Hola - so, this is somewhat of an intro for me - most of you've noticed I'm sure I'm 'new' here. A few years ago I discovered Westonaprice.org while researching the so-called 'french paradox'...at any rate..can't remember how I surfed here, but here I am. I started using Fitday as I rec. of someone here & I'm having fun with it. First, I must say that I was in a quandry - my jeans were getting snug..too snug, so either buy more or lose weight - decided to lose weight & used fitday to see how I needed to shave off around 200 calories a day plus being very strict with carbs - less than two weeks & I've lost 10 pounds.
Today though I had fun with FitDay & plugged in the stats for your average american...had evil fun making them eat 'healthy'...anyway, they had cereal & non-fat milk with a banana - low fat, get your fruit, you know. Then a turkey sandwich (don't want red meat, now) with a bag of chips & coke. Oh, they had a mocha latte this morning, then they had spaghetti with meatless sauce, salad with low fat dressing & french bread!
First - their carbs were almost at 400! Fat at a measely 55 and protein at 72. The breakdown was pathetic - %67 carbs, %20 fat, %14 protein! I had this person be a woman of about 5/7 & 160 lbs. Now mildly active we're looking at maintenance @ 1900 calories...this gal's calories were 2,227. Not good for her.
What intrigued me was that aside from D & E - this person's nutrients were met easily - I know cereal is fortified & milk..but, still a little stumped...how could A be as high as it was shown? There was no liver, of course or beta-carotene veggies...? I have wondered about the accuracy of Fitday's vitamin calculation...?
Anyway...I can't be the only one! I certainly got a good deal of evil glee..!