Macronutrients

Macronutrients

Macronutrients Questions

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by 0 · about 11 hours ago

Hello paleo hackers, So I have been paleo for about 6 months and have not seen any weightloss yet. I thought I was eating perhaps too much and too many carbs. So started using cronometer and have tracked and made an effort reducing carbs... (more)

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Rej82 0 · May 26, 2014 at 1:16 AM

Hey thanks so much for your response! Calorie wise they recommend 1500ish so I could cut back a little there. My BMI is just in the healthy range (so surely weight to lose)? Waist to height ratio of 44.1 so not amazing but healthy. (more)

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by 0 · about 11 hours ago

Hey all, my current diet is about 50% carb, 30% protein and 20% fat (fat and protein percentages will interchange depending on the day). I exercise almost every day so I don't want to get my carbs anywhere below 25% and my carbs are paleo... (more)

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Mlb12c 0 · May 25, 2014 at 2:59 PM

@BobK thanks for the response! I was just looking for the most simplistic percentages here, but definitely understand what you're saying. My activity is usually running a few miles and weight training, and I've found that with lower than 25% of... (more)

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by 0 · about 11 hours ago

I am trying to improve my understanding so as to overcome a fat loss plateau. I'm interested to know if anyone knows if there is any good evidence that says it's best to eat fat/protein/veg at particular times of day. I'm persuaded that meat... (more)

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RonBurgundy 0 · February 06, 2014 at 8:34 AM

Excellent link @Bill Lagakos , thank you.

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by 85 · about 11 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 69 · about 11 hours ago

The 80/10/10 diet is as many of you know 80% carbs, 10% protein, 10% fat. What is the paleo / primal breakdown. thanks

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greymouser 0 · August 19, 2013 at 6:09 PM

There is a broad spectrum of nutritional profiles for macronutrients that one could arrive at if eating a general "paleo" diet. Personally, I eat isocalorically -- 33% c/p/f -- but there's no reason 80/10/10 couldn't work for a paleo eater.... (more)

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by 28 · about 11 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 11 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 11 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 10 · about 11 hours ago

Okay, straight up, I'm new to this. I'm coming from 80/10/10 high carb raw vegan (yeah I know what you're thinking), so I'm about 1 month into Paleo now. I'm doing a ton of research daily, but I don't know if I'm really getting the whole picture,... (more)

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TMJ 0 · July 04, 2013 at 3:37 PM

I think your body is just transitioning. when I switched to Paleo from a crappy SAD 5 month binge last Nov. I went through the "low carb flu" for a good month fatigue, brain fog, sore muscles, maliase. I still didn't feel my best until March... (more)

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by 153 · about 11 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 11 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 729 · about 11 hours ago

to OPTIMIZE the performance of ones explosive training or heavy lifting or even hypertrophy work, eating the lowest amount of protein\fat required(and not being deficient in any way) and filling the rest of the calories with carbs would be... (more)

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greymouser 0 · April 26, 2013 at 1:53 AM

I'm not sure about the phrasing of "eating the lowest amount of protein\fat required(and not being deficient in any way) and filling the rest of the calories with carbs". However, I'd agree to something pretty close ... for explosive movement,... (more)

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by 0 · about 11 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 5 · about 11 hours ago

Hey guys, I've tried to look up some other threads and I still couldn't find an answer to my question. When you're eating towards your protein intake for lean body mass do you count the protein from fat and vegetables? For example, my lean body... (more)

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greymouser 0 · March 01, 2013 at 4:35 PM

How do you guys do it? Some people here count their calories and macros religiously. Other people here think those people are batshit-crazy. After using a down-to-the-calorie type counter for about 5 years, I stopped using it about two years ago,... (more)

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by 787 · about 11 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 0 · about 11 hours ago

