People always talk about knowing the percentages of fat, protein and carbs that they eat. How does one do this? Does it just require entering everything you put in your mouth into some online food tracker? Is there a way to do estimate this w/ unweighed/unmeasured eating? Thanks!
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on April 05, 2011
at 04:00 AM
Many here use http://www.fitday.com Once you record everything you eat for a couple of weeks, you start to intuitively know what you are eating and approximately the percentages of protein, fat, carbs. There are some here that compulsively count calories and the percentages, but I find it not necessary...since I have reached my comfortable set point in body fat and weight and for me I eat about 75-80% fat, 10-15% protein, 5% or less carbs.
There was this thread a while ago about "listening to your body" http://paleohacks.com/questions/24087/can-you-listen-to-your-body-or-is-your-satiety-meter-broken#axzz1IcNMWsnp
And for your Hep C, are you supplementing with Vit D3? See this recent thread. About how D3 activates T cells to search out and destroy bacteria and virus that invade the body. Perhaps a short run of 50000IU a day could assist your defenses to wipe out the Hep C. http://paleohacks.com/questions/28750/do-you-know-how-vit-d-assists-the-body-in-warding-off-diseases#axzz1IcWiqxSU
on April 05, 2011
at 08:32 AM
"Does it just require entering everything you put in your mouth into some food tracker ?"
For beginners, yes. After a while you'll just know some things, like what is mostly fat, what is mostly protein, what is mostly startch but if you are just starting out I think tracking is the way plus you learn somethings about food.
You could also get the data from reading labels (which you should be doing anyway if you're buying food with labels) although that works best if you buy prepackaged food. Home made broths just don't come with a "nutrition data" sticker ;)