View Full Version : Fitday results mean what - percentages given - zero knowledge

08-13-2007, 11:37 PM

First off I did a search and really couldn't find the answer to my question.

When I put in my food for today on fitday.com it came out reading this:

Calories Eaten Today
Total: 1832

grams cals %total

Fat: 41 368 21%
Sat: 16 141 8%
Poly: 7 67 4%
Mono: 14 127 7%

Carbs: 243 882 51%
Fiber: 23 0 0%

Protein: 122 486 28%
Alcohol: 0 0 0%

fat intake is %21
carb intake %51
protien intake %28

I have read that I want to keep my fat intake between %20 - %30

But I have no clue what percentages I should be shooting for for carbs and protien.

I believe from what I read I want to keep my intake of protien to 1gram per pound of mass if I want to bulk.

However I'm 215lbs, 5'9 and simply put, overweight. I do not need to bulk.

what percentages should I be shooting for for my protien and carbs as I am in the process of weight loss?

I'm trying to make it as easy as possible for myself until I get a firm grasp of what i'm doing. FitDay seems to simplify it nicely for me but as I stated I'm not sure how to take the results!

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated and I'm so sorry if this has been posted before. I did try a search listing percentages , caloric intake (amongst other searches) but no real answer to my question was found.

Thank you

08-14-2007, 06:54 AM
No one around here really goes by percentages. 1+ g of protein per lb lbm, .5+ g of fat per lb lbm - the rest how you like to hit your caloric requirements as long as you get around 25 g of fiber.

08-14-2007, 09:13 AM
Didn't think it would that simple, thanks BBB