113 lbs = 51 kg
Based on the food intake below... am I eating too much?
I ask because I have been aiming for 3k calories/day and... in the example in the image...
1) I cannot get the 8/1/1 ratio...
2) Even with 1 entire avocado, my fat intake is still only 8.9% (when I remove it it is minuscle...)
3) I've seen people say 1 avocado is too much for this one huge athlete guy on this forum
4) I am above the 10 gm of carb / kg of body weight rule
5) Even Victoria Boutenko doesn't advocate over 2 lbs in greens, and even with that I cannot get over 5.6% of protein
My main concern is not about too much food per se, or that I am not loosing weight/body fat (although I am not). Rather, it is this: how much of a factor is getting the appropriate ratios? What I want to avoid basically:
1-cravings and falling off the "diet"
2-not having energy to work out and recover (I am a non-athlete right now who wants to run a marathon in 11/2012)
I've notice that my brain might not be working so well, and worry that I might need a higher percentage of fat? For example, I have impecable spelling, but have been having gross lapses since I started 811 (or rather, lfrv, since I can't manage to get to 811...)
IF the ratio is very important... how do I get it?
If you look at the second image, you will see that I cut the avocado in half, and brought down the carbs to the 10 gm of carb / kg of body weight rule, still 2 lbs of greens (dark greens at that...) and still don't get the ration right.
I'll appreciate any input.
10% fat is supposed to be the upper limit! It's not the target :)
I think it's probably good to get at least 5% though.
I wouldn't worry too much about whether you eat an avocado or not lol - if you feel happier being closer to the 10% mark, then eat it, but if you're happier going lower, then do!
It's at LEAST 80% carbs, at MOST 10% fat and protein each.
Hm.. very good tip, I hadn't seen this one before. I will buy a new battery for my scale pronto and try it out. Thanks!
So, I suppose 5% is the absolute minimum for fat and protein? I have spent the last month reading this forum and haven't seen any talk about the minimum and maximum until now (other than the minimum carb). I will re-read the book though, I'm feeling the need now.
There are no minimums, if you are eating enough calories you will get your needed fat and protein.
Interesting perspective. How long have you been detoxing?
This is actually very interesting because... I spent almost two years drinking a lot of organic iced tea to keep up with my work up to about two months ago. Now that I am off caffeine and on lfrv (when I don't fall off the wagon :) ), I notice that I don't recall some memories that I formed during that time. I feel though that the memories that I am forming now I have no problem recalling. It is as if I just have to be patient and let my brain rewire. This is all gut feeling though, I have nothing concrete as far as evidence, and could be totally wrong. :)
Thank you for this input. If 8/1/1 is the limit, I understand it now. But if it is an average to be met over a period of time, it would never happen if in none of the days I am making it. Just how averages work. So, this bit was confusing.
But I hear you! Love.