Macronutrients

Macronutrients

Macronutrients Questions

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by 85 · about 2 hours ago

Hi all, I know cheese and dairy in general are a gray area in Paleo. However, should you decide for its consumption, what types of cheese are in terms of macros the most interesting? I am aware its best to have cheese made from raw, full-fat... (more)

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MPie 0 · August 27, 2013 at 4:33 PM

Since all (I think) cheese is more-or-less fermented dairy, you'll be left with minimal lactose. That means you'll have only protein and fat. I'm sure different cheeses will have different fat-to-protein ratios, and maybe contain a small amount of... (more)

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by 28 · about 2 hours ago

I'm following a higher carb version of Paleo that includes starches like white rice and potatoes and high sugar fruits (I moderate the fructose intake). I find that starch fuels my workouts amazingly but doesn't boost my mental acuity as much.... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · July 25, 2013 at 6:34 PM

Everyone is different. In this respect, I recommend trying a couple N=1 experiments where for a couple weeks, you limit fruit and increase your starchy vegetable consumption, and then try the opposite for a couple weeks.

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by 5 · about 2 hours ago

Does anyone have an accurate source for the macros of purple sweet potatoes? I'm interested in both the purple skin/white flesh and white skin/purple flesh varieties. I've seen both ~86 and ~130 calories per 100g thrown around, with little... (more)

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Johnny_Blaze 0 · July 17, 2013 at 4:16 AM

Scroll to the bottom of this page for details on the purple skin/purple flesh. http://www.stokesfoods.com/nutrition.htm

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by 2626 · about 2 hours ago

Fat-lovers advise us to fast at least occasionally. Depleting readily available glucose causes the body to burn fat, leading to fat-adaptation and all manner of good outcomes. Conventional-wisdom carb-lovers advise us to never fast. Depleting... (more)

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raydawg 0 · July 15, 2013 at 10:11 AM

Generally, if your fast is under 16h, you'll first burn through your muscle glycogen stores, and then make ketones. After that you may or may not start catabolizing muscle. The question is at what point. You can ignore ketone blood/urine tests... (more)

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by 153 · about 2 hours ago

I'm keen on becoming fat adapted, but when I research it all I can find are people looking to get into ketosis (which personally, I'm not interested in) I was wondering if it was possible to become fat adapted while keeping carbs at 100-150g? Is... (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · May 31, 2013 at 5:46 PM

Achieve a slight calorie deficit. Exercise. ***I should note that number 1 is not necessary. Ultimately, what you want to do is become efficient at storing and depleting muscle glycogen, so that you don't eat carbs and burn them only to crash.... (more)

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by 1772 · about 2 hours ago

I want to collect a diverse sampling of what foods people rely on, and see if any good or new ideas come up, as well as to just get a feel for what the community seems to prefer. Please format your answer as follows protein: x food fibrous... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · May 16, 2013 at 9:43 PM

What's got my attention currently: protein: pork (though beef is a close second) fibrous carb/non-starchy vegetable: arugula (#1 by a wide margin) fat source: olive oil and butter (haven't used coconut oil in ages) complex/starchy carb source:... (more)

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by 0 · about 3 hours ago

Hello there! I am a 15 year old female, who is very serious about being fit and healthy. I am now running about six days a week, 30-40 miles, and weightlifting three days, full body. (I use to lift weights a lot more, but I guess my hormones were... (more)

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by 787 · about 3 hours ago

Could some of you guys that do high fat post a list of what you eat on a general day please? Just to get some ideas of what i could be eating, im a bit sick of avocados & butter with everything, i'd just eat more fatty meat or eggs but people... (more)

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sage_ 0 · February 26, 2013 at 5:50 PM

avocado goes with everything and is delicious by itself

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by 222 · about 3 hours ago

So yeah, the title. Plus any other things that have been The Deciding Factor in your sleep quality. I've been healing from a spinal fusion following a fracture and lately I've had some serious issues falling asleep (it used to just be staying... (more)

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Mike_T_1 0 · February 04, 2013 at 2:26 PM

Recently heard on Robb Wolf's podcast that the insulin released after eating carbs can lower cortisol, making it easier to fall asleep. So, evening starch could be good.

