Hey guys and gals. I've been mostly paleo primal for approximately 6 weeks with great success. Down 18 lbs.
I've started to tweak and perfect my eating but I'm still not sure if I'm getting enough fat. Right now my daily is roughly....
Bf: between 15-18%
My meals right now are generally.
2 cage free eggs in organic butter
Veggies mixed in
12oz of a mix of grassfed beef and 96% lean ground beef
Taco Salad (tomato, lettuce, jalapeno)
2 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
2 caps triple strength fish oil
1 serving sunflower seeds
10-12oz 93/7 ground turkey or chicken breast
Veggies roasted in olive oil
2 caps fish oil
asked byPrimalFlawed (0)
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on October 17, 2012
at 02:48 PM
It's hard to say, because there's no single specific target when it comes to macros. What macro ratio are you going for? More importantly, what are your overall goals? Fat loss? Weight loss? Caloric restriction? Figure that out and use something like Cronometer to track it.
That being said, MDA recommends 0.7-1 grams of protein per 1 pound of lean body mass. If you're 200 pounds with 15% body fat, your LBM is 170#, so you'd be at the higher end of your recommended protein intake.
How many grams of carbs do you think you consume per day? The fat and protein portions of your diet come out to around 1400 kC. That's extremely low for someone of your size. Are you compensating with hidden carbs? If not, here's a word of warning: Don't bother with excessive caloric restriction, even if you're trying to lose weight.