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Question on Nutrition Ratios
Question on Nutrition Ratios
protein nutrition power 90 meal planner low carb diet ratios different foods
1/13/13 10:20 AM
I have just start the power 90 program and have been following a low carb diet that was recommended by the meal planner wizard. My question is what is the nutritional ratios for the low carb diet? I dont really like all of the bouncing around with different foods and would like to be able to adjust it to my liking. I just am not sure what ratio of protein, carb and fat I need for the diet. I am 5'11" and weigh 202 lbs. My body fat percentage is approximately 30%. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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RE: Question on Nutrition Ratios
1/13/13 11:20 AM as a reply to JoeBerryhill.
Hey there! Power90 is a great program!!! I would use 50/30/20 prot/carbs/fats as a low carb ratio and use the P90x meal plan as a fiundation. If you have any other questions about nutrition and meal planning ley me know as I am more than happy to help!!

Coach Frank
Team Elite Home Fitness
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RE: Question on Nutrition Ratios
1/13/13 3:15 PM as a reply to JoeBerryhill.
JoeBerryhill:
I have just start the power 90 program and have been following a low carb diet that was recommended by the meal planner wizard. My question is what is the nutritional ratios for the low carb diet? I dont really like all of the bouncing around with different foods and would like to be able to adjust it to my liking. I just am not sure what ratio of protein, carb and fat I need for the diet. I am 5'11" and weigh 202 lbs. My body fat percentage is approximately 30%. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.


A low carb diet is not going to help you lose fat faster! And a %50 %30 %20 protein carb fat ratio is not healthy for you at all!
You only need 0.8-1.0 grams of protein per lb of body weight 0.3-0.5 grams of fat per lb of body weight.
The rest can be carbohydrates.
Calories in/ calories out.
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1/13/13 3:40 PM as a reply to CoachFrank43.
Thanks for the info Coach Frank. I will take a look at this and see how different it is from what I am eating now.
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1/14/13 3:53 AM as a reply to JoeBerryhill.
Any time! The 50/30/20 was designed as a fat shredder phase for these programs and works very, very well. It is not designed to be used for more than 60 days though......the guide talks about this in depth!

Feel free to ask as many questions as you would like questions!!!



Coach Frank
Team Elite Home Fitness
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RE: Question on Nutrition Ratios
1/14/13 11:42 AM as a reply to russ47.
russ47:
JoeBerryhill:
I have just start the power 90 program and have been following a low carb diet that was recommended by the meal planner wizard. My question is what is the nutritional ratios for the low carb diet? I dont really like all of the bouncing around with different foods and would like to be able to adjust it to my liking. I just am not sure what ratio of protein, carb and fat I need for the diet. I am 5'11" and weigh 202 lbs. My body fat percentage is approximately 30%. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.


A low carb diet is not going to help you lose fat faster! And a %50 %30 %20 protein carb fat ratio is not healthy for you at all!
You only need 0.8-1.0 grams of protein per lb of body weight 0.3-0.5 grams of fat per lb of body weight.
The rest can be carbohydrates.
Calories in/ calories out.


Can you explain why you think this is?
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RE: Question on Nutrition Ratios
1/14/13 12:08 PM as a reply to TheBandit27.
TheBandit27:
russ47:
JoeBerryhill:
I have just start the power 90 program and have been following a low carb diet that was recommended by the meal planner wizard. My question is what is the nutritional ratios for the low carb diet? I dont really like all of the bouncing around with different foods and would like to be able to adjust it to my liking. I just am not sure what ratio of protein, carb and fat I need for the diet. I am 5'11" and weigh 202 lbs. My body fat percentage is approximately 30%. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.


A low carb diet is not going to help you lose fat faster! And a %50 %30 %20 protein carb fat ratio is not healthy for you at all!
You only need 0.8-1.0 grams of protein per lb of body weight 0.3-0.5 grams of fat per lb of body weight.
The rest can be carbohydrates.
Calories in/ calories out.


Can you explain why you think this is?


High protein, low-carb diets can cause a number of health problems, including:

Kidney failure. Consuming too much protein puts a strain on the kidneys, which can make a person susceptible to kidney disease. High cholesterol. It is well known that high-protein diets (consisting of red meat, whole dairy products, and other high fat foods) are linked to high cholesterol. Studies have linked high cholesterol levels to an increased risk of developing heart disease, stroke, and cancer. Osteoporosis and kidney stones. High-protein diets have also been shown to cause people to excrete a large amount of calcium in their urine. Over a prolonged period of time, this can increase a person's risk of osteoporosis and kidney stones. This is especially true if the protein is not balanced with enough good vegetables, especially green cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli. Cancer. One of the reasons high-protein diets increase the risks of certain health problems is because of the avoidance of carbohydrate-containing foods and the vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants they contain. It is therefore important to obtain protein from a diet rich in whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. Not only are your needs for protein being met, but you are also helping to reduce the risk of developing cancer. Unhealthy metabolic state (ketosis). Low-carb diets can cause the body to go into a dangerous metabolic state called ketosis since your body burns fat instead of glucose for energy. During ketosis, the body forms substances known as ketones, which can cause organs to fail and result in gout, kidney stones, or kidney failure. Ketones can also dull a person's appetite, cause nausea and bad breath. Ketosis can be prevented by eating at least 100 grams of carbohydrates a day.

Any protein consumed over 1.0-1.5 grams a body weight is a waste of money and protein because you are not going to benefit from it at all you are just going to pee all of the extra 100 + grams protein out and it is going to go to waste. Why would you even want to eat your macros at 50-30-20 ratio for it makes absolutely no sense. Your not going to have any energy from lack of carbs
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RE: Question on Nutrition Ratios
1/14/13 1:50 PM as a reply to russ47.
There is very little if any science that backs the kidney claims, as a healthy adult should have no problem handling extra protein without causing any adverse affects to the kidneys. Here's a great article (with references) that explains it:

http://examine.com/faq/can-eating-too-much-protein-be-bad-for-you.html

If the link gets cut, just google "examine FAQ" and "can eating too much protein be bad for you".

I do agree that ketosis over the long-term should be avoided. However, the research I've seen says that the onset of ketosis occurs at intakes of fewer than 50g of carbs/day. Anyone eating 5 servings of vegetables and a serving of fruit should easily clear that.

I also agree that there is no inherent physiological benefit to taking in more protein than 1 gram per lb of body weight, however, there's also nothing unhealthy about it. The one benefit of a high protein diet is not fitness oriented (other than that protein is very thermically efficient), but rather calorie-oriented, as protein is extremely filling.

My personal opinion is that most of the diets I see are too low in fat, not carbs...
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