I am reposting this from the EMF thread and finishing the equation.....
"regarding the chatter we are having about our protein levels (not sure which thread it is on, but figure it would be useful here, so that is where I am going to pick it up)...
reading a blog in which the woman is also doing a NK diet and keeping pretty good records (well did), she used Dr. Kwasniewski's equation to determine protein levels....height in centemeters, minus 100, equals protein (as well as your "goal weight") plus or minus 10%.
Interestingly for me, it is what I had originally determined...my height in centimeters is 170, my protein then is 70g, and plus or minus 10% would give me a range of 63g to 77g which is pretty much where I keep ending up.
Then, still using his equation, carbs need to be half that. So for me 31g to 38g (this is total carbs) again pretty much where I have been shooting (I do Net carbs and try to make half of my total carbs in fiber).
But the interesting part is that the Dr. advocates for 2.5 to 3.5 x's the "goal weight" number in total fat! And that is way higher than what I have been shooting for!"
So 2.5 x's 63 = 157.5 which is the very lowest then that my fat should be and 3.5 x's 77 = 269.5g is the very highest end of the scale for my fat. and both numbers are higher than what I have been shooting for!
So my new numbers=
Protein 63g x's 4 = 252
Carbs 31g x's 4 = 124
Fat 157.5 x's 9 = 1417.5
Net Carbs (I am gonna go for <15g)
This is 1793 total calories, my BMR is 1850. So that is just below BMR base (no activity multiplier).
Highest numbers are...
Protein 77g x 4 = 308
Carbs 38 x 4 = 152
Fat 269.5 x 9 = 2425
Total calories would be 2885. I cannot imagine! So I will be going for very close to the low numbers. What I plan to do is to keep the protein (63g) and carb (31g) numbers no higher than the lower set of numbers, and keep the fat (158) no lower than that number.
While I do all the traveling this month, I am just going to work to keep carbs very low, and try not to stress too much about the protein and fat.