Fitness Minutes: (10,813)
6/18/12 4:05 P
The way I kept track is each time I logged in my food it will tell me the grams of carbs, protein, and fat. and it totals it at the end of my meal and then a grand total for the day. Each day after keying in my foods I would see the report at the end of my nutrition page and then the pie chart breaking it out into percentages. Then I began making my adjustments by looking at what needed to be increased or decreased. I found that to be the easiest and quickest way. I let Spark do the work and then I did the adjustments based on my info. Just remember they are suggested guidelines and getting the percentages close to range consistently will be beneficial. I don't sweat it if my protein 21% and my Fat is 29% I begin to take a look when my carbs say 67% and my fat is only 13%. It is progress not perfection. Also it is not a simple case of math because many foods have multiple grams of fat, protein and carbs in one serving.
I am trying to follow a particular recommendation of 45-50% carbs, 30% protein and 20% fats on a 1200 -1300 calorie a day diet. How do I figure out how many grams of each I need so I can put it in my food tracker? I am mathematically challenged.....