Confounding Cronometer

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 13, 2012 at 12:08 AM

So, I've been using Cronometer. I am confused by Cronometer.

Today, I had a small medium pork chop and a cup of sauerkraut for breakfast. When I got home from the gym and errands, I had a half can of wild salmon and salad. Cronometer, for some reason, has set my daily protein requirement at 41.8 grams, which seems low. Based on this calculator (and all my other reading), I should be eating 121 grams a day. Based on Cronometer's calculations, I am already WAY above my daily protein requirements. I have been eating for awhile with a view more towards the higher amount of 121g(ish).

When I look at my profile, I see that the paleo preset has the ratios 15-protein, 20-carbs, 65-fat. I would like to put in custom ratios. I already clicked on protein and tried to adjust the minimum/maximum, it didn't work.

My questions are: Should I be eating 41.8g or 121g? Do any of you use Cronometer and have customized the diet ratios? If so, to what?

My stats: 5'10", 215lbs, 44 yr old female. I have been paleo/primal for over a year. I weightlift 3X a week, walk 4-5 miles a day, and bike ride 10+ miles a week. I normally eat two meals a day, but sometimes three.

I am not a slave to this tracking. I just like to do random tracking.

It also says I should be eating 1115kcal a day. Does that seem right? I would like to lose another 30 pounds, but I'm actually more focused on my body composition. I have good muscle development at this point, and don't want to lose muscle to weigh less.

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on September 13, 2012
at 01:26 AM

I would eat at the least 1200. Try this calculator to see what you should be eating each day: http://scoobysworkshop.com/calorie-calculator/ I just had a quick look at the cronometer I haven't heard of that before but seems okay. I use myfitnesspal (which also has an app) and you can customise that one I know for sure. 121g of protien does right for you though.

Good luck :)

Edit: I just went back and looked at my ratios and they are set up to 20% carb, 30% protien and 50% fat. Seems to be working for me so far :)

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