Sunday, March 20, 2011

Carbohydrates, Proteins, and Fats- I do not, would never calorie count, only my opinion

I eat 5x a day. I eat high proteins, low carbs, and good fats.
Unit ConversionAccurately calculate your ratios of carbohydrate, protein, and fat for a given daily Calorie amount. Select from a number of common diet ratios (such as low fat, low carb, or Zone diet). Results show exact number of Calorie and grams required for each nutrient.
Calories: per day

Nutrient Calculator - What Does It Do?
Once you have figured out your ideal daily calorie intake, you can go further, and convert this into grams of food. Food can be grouped into Carbohydrates, Proteins, and Fats. Various diets propose different ratios for these 'macro-nutrients'.

If you're unsure - select a Moderate Ratio - feel free to adjust the percentages manually if you wish. Depending on how many meals a day you choose, the calculator will tell you how many grams you should be eating. Note that more frequent meals means a more consistent energy level and a boosted metabolism.

To discover the amounts of nutrient that food contains, you need access to a food database - such as those on the diet software page. From here you can completely plan out your meals.

Do Macro-Nutrients Matter?
There is a difference of opinion on this. Some feel that only calories count, whilst others argue that distribution of nutrients is what is important. The reality is - you must find what works for you - and to do this you have to start somewhere! If it doesn't work - try something else.

As mentioned on the calorie calculator, Tom Venuto's ebook Burn The Fat has a considerable section about macro nutrient ratios and calories.. His opinion is that extremes (such as very low carb, and very low fat, are only appropriate for a small section of the population

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