View Full Version : Diet Ratios driving me mad!

03-08-2005, 08:54 PM
I've been trying to get my diet ratios as close to exact as possible

I use 40/40/20 - carbs/protein/fat

My question is the following - Usually foods have a major source that their calories come from (example- oats, their main calories are from carbs but they have small amounts of fat and protein) When figuring the calories and macros of each meal is it okay to say "Okay 180 calories from oats, 180 from protein powder, and 90 from fat, there's my 40/40/20 ratio?")

It wont be exact but it will be close, or do most people get it exact, i found it very hard.

03-08-2005, 09:12 PM
it may come out like that in the end, but jstu measure the carbs/proteins/fats of each food. im sure it will come out to basically a 40/40/20, but jsut measure it by the actual carbs/proteins/fats of each food.

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