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Nutrient percentages

Answered on July 25, 2013
Created June 01, 2013 at 1:51 PM

What percentage of the daily energy intake should come from the protein, fat, and carbohydrate part of food.

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on July 16, 2013
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I'm not hungry at all eating like this. Some days I do eat more, but some days I even eat less. I have stopped counting anything for the moment though, just focusing on enjoying myself and eating healthy (and some times not so healthy :p) food - though I do still log everything (just to see what I'm eating - I log everything at night though and don't compensate the next day for whatever "excess" food I may or may not have eaten the day before). I feel best if I don't eat too many calories. I think everyone is different and what seems too low to you may be just right for me.

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If you are only eating 1400 kcal per day, are you bed ridden? You will do more damage to your metabolism at that low of a level. Focus on fueling your body, not on cutting calories.

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on July 25, 2013
at 03:26 AM

It depends on season and latitude, and as SF mentions, activity. It makes no sense to stick to fixed ratios. If you start cutting out all processed foods, you can start experimenting and figure out in a year or so what makes you prosper.

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on July 10, 2013
at 09:32 PM

If you are trying to calculate it down to percentages, you are not being very paleo. The total should be 100%. As a rule most of your calories should be from animal sources, as they are more calorie dense. As a general rule, I eat by volume, about half animal/fat and about half vegetables. If you are targeting X number of grams fat, protein, and carbs, you missed the entire point of paleo. Eat real foods, and let your hormones get into balance, where you will eat when hungry, not eat when not hungry. There are days I eat roughly 2500 calories, and days I eat 4000+ calories. When I feel I need to eat more, I go for the fat. If I feel I need to replenish glycogen after intense activity, I eat more carbs. Keep it simple.

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on June 12, 2013
at 02:51 PM

I'm a 24 yo female. I started here, to find my carb count:

http://www.marksdailyapple.com/press/the-primal-blueprint-diagrams/#axzz2W0rWrYkD

I chose 75 g of carbs as my average goal.

Then I used this to find my protein needs:

http://www.healthcalculators.org/calculators/protein.asp

I had a result of 68 g per day and chose 75 g of protein as my average goal.

Then I checked my BMR here:

https://www.michellebridges.com.au/bmr-calculator/

And got a result of 1407 cals per day and chose 1400 calories as my average goal (I want to lose weight).

Finally, I went here and played around with the pourcentages until the grams matched up with the 75 grams each of carbs and proteins I had chosen.

http://www.freedieting.com/tools/nutrient_calculator.htm

This ended up being roughly 20/20/60 - carbohydrates/protein/fat which translates to about 95 g of fat per day.

Is this 100% reliable? Perhaps not. But it gives me a rough idea of what to eat.

Good luck!

C45d7e96acd83d3a6f58193dbc140e86

on July 10, 2013
at 09:34 PM

If you are only eating 1400 kcal per day, are you bed ridden? You will do more damage to your metabolism at that low of a level. Focus on fueling your body, not on cutting calories.

463e09e6e28c4f2591aaca88bf0c3cef

(248)

on July 16, 2013
at 02:42 PM

I'm not hungry at all eating like this. Some days I do eat more, but some days I even eat less. I have stopped counting anything for the moment though, just focusing on enjoying myself and eating healthy (and some times not so healthy :p) food - though I do still log everything (just to see what I'm eating - I log everything at night though and don't compensate the next day for whatever "excess" food I may or may not have eaten the day before). I feel best if I don't eat too many calories. I think everyone is different and what seems too low to you may be just right for me.

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