Help me understand the 50% carbs, 30% protein, 20% fat concept?
Could someone help break down the math involved with the 50/30/20 nutrition rule.
That is the daily intake right? So based on a 2000 calorie diet, you are supposed to get 1000 calories from Carbs, 600 calories from protein, and 400 calories from fat...right?
Lets use this label for our example:
If 250 calories is the amount per serving, protein is 5g and carbs are 31g, how do I know how many calories those represent? They go right ahead and tell you how many calories are from fat, so that part is a no brainer
If someone could literally "dumb" down this concept to me, I would greatly appreciate it.
Ok, so I just found a website explaining that
1 gram of fat is equal to 9 calories
1 gram of protein is equal to 4 calories
1 gram of carbs is equal to 4 calories
So, that "may" have just helped my math out tremendously
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavourite answer
the simple way is to incorporate, in each meal, a healthy meal, foods that contain, a carb. a protein, and a fat.
for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and for snacks. so design your menu around that, eat 6 meals every 3 hours with this in mind.