Hi all, This is my 2nd day paleo and I'm trying to get my ratios right. I've done an incredible amount of reading the last two days on this topic but need advice! I'm 5'8", roughly 140lbs. Today I did 42/38/18 protein/fat/carbs, 1800 cals. My... (more)

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ecks 0 · April 29, 2013 at 2:33 PM

Are you coming from a standard american diet with a high ratio of carbohydrates? If so then that grumble is actually likely to be hunger... Sounds like you are going through the same thing I did where at the start of your paleo conversion you just... (more)

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by 0 · about 11 hours ago

Hi Everyone! I have been stalking paleohacks for a while now and just signed up today. I'm on Day 1 of my new paleo lifestyle change and thought it would be the perfect time to join the fun. I have a quick question though: I am struggling to get... (more)

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CD 0 · January 07, 2013 at 2:43 PM

I would say, at this stage, worrying about macro-nutrient ratios is premature. Focus on healthy eating. Early in the process, I suggest eliminating as much as possible (Dairy, Grains (of course), Rice, Night Shades, etc). And focus on eating... (more)

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by 729 · about 11 hours ago

im currently eating a high carb\low fat on the days i train, and low carb\high fat on the rest day(protein is a must).. my question is, does the macronutriens really matter...can i build muscle(calorie surplus) with fat instead of carbs, or the... (more)

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Jay_15 0 · November 11, 2012 at 6:17 PM

Yes you can....I did anyhow. So continued. IMO its fairly easy to gain lean mass when you are metabolically healthy. Eating at a surplus is the only REAL requirement. How much volume you plan on doing and at what intensity may determine your... (more)

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by 0 · about 11 hours ago

I'm pretty new to Leangains (about two or three weeks now) and I've been doing paleo for the better part of a year. I have no issues on rest days with high protein, a good amount of fat, and carbs low (around 15% or less of calorie intake). My... (more)

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KA24 0 · September 28, 2012 at 12:51 PM

High-protein, lower-fat days - Chicken breast, chicken tenderloins, egg whites, tuna, white fish, lean pork and beef cuts. I'm not a fan of low-fat dairy products, but am a fan of Whey protein. Moderate-protein, high-fat days - Fattier cuts of... (more)

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by 104 · about 11 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 531 · about 11 hours ago

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/10/health/nutrition/q-and-a-are-high-protein-low-carb-diets-effective.html?_r=1&src=me&ref=general (more)

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Carl_Stawicki 0 · July 11, 2012 at 12:38 PM

This statement is correct: "1 calorie = 1 calorie" The one is not correct: "1 calorie of egg = 1 calorie of Pepsi" Saying calories-in-calories-out is like saying, "Winning the Super Bowl is as simple as creating a point deficit in your favor... (more)

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by 208 · about 11 hours ago

I know we don't recommend drinking our calories. but as i haven't been getting a healthy variety of vegetables in my diet. does juicing your veggies still allow us to get a lot of our vitamins naturally or is most of that lost in the pulp..?

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tj_8 0 · July 10, 2012 at 10:51 PM

i blend.....add berries to make it taste good

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by 1186 · about 11 hours ago

Does anyone know of any research on this? I have long thought that women don't thrive as well (I'm not saying they don't thrive at all, chill people) on a diet which includes very high fat, possibly because we naturally have more metabolically... (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · July 04, 2012 at 10:35 PM

Blockquote According to Charles Poliquin, if you have little tricep area fat (i.e. no flabby arms) you're what he calls a "carb bitch," meaning you can tolerate carbs very well whether cutting, maintaining, or bulking. Additionally, I've... (more)

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by 789 · about 11 hours ago

I've just been introduced to paleotrack.com, and what I want to know is, what is the goal for proper balance of fats/protein/carb, etc? Also, with the list of vitamins and percentage of what you're getting, what should I aim for? 100% of each... (more)

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Adam_Adkins 0 · June 28, 2012 at 6:19 PM

100% food. Everything else is unnecessary complication.

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by 1489 · about 11 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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