I had to track my eating for a week and calculate daily calories and percentages of carbs, fat, and protein for a nutrition course. I just wrote down everything I ate w/nutrient values, tallied up the number of calories (for the day) and grams of carbs, fat, and protein eaten. Then you take those grams and convert to percentages:
For carbs/protein, multiply by 4 and divide by number of calories (then multiple by 100 to get a percentage)
For fat, multiple by 9 instead; everything else is the same.
So if I ate 2000 calories in a day, and ate 250g carbs, 250x4 = 1000/2000 = .5x100 = 50% of my calories came from carbs.
ETA: that sounds so complicated and like a lot of work, but I promise it isn’t. I had fun doing it, even
That is the ONLY part of your message that made it into my brain… everything else just bounced off my eyeballs.
I tried a very lazy and cheesy shortcut just now… just dumping a few generics into an online calorie tracker… and we’ll see if it passes the test (Eric’s approval). It won’t, and I already know that, so I will start up a log and start collecting info and then will sit with your post at the end of it all. And hope something gets through.
So, using that makes things so much easier than when I was taking that course (which was in high school, so @Eric, not sure how much advice I’ll remember ). I had to look up every bit of food individually… Using the numbers from the screenshot:
One thought I had after seeing these numbers - have you been eating this much fat with these few carbs for a while now, or does it happen to coincide with the rising numbers you’ve seen? I was reminded of this thread. I know you’re not quite that low carb, but perhaps eating so few calories, and most of them from fat, are increasing insulin resistance? Another possibility, if you had been eating more carbs and less fat before - maybe what you’re seeing are the delayed rises from fat? Thoughts, Eric? As this is totally out of my realm of experience…
I edited my percentage to reflect fat without the salad, though that would also lower the total caloric value (thus changing all the percentages), but I think it’s accurate enough without changing the calories to still give an idea for one day’s numbers.
Why are you so nice?? Thank you very much. I didn’t mean for people to be calculating my calorie totals for me… though I COULD use the help, as evident my earlier freakout. I was just trying to put up what I had to see if it was good enough…
Haha, you’re welcome. As I said, I actually enjoy the math… And I’m someone who needs visual examples to get something, so I always like to show a real example of something I’m trying to explain to someone…
DN… short for “Darling Nikki”— if you know Prince’s song? ️ So I think I’m Darling Nicky here and think that’s very cute. But it’s one thing for other people to call you cute things and another thing to refer to yourself as it in a thread title. Not as cute. So I sat for many minutes deciding on Darling? Could I put a twist on it and go with Darn instead? And then I realized I was losing precious minutes of my life… so DN.