Hey, so I've been eating an 80/10/10 transition for 28 days, and logging everything I eat online. I calculated out all the numbers on a big spread sheet and for this last four weeks I averaged:
2652 calories per day (highest day 3784, lowest day 2070)
615.6 g carbs per day (highest day 882, lowest day 467)
23.6 g fat per day (highest day 43g, lowest day 7.49g)
51 g protein per day (highest day 67, lowest day 38g)
for an average ratio of 84/8/8 Woo hoo!
I was eating cooked food for dinner most nights. Two occasions had non-vegan items (small amount of egg in Thai food one night at restaurant, and dairy in non-fat dressing at salad bar one lunch)
Weight stayed about the same all month, bouncing around in same old 4 pound range as before.
Because I've logged what I eat into an online nutrition site off and on for the last few years. This allowed me to calculate the same ratios for how I used to eat. Last year as a vegetarian, what I ate averaged 2289 calories per day at a ratio of 54/37/11. Two years ago as a vegan, what I ate averaged 2330 calories per day at a ratio of 60/30/10.
Since I felt so good all month, and feel like my health is improving, I'd like to stick with what I'm doing here at 30BAD, but bump things up a little. I'm contemplating whether for month two it would be better to:
a.) add a bit more exercise intensity. or
b.) up the carbs even more, or
c.) conversely, reduce calories (?), or
d.) reduce the amount of cooked food at dinner, substituting a large salad each night for a large portion of cooked food.
I want to pick just one of above for now. I'm thinking "D" for now. Anyone who has other suggestions or wants to vote an another option above, or has another idea, let me know.
Edited to add I'm 52, 5'5" 206 pounds, with a sedentary desk job. I walk briskly 40-60 minutes 4 times per week, started one hour of pilates per week, and occasionally do Taichi and stretching. No meds or serious health problems, all original parts.