Hi. I am still somewhat new to paleo, but am wondering where people like to keep their macronutrients? Before I switched to paleo I ate healthy, but still included some whole grains into my diet and added sugar in my coffee and honey in my tea. I tracked my macronutrients for a month before I started switching to paleo, and hit about 40/30/30 carbs, proteins, and fats more less very consistently. So, after dropping the little bit of whole grains I was eating, I tried to make up with extra fruit or vegetables to keep my macronutrient ratios at about the 40/30/30 level. I feel very good since switching to paleo, but am just a little curious where others keep their macronutrients at. OH, and I do realize it is maybe a little higher in carbs than a lot of people choose to eat, but I am a dancer and do ballet for at least 4 hours a day, and the carbs give me the stamina that I need for that. I don't feel like they're too high, but would be better at being objective if I saw some other people's ratios that they're following.
Thank you so much for helping with your answers! :)
60-70% fat - If I want to eat extra fat, I lose even quicker, so I don't skimp.
20-25% protein depending on my fitness level
15-20% carb but not over 100 grams while still trying to lose weight
Calories are between 1600-1800 a day (female, 34 years old, 5'10")
Off topic I guess, but why do you WANT to keep your macro ratios constant? That is soooo 2008 ;)
Carbs are the only thing I cycle (and to a lesser extent fat) - eating around 150g on a rest day and 400g on a training day. This is a rough guide - I 'eyeball' the amount, and is coarsley managed by manipualting the number of sweet and regular potatoes I eat!
With regard to fat, I opt for fish like tuna on a training day as it is low in fat. On a rest day I will go for oily fish (salmon, sardines and mackerel).
Keep it simple. Leave the scales on the fish.
I used low carb at first because I was struggling with insulin resistance and on the verge of metabolic syndrome with several of the markers for it despite being very physically active. I no longer worry about them now, but I don't eat a LOT of fruit or starch. Some, but not a lot. I simply don't count or worry about it anymore.
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