Hi JC, OK the 40/40/20 ratio means how much …
Hi JC, OK the 40/40/20 ratio means how muchOct 2nd, 2010 | By Nancy Andrews | Category:
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OK the 40/40/20 ratio means how much of your calories should be split 40% carbohydrates, 40% protein and 20% fats. This is a low fat diet. Now you are not eating enough calories from what you listed. And you definitely are not eating enough protein. So take your weight x 15 and if you don’t want to lose any more weight, add 500 to that. So if you weigh 150, it would be 150 x 15 = 2250. Now let’s say you keep it there in order to lose a few pounds. Then 40% of that would be 900 calories from carbs (225 grams) and 900 calories from protein (225 grams) and 450 calories from fat (50 grams – each gram of fat is more calorie dense than carbs or protein).
If you are not using a protein powder, you’ll probably need to to hit the protein totals. There are many sites and apps for phones that can help you keep track of calories and your carb/protein/fat ratios so you may need to use one for awhile until you get a better feel for what you need to eat each day.
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