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Counting calories -Carbs, Fat, Protien question

Postby mumnbub » Tue Feb 17, 2009 4:58 pm

I decided that for a few weeks I will jump back onto calorieking.com.au and see if being more controled will help shift more of this weight. I have been working out my menu plan for next week and doing really well but then I looked down the bottom to see how many Carbs Fat and Protien % of the total calories - It was about 40- 50% carbs, around 20% fat and around 30% protein. These figures dont really mean much to me so dont know what I should be having. I had a look in my profile but there it talks in grams not % so I dont know if I am having too much and if so what % of my calories should come from carbs, fat and protein.

I need to know as I am not going to all this effort if its still not right- calories is not everything, it needs to be combined with these 3 things to ensure its a balanced menu so I am hoping someone can clarify this for me.

Thanks guys
Start weight: 98kg April 2008
22/12/08- 80.7kg
29/12/08- 81.8kg
04/01/09- 81.6kg
12/01/09- 81kg
19/01/09- 80kg
09/02/09- 79.3kg
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Re: Counting calories -Carbs, Fat, Protien question

Postby John » Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:58 pm

In my own experience - my body can tolerate huge variations of the proportions of each of fat, protein, and carbs. I can lose weight from anything from 5% to 30% protein, as an example. What you've chosen seems fine, if I were you I wouldn't worry about things.
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Re: Counting calories -Carbs, Fat, Protien question

Postby Czarina » Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:16 pm

The CK food diary will give you the percentages of what you have eaten, once you have entered it in.
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Re: Counting calories -Carbs, Fat, Protien question

Postby Skinnydude » Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:20 pm

your best bet would be to up your protein a bit. when you have protein your body uses up about 30% of the calories just by trying to digest and breakdown the protein strands.
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