It Fits Your Macros site today: Hi guys. Did you reduce your default protein recommendation or did I find a bug on the site. I have consistently been recommended 1 gram per ...
by Draglist on 30 Jan 15 04:40 PM
Newby
Yup good luck and welcome. I lost weight with being social too!!! Its doable and I reckon I have been MORE social than before I started (ie: my drinking has increased only because there is always so ...
by AKRSAR on 30 Jan 15 03:26 PM
Morning Carrot Juice
I become overwhelmed when being told what not to eat on a diet so I started the reverse approach this past New Year's Eve. And no, I did not make any resolutions. Instead I just started out by t ...
by heidibyrd on 30 Jan 15 07:53 AM

Member Tip

average member ranking
by member sammii_21
If you have time add ice and maybe some Strawberries or Banana to your shake (obviously with the matching shake!!) blend it all up and it makes a really filling thick shake! Lucybell said you can count ...
28 Jan 08 for diet Slim Fast