Hi Nana Friends :)
I've been using cronometer for a week now, it's such a great tool! I've noticed however that my protein for the day never goes above 5%. I eat fruit for breakfast and lunch (Bananas and dates for breakfast then a mono meal for lunch of something like dragon fruit or grapes) then I have a green salad at night with half an avocado or tahini or some yummy raw dressing.
Are there certain fruits that I can eat that will up my protein ? I'm worried that I'm eating too many carbs and setting the ratio off balance :S
If you read 80/10/10, Doug Graham, actually recommends you go below 10% for protein and fat. 10% is the absolute maximum. Most 80/10/10ers stick between 4 & 10% so you're right on target. Don't worry about having too many carbs.
Hey Dandelion !
I have ordered the book! thanks so much for putting me at ease :)
I agree with Dandelion. I'd also like to point out that Crono is great, but don't forget is has to work in harmony with an even more powerful tool: your body wisdom. Crono can approximate based on the goals you programmed in, but it can't measure thirst or tastebuds or food reactions or when to sleep.
When I first started using Crono, I was really trying to make my daily goals, but according to it I would never hit higher than 80%. But I was hydrated, active and feeling great. I started to realize that Crono was insightful for creating a visual on what I was eating and challenged me to consider tweaking things here and there, but that I wasn't likley to hit 100% of my daily goal because something between what I had programmed in and my actually needs didn't quite add up right between Crono and myself. I'm nursing, so I guess that's a factor among other things. And Crono's just a guide anyway. = )
So all this to say that body wisdom COMES FIRST before anything else.
I'm part of the natural birth movement, and within this community I have known many women wishing for an empowered experience who seek the counsel of a midwife vs. doctor. This is of course fantastic but I've noticed a trend among women to sort of replace the midwife for the doctor in terms of unfailing trust and giving them authority. So the women go for natural but gives up her power to a certain extent just the same (and pregnancy and birth is ALL ABOUT power!).
These tools in the DIY natural/raw movement are similar. While they tell us more than your average nutritionist could about nutrition, they must defer to our inner guide. = )
Best wishes on your journey!
Guys, I am totally overwhelmed with your thoughtful responses. This forum is more than I could hope for so thanks a bunch for being such a wonderful, supportive internet community :)