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So i am keeping track of what I am eating via the cronometer. And I and wondering this last week i have noticed a trend of %20 protien. I had 4 macademia nuts the other days and 1/8 cut of pine nuts today. Other than that no nuts or oils. Any idea as to why i keep going over on protein? todays menu.. cassaba melon 1/2 of a large melon mixed with half of a large papaya. I was in the pool toady so i snacked on 3 bananas and maybe 8 dates. I also came acoss a vegan recipe for zucchni with 1/8 cup of pine nuts, colliflower (that was spilit between 3 people) and a orange. I ate 1 cucumber after dinner while at a gathering tonight.


Thanks for the input.


Liz R.

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wow, you are not eating enough at all! poor thing. cauliflower is very high protein. Increase your calories, and you should be fine :)

Not enough hu? my cronometer says I am at 2800 calories and over 800 carbs yesterday. The only thing that doesn't seem to be on track is the protien. Freelee sugested doing more monomeals and i am strugeling with that. I get bored REALLY easy.I put spices on my food too. even chili power and salt on my oranges sometimes so i am progressively working those habbits out. But I am on track for everything but protein. The foe fetticini alfredo (the zucchini dish) was ok but I probably wont make it againa and swap it out for a fruit meal or datoraid.


Thanks for the info.

Liz R.

If you are averaging 20% of your calories coming from protein (and you aren't taking some kind of protein supplement) I would really like to know exactly what you are typing into Cron-O-Meter.

In the past 3 years my daily protein intake has never been higher than 5% of total calories and I honestly don't know how I could get it anywhere close to 20% unless I cut my fruit intake WAY down and ate mostly low calorie (but high protein) vegetables. 

I've never actually tried to eat 10% or more protein in a day, but I have toyed with Cron-O-Meter trying to figure out ways to do it and have yet to find a reasonable way to do it without either having to under-eat, supplement, or develop a case of "fruit phobia".

If you aren't using a scale to weigh everything that you eat it is a possibile that you are either over or under estimating the weight of some of the food that you are eating and therefore your caloric read-out on Cron-O-Meter is off, but I suspect that's not the main problem.

I just typed in all the foods you had listed into cronometer and came up with a total of 2000 calories with 7% protein. This is even with adding the papaya and melon as the "whole" fruit not half and still set to "large," just in case your papaya and melon were enormous. This means that likely you were a fair amount under 2000 cals.

Perhaps you're misunderstanding the charts? You have to look at the pie on the right and roll your mouse over the green part of the pie which gives you your total achieved percentage. 

The percentage listed in parentheses after each of the main items, or the percentage listed in each box, is the percentage of the total daily goal. So maybe you're only getting 20% out of 100% of your total needed target. 



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