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jch216
05-27-2004, 03:09 PM
I currently log everything I eat on fitday.com. This has been going great so far, but it's only been two days. So here is my question:

Should I plan my daily diet with each meal/snack following the 40/40/20 split, or should I just eat whatever foods that I want and try to utilize the last couple meals to balance the 40/40/20 for my daily total?

The reason I ask is that today I am currently at a 36/50/14 split and my goal is the 40/40/20.

Calories Eaten Today
source grams cals %total
Total: 2104
Fat: 84 753 36%
Sat: 29 259 13%
Poly: 11 103 5%
Mono: 39 347 17%
Carbs: 273 1033 50%
Fiber: 15 0 0%
Protein: 70 280 14%

Vido
05-27-2004, 03:20 PM
I'm not big on ratios, doesn't seem that important to me. However, I'd just use the last couple meals of the day to balance everything out if you're set on using them.

On a side note, 40/40/20 is pro/carbs/fat...your protein should be higher than 20% and certainly higher than 14%.

Wu36
05-27-2004, 03:42 PM
yea, seriously get that protein up

jch216
05-27-2004, 09:59 PM
I'm not big on ratios, doesn't seem that important to me. However, I'd just use the last couple meals of the day to balance everything out if you're set on using them.

On a side note, 40/40/20 is pro/carbs/fat...your protein should be higher than 20% and certainly higher than 14%.


I understand what the ratio is, but why don't you find them to be benificial?

Vido
05-28-2004, 12:13 AM
I just don't think it's necessary. Perhaps for someone new to a clean diet it would help, but I just worry about total calories...everything else works itself out once you've been eating this way for a while.

TheGimp
05-28-2004, 03:40 AM
Just aim for hitting those ratios at the end of the day. Like Vido says I don't think they're all that important, the main things are eating at least 1g/lb of body weight of protein and no less than 20% of calories from fat in order to ensure healthy hormone production. In the end it's all about calorie balance.

Also yes the accepted standard around here is protein/carbohydrate/fat.