Fat/Carb/Protein Ratios?

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annaf1973

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Posted: 22 Jun 2007, 01:25
I am new to SBD (today is my first day Razz ) and I have a question - how much fat is too much? I ran my foods for today (through the FitDay.com calculator) and it seemed so high!!! Crying or Very sad Today I had 970 calories = 48% protein (108 g), 42% fat (42 g), 10% carbs (29 g). Also, are my carbs to high also to see good results?

I appreciate any info you all can share! Thanx in advance!!! Very Happy
TwoAngels

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Posted: 22 Jun 2007, 11:21
Hi!
This is my second time in a couple of years to do SB. Did you read the book? Do you have the small pocket guide?
It's about the right fats and the right carbs. If you are following the guidelines he lays out for the approved foods in each Phase, you will be OK, even if the numbers seem high. I've not done that, glad to know about the site now, I just follow the OK'd foods and I see weight loss.
Fat is not always what makes us fat.
Another good book to read that explains exactly how our bodies use the food we eat and what it does with those foods is Dr. Oz's "You on a Diet". The diet didn't work well for me but, I found the book very helpful in learning how my body works with what I put in it!
Best wishes!
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Posted: 10 Jul 2007, 10:14
annaf1973 wrote:
I am new to SBD (today is my first day Razz ) and I have a question - how much fat is too much? I ran my foods for today (through the FitDay.com calculator) and it seemed so high!!! Crying or Very sad Today I had 970 calories = 48% protein (108 g), 42% fat (42 g), 10% carbs (29 g). Also, are my carbs to high also to see good results?

I appreciate any info you all can share! Thanx in advance!!! Very Happy

I also ran the report for the last week on FitDay.com and found that fat was 41% of my total calorie intake which I thought was high. I thought that was too high as I believe the recommended percentage for fat is around 10%. Since one is cutting down on carbs in general on SBD, it would seem that hitting that 10% figure on SBD is not that easy. Anybody know about this?

"I will work in my own way, according to the light that is in me." - Lydia Maria Child
annaf1973

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Posted: 10 Jul 2007, 19:38
OK all! I am back!! And I have switched diets, but it is still a "low carb" plan called "Low Carb Express" and it is 1400 calories a day, but the important thing is the carb/protein/fat ratios, and of course eating the right types of each. With this diet, it is recommended that your percentage of calories are in the following ratios: 30% carbs, 40% protein, and 30% fat.

I have been doing this regimen now for a week and a half, and I am seeing GREAT results!! And it is more than water weight that I am losing - my body is improving so much, it is unbelievable the change in this short amount of time. I have also been keeping up on the exercise with two rest days a week.

And the best part is that I am never hungry. Smile Along with the proteins and veggies, I have been eating fruits, and rice and I had a shrimp pasta tonight!

30% Fat seems like a lot, but as long as it is the right fats - from oils, cheeses, etc.- then it seems to be right on.

PS - Weigh in day is Friday, so I will post an update on that, but last Friday I had lost 3 lbs after a week following this regimen.
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Posted: 12 Jul 2007, 08:50
Where can one see the details of "Low Carb Express?" I Googled for it and didn't get anything. Also, isn't it difficult making one's diet conform to specific percentages of fat, carb, protein?

"I will work in my own way, according to the light that is in me." - Lydia Maria Child
annaf1973

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Posted: 12 Jul 2007, 15:01
Try Googling "40 30 30 Diet" and you should get some results. As my regimen is low carb, my protein is 40, carb 30 and fat 30. (It is not the Zone Diet but a low carb derivative, similar, incorporating calories into the equation to optimize metabolism).

As far as making the diet conform to specific ratios, it takes planning ahead what you will be eating the next day. An online tool that calculates your percentages is really invaluable in the process. I set up each days meal plan for the next day (or next few days) in advance. (Of course there is always the unexpected invite to lunch, etc., so you just try to compensate your other meals to incorporate that change in.)

And don't forget your calories either. You may want to run your height and weight through a calorie/weight loss calculator to see what your recommended calories should be at to lose X amount of weight per week. If you don't meet your recommended calorie intake, your metabolism will go into storage/starvation mode and you may not lose the weight you would like.

I was skeptical about the 1400 calories I was recommended, thinking that was awfully high, but it is working consistently for me. Smile

My reason for changing from South Beach to this was that I was having great success on SBD initially, and one day out with my family and I gained ALL of the weight back I had lost in 1 week. That was discouraging! I have been doing this regimen, and have had the day with family, plus a birthday party with cake and have lost 6 lbs in 10 days....... Not bad for never feeling hungry, and most of all no fatigue or headaches!!!
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