Do these daily calorie numbers look correct?
Mark had said that we need about .7 to 1 gram of protein per lean body mass a day.
My LBM is 143. So at 1 gram/per LBM I need about 143 grams. That is 572 calories or 5 ounces.
I want to stay at 100 grams of carbs a day. That is 400 calories or 3.5 ounces.
I'll pick a 2,000 calorie per day diet.
I get 1,028 calories remaining to replace with fat. Thats 114.2 grams. Or 4 ounces.
Summarizing I get:
Protein: 572 calories or 5 ounces.
Carbs : 400 calories or 3.5 ounces.
Fat : 1,028 calories or .497 cups.
Yes to the left column, no to the right. The weight of the food usually isn't pure f/c/p, unless it's isolated. Use http://nutrition data.com to get more accurate measures of each food.
Last edited by j3nn; 03-08-2013 at 02:03 AM.
The 'grams' you see are not in weight, but the actual amount of protein/fat/carbs a food contains. Look up one of the food calculators to help you out, like Myfitnesspal, Fitday, nutritiondata.
4oz. of ground beef has around 28 grams of protein, but it weighs 114g.