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by 190 · about 3 hours ago

What are you eating most days to meet your macros? Are you eating lots of fatty meat, or eating moderate fat meat and eggs and then adding fats to them like olive oil, nuts, butter, etc? I'm not quite sure if I'm doing this right. I eat... (more)

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Jay_15 0 · October 26, 2012 at 6:36 PM

I eat fatty meat, eggs, and an assortment of nuts daily. Veggies vary by availability. I only add enough fat (butter, coconut oil, lard) to cook with. I eat fruit and starch sparingly mainly because I'm just not a fan taste wise. Your just... (more)

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by 504 · about 3 hours ago

I usually eat about 2200-3200 cals, depending on what im doing, my macros are for carbs 150-250 grams,sources are sweept potatos, all fruits, and vegetables, and rice. Fats 50-120 grams, i get most of it from olive oil, nut butters, and hummus.... (more)

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crightfunnylol 0 · October 24, 2012 at 1:15 PM

sound like a balanced diet to me!

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by 0 · about 3 hours ago

Hey guys,I'm male 22 years old I weigh in at 76kg I'm 181cm Approx 11% bodyfat I use the leangains method for cutting, plus 10% on training days and minus 35%on my rest days My calorie needs seem to be 3000 on training day,this adds up to 450gr... (more)

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Asclepius 0 · October 15, 2012 at 6:48 PM

I dug out an old spreadsheet a quickly plugged in your numbers. Assuming the following: Height: 181cm Age 22 BF: 11% LBM: 68kg Weight: 76kg Your BMR works out at around 1850. I plugged in a low activity factor and protein values of 2.5kg on... (more)

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by 104 · about 3 hours ago

So this is my 3rd day on Paleo, and I just spent some time going back over what I ate and calculating the calories on LiveStrong.com I had a pretty weak lunch, but I'm still way off on my fat:protein:carb ratios (I've got pretty much a 1:1:1:... (more)

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Eddie_B 0 · August 04, 2012 at 12:28 PM

move up to 4 eggs instead of 2 use more butter coconut oil as mentioned above add fatty fish like salmon, sardines which will cover the omega 3s also you can work a little macadamia nut / oil in there as well

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by 789 · about 3 hours ago

Yesterday I had my follow up hydrostatic body fat test, "weighing" in at 29.5%, which is still 'POOR' for my ranking. The lady insisted and insisted on up'ing protein as almost all of what I eat. I mentioned being paleo to her, but she didn't seem... (more)

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Potato_Avenger 0 · August 02, 2012 at 2:43 PM

What's your current intake look like? Protein is the most satiating of the macronutrients, but weight loss is a factor of energy balance, not arbitrary macronutrient values. On a side note, if the woman was unwilling to even listen to your current... (more)

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by 1186 · about 3 hours ago

Kind of a left wing question, and I will probably get a mixed response for this. I believe that your body will use whatever it's given for fuel, and will store whatever is less desirable when you eat from all 3 macros at once. That being said, if... (more)

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Jay_15 0 · July 19, 2012 at 11:42 PM

No. Heck I'd be screwed considering I only eat one meal a day. But, in general protein and fat are good for slowing gastric emptying actually allowing you to better digest and absorb those foods that you ate. Has to do with cholecystokinin. ... (more)

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by 1489 · about 3 hours ago

I was just wondering if anyone on here does a high protein diet? What happens when you eat a diet primarily of protein with low carbs and low fats? I remember reading once that what your body cannot use of protein, it wastes. Does that mean you... (more)

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Adam_18 0 · June 06, 2012 at 1:52 PM

After reading Brad Pilon's "How much Protein?" own trial and error, fasting experiments, I finally found the answer (that works for me). Eat. Real. Food. Not a whole lot, but enough to sustain, repair, and build a healthy body. I don't track... (more)

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by 483 · about 3 hours ago

So, I know questions along these lines are asked a lot, and I've been searching and reading for several days, but I'm still confused about my current physical response to paleo. Sorry - this is kind of long, but I wanted to give as much info as... (more)

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greymouser 0 · May 31, 2012 at 2:17 PM

I'll address what I assume are the likely culprits. You should sincerely ask yourself if your caloric intake jives with your activity level. You seem to be very active and listed a handful of low and high intensity activities you do regularly.... (more)

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by 4875 · about 3 hours ago

I'm noticing that the warmer it gets, the less fat I want in my diet. I just can't do a meat & vege stir-fry dripping in tallow, which was my go-to meal over the winter, when it is 80+ outside. I'm still having an avocado most days and a... (more)

