Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Another calculation

I found another post with suggestions for protein/fat needs. This one suggests 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight, not per pound of lean body mass. That makes more sense to me. Still half a fat gram per pound of body weight. The rest of the calories come from carbs. So:

160 grams of protein per day (160 grams * 4 cal/gram = 640 calories) [35%]
80 grams of fat per day (80 grams * 9 cal/gram = 720 calories) [40%]

1360 calories from protein and fat

1845 calories - 1360 calories = 485 calories from carbs [25%]

4 cal/gram = 122 grams of carbs per day

So, by meal, at 5 per day:

32 grams of protein
16 grams of fat
24 grams of carbs

That's a lot different than my initial calculations. It's all so confusing! I love the math, but deciding what guidelines to follow is a real pain in the ass.

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