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Beeb 07-19-2013 09:51 AM

Can't figure this out!
I'm interested in this WOE but having a heck of a time with how much I should be eating in all the categories.

Can someone PLEASE help me figure out my percentages?

I'm 158 and 5' 6".

I have tried and tried but I keep getting different numbers! :confused::eek:

Thanks all!

Beeb 07-19-2013 09:59 AM

Originally Posted by StephanieK:
For the best of health and for weight maintenance research has shown that
you should try for the following ratios of the three macronutrients:

Carbs 10-15 percent of calories
Protein 15-25 percent of calories
Fat 60-70 percent of calories

This is for maintenance but what if I'm trying to lose weight? I'm very confused the more I read!

Thanks for the help!!

CarolynF 07-19-2013 09:32 PM


Hi.....:) The key to this plan is watching the protein and not overdoing it. If you are trying to lose weight, you should aim for 1400 calories. I go to a LC WLoss doctor and she says that calories do count when you are losing weight. I'm shorter than you, so she gave me 1300 calories and told me to eat around 70 grams of protein.

So, if you are eating 1400 calories, then you should have around 30-35 net carbs,
70-75 grams of protein, and the rest fat. Basically, it is Atkins, but with modified protein. Too much protein is not good for you and can cause you to gain, but you did need a certain amount to make you healthy.

Using an on-line calculator is helpful to keep track of the percentages..We aren't so diligent about them, so you have to find your sweet spot..:)

Beeb 07-19-2013 10:13 PM


Thank you so much! :hugs::high5::shake:

CarolynF 07-20-2013 09:30 AM

Best of luck, my friend..When my LC doctor told me it was about calories, too as we age..I believed her..

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