I was using a different food tracker before, but tonight I decided to input my foods into Cron-o-meter instead. I like that it has the nutrient breakdowns and such. So now I can clearly see I'm not meeting my nutrition requirements.
I noticed that it is recommending I only eat 1200 calories a day, and I know on lfrv you are supposed to eat way more than that. Even though I picked the lfrv option when I signed up, it's still recommending these low calories for me (because I have over 70 pounds to lose). I should be bumping that up, right?
So far today it is almost ten PM and I've only managed to fit 1700 calories worth of food in my stomach. I'm thinking it takes practice to eat as much as some of the pros! I imagine if I eat more, it will also bring my ratios of protien/carb/fat in check, because they are way out of wack right now ( 70 25 5 )
Anyways, I guess I'm looking for some advice on using this tool, and making sure it's set up right for this diet. =)
Hi Teresa :)
To get near 3000 cals you have to set it to gaining 2+ cals a week (dont worry you wont!), and of course set it to lfrv which should set the ratios at 80:10:10 - then input everything you eat in a day and it will tell you what percentage of each ration you have consummed. i.e. if 80% fat is showing this means 80% of your fat target which is set to 10% and therefore only about 8% of your overall cals.
It took me a while to get fat down an cals up - dates an bananas are great to start with while you get use to eating more.
Good luck!! xx
Thanks! That's helpful.
I've been having trouble with my fat too. It seems one little slip up and I'm suddenly at a high percentage. I'm pretty good about avoiding it too, so I thought hahaha. I think I just really need to focus on eating fruits and leaves. I was surprised at how much fat even a lonely little avacado can add in a day.