Need RDI for sugar, carbs, fat, protein, and cholesterol

previous topic · next topic
Bhai log

Joined: Nov 12
Posts: 2

      quote  
Posted: 08 Feb 2013, 12:04
Guys will appreciate if anyone could give me recommended daily amounts and measures for an average 2000 calorie diet.Grateful.
msawyer13

Joined: May 10
Posts: 126

      quote  
Posted: 08 Feb 2013, 12:35
This is really dependent on your specific goals and diet plan. Are you low/no carbs? Low/no fat? There is really no single answer to this question.

I personally feel great when I'm around 1/3 calories each from Protein, Carbs, and Fats. I try to stick with complex carbs and HEALTHY fats.

For a 2000 calorie diet, this would be about 167 grams of Carbs and Protein a day each, with 74 grams of Fat.

For some time I did 40% from Protein, 40% from Carbs, and 20% from Fat. I would say that the plan "worked" but was much more difficult to maintain.

Hope that helps...
mrspackrat

Joined: Aug 10
Posts: 547

      quote  
Posted: 08 Feb 2013, 13:30
I agree with msawyer, definately a mix of protein/carbs/fats at each meal. I recently heard that you should get 31% of your calories from protein. Another rule of thumb is 1 g of protein per lean body mass (so if you have 130 lbs of lean body mass, that's 130 g daily). I then like to keep my "net" carbs (after fiber) to 125-150 g daily. Those carbs are mainly from veggies, berries and some dairy. The rest is for good fats. I try and hit 2000 calories a day but often find myself hitting about 1500 but my food is nutrient rich so I don't worry about the calories as much as what I'm eating.
this damn tracker below hasn't been right in months! My current weight is 137!
Bhai log

Joined: Nov 12
Posts: 2

      quote  
Posted: 09 Feb 2013, 05:56
Thanks for the help



Forum Search
Advanced forum search



Latest Posts

Atkins
I agree with berley1, think outside the box. I will eat tonights leftovers, ribs and broccoli for breaky next day... Agree with having a look at induction food list and eat whatever you want from that ...
by mummydee on 24 Jul 14 05:30 PM
Super low carb recipes
http://www.diabeticlivingonlin... This site has the best recipes!!!!
by sandycatiller on 24 Jul 14 02:15 PM
VERY slow weight loss!
NikkiJP wrote: I'm not going to disagree with Brandon, as Atkins is the only "diet" I've ever tried and is pretty much the way I ate my whole life until I got remarried, started making ...
by BrandonH2Oh on 24 Jul 14 01:51 PM
Hello all
I'm not a scientist Andy but have followed Atkins from the 70's, I know back then that he claimed even chewing a stick of gum could stall you going into ketosis. His books have changed and a ...
by mummydee on 24 Jul 14 11:22 AM
Day 3 - Low carb Journey
We all have days like that, changing the way you eat for life takes time. Eventually that cereal won't look so appealing :) Actually most processed foods are not that appealing to me anymore, you ...
by mrspackrat on 24 Jul 14 11:18 AM