GRAMS VS. PERCENTAGES CHART/MACROS

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star71_

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Posted: 02 Dec 2018, 20:17
I have a question...
ON THE TOP: of our food items that we list, there are the categories that provide the amount of (whatever you choose to choose) Sodium, Fat, Sugar, Carbs & Protein (those are the ones I have chosen) that list the numbers by GRAMS of what you've eaten.
ON THE BOTTOM: far down below it gives the breakdown percentage of Carbs, Fat & Protein.
When I am trying to keep track of my macros of 5% NET CARBS, 75% FAT & 20% PROTEIN, they do not agree with each other...here is what I'm talking about.

FAT84.23 NET CARB 5.44 PROT.56.63 CALORIES 1,014

YET
On the BOTTOM PERCENTAGE PIE, it says:

FAT = 75% CARBS = 3% PROT. = 22%

In trying to stick with Fat@ 75%, Carbs @ 5% and Prot@ 20%
I don't which to go by - referring to the upper numbers saying I had 56.63 grams of Protein yet the chart below says it's only 22% - which indicate that I've BLOWN IT BY NOT STAYING IN THE RANGE OF 20grams of PROTEIN...yet the bottom pie chart says I had 22% PROTEIN. 56.64 gms of protein couldn't possibly be only 22%....which do I go by to make sure I'm not going over my 20% of protein?
PLEASE GIVE ADVICE - ONLY IF YOU TRULY DO KNOW THE ANSWER.
Thank you, folks!
liv001

Joined: Oct 09
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Posted: 02 Dec 2018, 20:26
Hi Star
The top numbers are the actual grams
The bottom are the percentages of the total

So if you have 10 sheep, 6 black one and 4 white ones the 6 black ones is 60% of the total.

The percentages measure your total of calories
one fat gram has 9 calories
one protein gram 4 calories
one carb gram 4 calories

So fitday calculates what the toal of your fat grams were in calories (84x9) and the percentage of that total is 75

If you are doing macros by percentages you should look at percentages.
Diablo360x

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Posted: 02 Dec 2018, 21:06
You're not BLOWING anything. You're wracking your brain on the minors that will make zero difference. No need to make dieting harder than it needs to be. Focus on the majors, a couple percentages here or there are not going to make a lick of difference.
Consume whatever foods you prefer, whenever you prefer to consume them, while ensuring nutrient sufficiency and meeting caloric goals.
liv001

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Posted: 02 Dec 2018, 21:52
I agree with diablo. too much to worry about
If you keto eat 20 net grams of carbs (carbs minus fiber) and enough food to feel good adding good fat to your meals. and that is it
star71_

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Posted: 03 Dec 2018, 04:21
Thanks you guys! Just getting out of a long stall that made me wonder if this had been the culprit...but it's not...found out it's just normal for "old hags" my age to have numerous stalls, so I'm not going to worry about it and I'm glad that I AM doing the macros right.
Thanks again!
liv001

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Posted: 04 Dec 2018, 11:34
Keto on Star. We older ones have our challenges but it is what it is.



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