Update: Recommended Fat/Protein/Carbs Ratio

Posted: June 8, 2008 by jgrantmarshall in fitness, health

My last post on fat/protein/carbs has been my most popular topic and, as a matter of fact, I received a comment on it yesterday.  This prompted me to research a little more.  Evidently, the US Recommended Daily Allowance suggests 30% fat, 20% protein, and 50% carbohydrates.  At the bottom of this post, I have pasted my averages from the past month… guess who is the model for the RDA’s?  It’s me!

Another website, http://www.warriorfitnessworld.com/articles/2007/07/how_much_protein_carbohydrates.php , says:

if trying to lose fat , it’s recommended that you consume about 20% fat and 20% protein

I presume that to also mean 60% carbs.

In either case, I plan to monitor my fats more closely now.  I do not feel that I am eating much fat, so was a little surprised to see it was at 30% of my total intake.  I haven’t looked, but I’m guessing it is coming from dairy (yogurt).  I guess I’ll need to look!

Another site I found while researching is Dietitian.com and specifically her body calculator: http://www.dietitian.com/calcbody.php .  I will be reading through her site for sure!

Average Calories

grams cals %total
Total: 1874
Fat: 60 543 30%
Sat: 19 174 10%
Poly: 11 100 6%
Mono: 23 203 11%
Carbs: 250 907 50%
Fiber: 23 0 0%
Protein: 91 363 20%
Alcohol: 1 7 0%

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