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killer_Nibs 0 · May 28, 2012 at 12:10 AM

seasonal eating for sure, but i can only add to the speculation. Is it shaped by changing daylight hours, and the amount of sunlight we get? Is it an adaptation to the different growing seasons, migration patterns of foods? Is it the temperature,... (more)

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by 1644 · about 3 hours ago

Good fats (n-3, SFA) and bad fats (excessive n-6), good carbs ('taters) and bad carbs (HFCS), but what about good protein and bad protein? Are there any proteins or amino acids that we would do well to minimize or maximize? What about ones that... (more)

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Amy_B_ 0 · May 25, 2012 at 2:09 PM

I wouldn't say there are good or bad proteins or amino acids. Just some basic info though: Proteins from animal sources are "complete." That is, they contain all the essential amino acids. Proteins from vegetable sources (or grains) are... (more)

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by 25 · about 3 hours ago

edit original question was answered. Edited with fixed ratios I'm starting the Leangains program base off Rippedbody.jp's site. Background: Male, 28 5'8 173lbs About 19% body fat Training: 3x week RPT Goal: cut edit Recalculated the macros,... (more)

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justingab 0 · May 15, 2012 at 11:37 PM

That looks about right. I prefer using rice noodles to get most of my carbs on training days. A bag has about 340 g carbs which is right around my daily needs. I'm about 2 weeks into this program with starting strength and it's working alright... (more)

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by 210 · about 3 hours ago

Ketosis. Who's tried it? At what level? (Deep ketosis with minimal carbs, or 50g-100g?) Has anyone tried it with IF? (Intermittent Fasting) If you have, what are your macro levels? Did you have any side effects? (Body odor, Thirst, Sweet... (more)

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Joshua_1 0 · April 25, 2012 at 12:09 AM

I've done every version of ketosis that I can imagine. I am a male. Deep ketosis for me is - Intermittent fasting OMAD-style (One Meal A Day), breaking fast in the early evening (4pm) with about a pound of meat (nothing bbq or heavily seasoned... (more)

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by 187 · about 3 hours ago

I'm wondering how many grams of protein per day is healthy and recommended for a young, active female? Should I follow the .8-1.2 grams/kg of body weight ratio? Any advice is greatly appreciated!

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ben61820 0 · March 23, 2012 at 10:48 PM

For males involved in anything athletic I'd say 1 gram of protein per pound of bodyweight is enough for fueling recovery, assuming of course that all dietary calories are there. I'd say that even for those looking to add muscle mass that same... (more)

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by 15003 · about 3 hours ago

What: The Paleo Summit (see also this post) Who: Paul Jaminet, Ph.D. ??? Author, Perfect Health Diet Topic: The Evolutionary Evidence for the Optimal Human Diet. So, where???s the proof? Paul Jaminet serves up five lines of evidence supporting... (more)

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Nance 0 · February 28, 2012 at 6:00 PM

WOW! Just Wow. Until now, I've read Paul's stuff with friendly interest but he really blew me away today--major score. Now, I know one of my weaknesses is that I'm a non-critical person and I don't have an eagle eye/ear when enjoying... (more)

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by 35 · about 3 hours ago

Hey Paleoheads, I have been skinny most of my life (I am still young) partly due to stress and lack of appetite, partly genetics. I have found a ton of appetite lately tho, and Paleo in reinforcing it! I am 6ft and weighed 157 at my peak which... (more)

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luckybastard 0 · February 05, 2012 at 6:34 PM

From a diet perspective, try to get .7-1g of protein/1lb of lean body mass and start shooting starch like there's no tomorrow. Some would recommend more protein but from what I've witnessed/experienced, getting as much protein as your body can... (more)

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by 1683 · about 3 hours ago

Ive seen it mentioned a few times that: total carb count in a food - dietary fiber carbs = net carbs (this is what counts in your macro ratios) Does this mean that "dietary fiber" carbs (as in Artisana Coconut Butter? 7 g. carbs total but 5 g.... (more)

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Beth_WeightMaven 0 · January 31, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Fiber carbs generally do not affect your blood glucose levels which is why LC diets often mention this concept of "net" carbs. Keep in mind that fiber carbs have other effects on digestion, including the generation of an important fatty acid in... (more)

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