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greesemuunkie
05-12-2011, 04:38 PM
I keep seeing that keto is a ratio ending with carbs being 5% of your daily caloric count. Mine would be 65g carbs per day, but I keep seeing everyone with 30g or less... Am I supposed to be consuming less than 30g or is it about the 5% of your macros? I'm wondering if this is why I'm only showing trace or small (yeah, I know, most of you say ketostix aren't worth much but...)


so... <30g or 5%?

braggable
05-12-2011, 04:41 PM
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WonderPug
05-12-2011, 04:43 PM
I keep seeing that keto is a ratio ending with carbs being 5% of your daily caloric count. Mine would be 65g carbs per day...

I'm confused. Are you eating 5,200 calories per day as your post implies?* That seems very unlikely considering you're 5'4" tall and weigh 128 pounds according to your profile.




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* Calculation: 5% of total caloric intake, 65 grams of CHO (which equals 260 calories); thus 260 * 20 = 5,200.

StangBanger
05-12-2011, 04:44 PM
your math is waaaaayyyy wrong.

dizzzane
05-12-2011, 04:46 PM
I'm thinking she is using 50% instead of 5%. As 5% of your bodyweight would be about 6.5gs?

braggable
05-12-2011, 04:47 PM
I keep seeing that keto is a ratio ending with carbs being 5% of your daily caloric count. Mine would be 65g carbs per day, but I keep seeing everyone with 30g or less... Am I supposed to be consuming less than 30g or is it about the 5% of your macros? I'm wondering if this is why I'm only showing trace or small (yeah, I know, most of you say ketostix aren't worth much but...)


so... <30g or 5%?

Why the fuk are you doing Keto if you hate it so much? Do you think it's magic?

WonderPug
05-12-2011, 04:48 PM
I'm thinking she is using 50% instead of 5%. As 5% of your bodyweight would be about 6.5gs?

You're exceptionally confused.

greesemuunkie
05-12-2011, 04:57 PM
Why the fuk are you doing Keto if you hate it so much? Do you think it's magic?

BECAUSE I FKING WANT TO. jeez.

greesemuunkie
05-12-2011, 04:59 PM
You're exceptionally confused.

Yeah, after I posted I realized it was 65 calories of carbs instead of 65g of carbs. however, when I looked at low calorie foods like spinach and such, I then saw that 65 calories of veggies only provides maybe 15g of carbs per day, and that's not enough. So again, 30g or less or 65 calories from carbs.


The brain fog. i'm blaming it on the brain fog. I can't think straight this week. Damn pt test took all my stores I think.

WonderPug
05-12-2011, 05:05 PM
^ FYI: I was not calling you confused, but rather was referring to the poster that I quoted.


So again, 30g or less or 65 calories from carbs.
Again, I'm confused. 30 grams of CHO equals 120 calories, not 65 calories.

Anyway, take 5% of your total daily caloric intake and divide by 4 to get the number of grams of CHO allowed under a classical VLCKD protocol.

braggable
05-12-2011, 05:09 PM
BECAUSE I FKING WANT TO. jeez.

So you want to do something that you know you hate doing, for no good reason...

Sucks to be you, I guess.

greesemuunkie
05-12-2011, 05:09 PM
^ FYI: I was not calling you confused, but rather was referring to the poster that I quoted.


Again, I'm confused. 30 grams of CHO equals 120 calories, not 65 calories.

Anyway, take 5% of your total daily caloric intake and divide by 4 to get the number of grams of CHO allowed under a classical VLCKD protocol.


yeah, I took 1300 * .05 = 65

I assume that's 65 calories... not 65g.

IDK I'm being fkg retarded today. Maybe I should just go back on the treadmill.

WonderPug
05-12-2011, 05:13 PM
yeah, I took 1300 * .05 = 65

Your total caloric intake looks too low. What is your (estimated) maintenance intake?


I assume that's 65 calories... not 65g.

Yes. And 65 calories composed from carbs equals ~16 grams of CHO.

greesemuunkie
05-12-2011, 05:14 PM
Your total caloric intake looks too low. What is your (estimated) maintenance intake?



Yes. And 65 calories composed from carbs equals ~16 grams of CHO.

My maintenance is 1800. So I subtracted 500 from that. I am also doing 40-90 min of cardio/training a day and I haven't even lost 2 lbs in 3 weeks. I'm getting confused.

WonderPug
05-12-2011, 05:16 PM
^ Firstly, set your caloric intake to no less than 80% of your maintenance intake.

Next, are you calculating maintenance including your cardio? There seems to be something wrong with your calculations.

What is your BMR?

greesemuunkie
05-12-2011, 05:22 PM
^ Firstly, set your caloric intake to no less than 80% of your maintenance intake.

Next, are you calculating maintenance including your cardio? There seems to be something wrong with your calculations.

What is your BMR?

I do cardio every day except Sundays. I lift moderate weight 3x per week (and also do cardio those days) Sometimes I even do cardio 3x per day depending on how crappy I feel. I don't get why I'm not losing any weight. It's been 3 weeks. There's got to be something wrong with my food, right?
That's why I've been posting so much...

WonderPug
05-12-2011, 05:24 PM
^ Please start by answering my questions in the post that you just quoted.

Based on what you indicate, I fear your caloric intake is acutely low. Additionally, doing cardio up to 3 times per day is a troubling sign.

greesemuunkie
05-12-2011, 05:29 PM
^ Please start by answering my questions in the post that you just quoted.

Based on what you indicate, I fear your caloric intake is acutely low. Additionally, doing cardio up to 3 times per day is a troubling sign.

BMR Is 1440.

WonderPug
05-12-2011, 05:34 PM
BMR Is 1440.

If you're accurately reporting the quantity exercise, then your activity multipler could easily be in the range of 1.7 to 1.9, which would equate to a maintenance level of ~2,450 to ~2,735 calories.

For more information, I suggest you see: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=121703981

greesemuunkie
05-12-2011, 05:40 PM
When I'm on maintenance I don't exercise that much. I have only been doing PT that much because I can't figure out why I'm not losing weight. On a maintenance diet, I usually do cardio 5-6x a week and weights every other day. IDK if that's considered high intensity or not because it's not alway sprinting or HIIT. Most of the time it's jogging, stair stepper and moderate weights for lifting.