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Newbie: Need help understanding how to determine much Fat/Protein/Carbs Daily

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 18, 2013 at 6:15 PM

Hi all-

Here's the deal. I am as new as new gets. Basically just started this week by dropping all grains from my diet. I had already ditched processed sugar long ago. Ive read up on the principles of paleo but I cant seem to find specific info on how to calculate how much fat/protein i should have daily. I understand 50g carbs is the target that I wish (weight loss).

Here is my question: at 5'7 140lbs with a goal of 125lbs, what on earth should my protein and fat gs be daily?? Or is there a calculation used to figure this out? Also any articles/reading you can point me to?

Thanks!

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on April 18, 2013
at 08:23 PM

Thanks for the calculator tool! You were pretty close on your estimates, i added my body fat % and age and came out with 130g protein and 79g fat...no idea how I will get that much protein while staying in that fat range...lol but its helpful to get an idea!

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on April 18, 2013
at 07:32 PM

Wolframalpha thinks you only need to lose one pound

Jenny Ruhl's calculator says you need 114 grams of high quality protein, and a max of 80 grams fat. However, you will probably want to go over there and input your real values. I just guessed your age and then stuck in a weight loss goal of a pound a week, which would mean you'd be eating about 1400 calories.

Ideally though, you should ignore all this and just eat real food. Unweighed, unmeasured paleo may not be the fastest way to lose weight, but it is the fastest way to get healthy.

1628348c2594e881f771ea7448c2a268

on April 18, 2013
at 08:23 PM

Thanks for the calculator tool! You were pretty close on your estimates, i added my body fat % and age and came out with 130g protein and 79g fat...no idea how I will get that much protein while staying in that fat range...lol but its helpful to get an idea!

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on April 18, 2013
at 06:20 PM

I highly recommend the book titled Perfect Health Diet by Paul Jaminet and Shou-Ching Jaminet. It has lots of good info including answers to your questions above.

They have a blog here:

http://perfecthealthdiet.com/

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