Many of you may know I have been working really hard to find the ratio of carbs, fats and proteins that work best for me. I have been tracking and changing things around since January and it has been an interesting journey. I've lost 25 pounds and had some great times of wonderful glucose control. I exercise daily now, instead of every few days or when I remembered to do it. Thank goodness for my journal, even if it dose have days of sad faces and expletives directed at my lack of discipline. It's all honest up in there…embarrassingly so.
I kind of stopped loosing weight in June even after adding evening exercise and began researching the true number of calories I need to function and it told me I was not eating enough. I started to increase and change that up and it has just sent me down a dark path I have not liked at all. June through August sucked. My control got out of hand and I didn't start loosing any more weight until I took down my intake a little.
So here is what I have found based on days when my glucose levels did the best for me over a 6 month period.
I was shooting for a break down of 10% carbs, 30% protein and 60% fat in my original calculation.
What I found out is that my optimal ratios that gave me "green days" on the glucose tracker tool here on the site are as follows (all day under 140):
My calories to take in are 1618 a day
My carbohydrate intake is best at 65g or about 17%
My fat intake is most comfortable around 100g or about 56%
My protein intake works best at about 95g a day or approx 27%
This is pretty close to my original ratios, but what I found when I was eating more calories, I had a harder time controlling the carbs going in. So this is my new goal. If my body does what it normally does anyway, this will be good for about 3-6 months before it adapts again. I just thought I would share with you all, so if you are into the numbers and the stats and keeping track, this might help give you some ideas of where it took me.
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