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I'm not sweating the high cal days, b/c I follow Mark's logic on that one. I am tracking to ensure I keep my fat up and my carbs low.
No movement on the scale today. Still 190. I'm ok with that.
Primal since March 5, 2012
SW: 221 | CW: 182 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)
Can someone help me? Math is not my first language. 1,300 calories per day. What should I go for in grams of fat and protein? I want my carbs 50 or less. I have 13 lbs I want gone. I was 165 this morning, looking for 152.
Welcome Ashley , you figure out your fat, protein and carb goals first using the formula in my first post, the add up how many calories those macros contain.
My goal wt 170 divided by 2.2 = 77 kilos
Protein goal - 77-85gms (goal wt in kilos up to that +10%)
Carb max-38gms (1/2 goal wt in kilos)
Fat goal- 154 (2x goal wt.)
Fat gms x 9 = 1386
Protein and carb x 4 = 460-49
TTL Cals 1846 - 1878
***Your goal would be 69 to 76 g protein
35 g carb max
138 g fat
TTL cals 1658
If you insist that 1300 cals is your max then
70%fat = 101g
20%pro = 65g
Last edited by Pebbles67; 01-11-2013 at 08:09 AM.
ee, Paula, way to go girl, that second set of number working the math backwards from the calories is always hard for me! And I am pretty good at math.
I also agree that I am not stressing about the calories and working to keep my macros in order. Fat high, carbs low, protein moderate.
"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html
My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day
HI everyone!! Hope it's not too late to join in! I'm trying to read through the thread... 79 pages?! Good grief! Only ten more to go and I'll be caught up, but I want to jump in with both feet right now.
I lowered carbs and raised fat a bit each day since Sunday until I hit my target on Wednesday, so am considering that my official start date. Now I believe I've caught the low carb flu. Taking the day off from work and hoping to combat it this weekend... any chance of that happening? Sure hope so.
Anyway, starting stats (copied from my journal):
Thigh: 21.0 (each)
Calf (L/R): 12.5/12.75
Bicep, flexed: 11.0 (each)
Body fat: 24.75%
I'm aiming for 1400 calories per day, with a 10/20/70% ratio. Using MFP to track, because this is all so new to me right now.
Welcome Zee, It is recommended that you drink 1-2 cups of bouillon / day to offset some carb flu symptoms. That would be 2 cubes or the equivalent in powdered bouillon.
I bought some avocados and apparently they are Florida ones and they are higher in carbs?? They have more fiber though and more protein. How? Why? Waaaaa.... I want to eat a whole one and not knock my carbs outta wack.
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