Is this an okay Carb/Fat/Protein ratio?

  • trl_

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    Mar 30, 2011 2:52 AM GMT
    I've been watching my daily intake of carbs, fats, and proteins to make sure I'm not getting too many calories from fat.

    From what I'm eating recently I have averaged
    carbs: 48%
    fats: 34%
    protein: 20%

    I feel like I'm getting too many fats, or is something around 30% normal?
    What percentages should I aim for?
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    Mar 30, 2011 5:10 AM GMT
    fizzle saidI've been watching my daily intake of carbs, fats, and proteins to make sure I'm not getting too many calories from fat.

    From what I'm eating recently I have averaged
    carbs: 48%
    fats: 34%
    protein: 20%

    I feel like I'm getting too many fats, or is something around 30% normal?
    What percentages should I aim for?


    hate to sound like a dick but that doesn't add up to 100% icon_razz.gif

    and with a error margin defined by something smaller than 10% is gunna end in disaster

    as far as whats right for you. nobody really knows.

    there are metabolic typing experts that are "trained" to tell you personally from a couple of tests what ur "ratios" should be.

    i personally just think that you should just focus on food you think and know is healthy


    bad answer i know but stick to raw whole foods and youll be healthy and achieving your goals
  • turbid2wenty

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    Mar 31, 2011 7:47 PM GMT
    Well, it's close to the 'Zone' diet...40/30/30. Guess it depends on what your goals are...can't really say.
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    Mar 31, 2011 8:01 PM GMT
    fizzle saidI've been watching my daily intake of carbs, fats, and proteins to make sure I'm not getting too many calories from fat.

    From what I'm eating recently I have averaged
    carbs: 48%
    fats: 34%
    protein: 20%

    I feel like I'm getting too many fats, or is something around 30% normal?
    What percentages should I aim for?


    Getting too much fat is only an issue if you don't know how many calories you are getting.
    I'm guessing your goal is to lose weight? Protein requires the most energy to digest so the actual calories are less than what you are counting and foods high in protein are more filling. Foods that are sweet or salty are less filling. Liquid calories are less filling.

    Nutritionally you have a requirement for a certain amount of fat and protein but not carbohydrate. In case that was what your question was really about.
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    Mar 31, 2011 9:28 PM GMT
    GARLIC WARNING
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    Mar 31, 2011 9:37 PM GMT
    Thats hella fat.

    I am at 22fat/48carbs/30protein

    i am trying to slowly put on mass.
  • trl_

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    Apr 01, 2011 1:00 AM GMT
    pre_mortem said
    Getting too much fat is only an issue if you don't know how many calories you are getting.
    I'm guessing your goal is to lose weight? Protein requires the most energy to digest so the actual calories are less than what you are counting and foods high in protein are more filling. Foods that are sweet or salty are less filling. Liquid calories are less filling.

    Nutritionally you have a requirement for a certain amount of fat and protein but not carbohydrate. In case that was what your question was really about.


    ....I think it would be unhealthy for me to lose weight. I'm trying to gain weight lol.

    You sort of answered my question in your last couple of sentences.
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    Apr 01, 2011 9:36 AM GMT
    I probably didn't.

    This is a pretty good resource: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=121703981

    Figure out the grams of protein that you need. Eat them and add fats and carbs to make up the rest of your calories. Use a measuring tape to find out if you are gaining fat (abdominal girth) or muscle. Eat real foods, avoid processed foods. Add in protein supplements if you can't reach your protein requirements otherwise.
  • Lincsbear

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    Jul 05, 2011 10:48 PM GMT
    Too much fat,not enough protein.
    Try this ratio:
    45% carbohydrate
    30% protein
    25% fat.
    As you get older,raise the carbohydrate to 50%,cut fat to 20%.
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    Jul 05, 2011 11:09 PM GMT
    forget the ratios and counting and instead see what foods work best for you over a period of time. Its trial and error. I do count protein for sure but as far as carbs and fats all I try to do is limit them...moreso the carbs and sugar than fat. The numbers game will drive you mad but protein is most important here