Eating Paleo we are frequently told to keep carbs low (aim for under 150 g. a day for maintenance, under 100 g for steady loss, under 50 for extreme fat loss, etc. etc) and aim for .7-1.0 g of protein per pound of body weight (I'm 155...so should get about 109 g. daily) but how much fat, in grams, is recommended?
Also, while calculating my protein I realized I'm coming up a little short. What are some good protein snacks that arent jerky (b/c of the soy sauce in it & I cant use the oven to dry meat for hours upon hours wit 3 roomies :P) or protein bars? Im always on the run (Classes/Job...you know the college deal) so I cant ALWAYS cook...so maybe something pre-packed, but not too Paleo-offending?
Assuming you want a 2000 calorie intake. 100 grams of carbohydrate will get you 400 calories, 100 grams of protein will also get you 400 calories, to complete the balance 1200 calories you will need 133 grams of fat.
I am just providing the macro nutrient math - not suggesting that you should eat 2000 calories, or more, or less.
Lara Bars are a great paleo-on-the-go option. They are the least processed of all the bars I've found (simply smashed dates, fruit and nuts). They're certainly not 'protein-packed' but you can opt for the ones with a higher nut/fruit ratio so you get more protein and less sugar.
Beware protein bars. All of those bars are made with whey protein, soy protein, gelatin, or textured vegetable protein. ALL of those ingreidents contan processed free glutamic acid. The "g" in msg. Excitotoxins are addictive and cause various body failures. Your body produces all the glutamic acid it needs which is the chemical that fires off between brain cells, to put it simply. And when youg eat glutamic acid that has been freed from it's chain, it enters your brain and causes the nerves to fire constantly untill it kills the cell. Also, it causes your pancreas to produc 3 times more insulin than it should whcih in turn drops your blood sugar and stores it as fat. Scientists know this because they use msg to make rats overweight is experiments that require fat rats.