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Macronutrient distribution--which is yours?

Sunday, December 16, 2012

I am curious how you distribute your protein, fat, and carbohydrate daily?

The mediterranean diet has about 40% fat I have heard.

One spark member posted, "When I was losing weight effortlessly, my ratios were 40 fat, 40 protein, and 20 carbs."

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    Not sure about that. I am attending Weight Watchers meetings and they strive for fruits, veggies, protein and healthy fats.
    1981 days ago
    On average, my fat is usually 35, protein is 20, and carbs are 45. I eat 1500-1800 cals.
    1982 days ago
    I go even lower on carbs when I want to lose weight- I have found that I can have up to 100 grams per day and still lose body fat. I can eat 100-150 grams to maintain. Most diets have you eat way more carbs athan this.
    I try not to eat processed foods and I try to eat my carbs mostly in veggies and fruits. Fat is not the enemy. I try to eat omega 3's fats and MUFAs and avoid omega 6's and PUFAs and above all I read labels to avoid transfats! emoticon
    1982 days ago
  • ROSEWATER_1111
    Your ratio sounds like zone diet. Short term achievement but not a long term one.
    1982 days ago
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