Why are you so worried about getting some magical number of fat?
I’m not - (you introduced the 40% as a benchmark)
But I am worried that my fat intake was too low because the flaxmeal I have has about 1/3 the fat of the flax Shugart used.
If you really want to make it 40% or so and have it add up to the right amount of calories, do the math.
I HAVE done the maths and it’s not possible, either:
protein will be far too low
kcals far too high.
I certainly don’t think the diet will work properly if it ends up being high protein/low carb AND low fat, so I think my concerns are justified.
For now at least I’ll keep the fish oil on workout days and try to track down a fattier flaxmeal.[/quote]
You obviously have a hard time applying principles to specific fact scenarios.
I usually don’t suffer fools, but I’m feeling charitable tonight.
Okay. How much do you weigh? Let’s say it’s 140 pounds. Make sure you get in 140 grams of protein. So… Divide that number by 5. That’s how many grams of protein you should have in each shake.
Now, take 140 and mutiply that by 4. That’s how many calories you should have in protein. Write down that number. Next…
Count the grams of carbs you going to have in each shake. Multiply those grams by 4. That gives you your carb calories. Write down that number.
Finally, add the calories from protein and calories from fat (as determined, above). Write down that number.
Then substract that number from your total allowed calories - i.e., the formual shugar gave in his article. Whatever number you have left is your daily fat calorie intake.
Finally, divide your fat intake by 9. That’s how many grams of fat you’ll have each day. Then divide that number by 5. That’s how many grams of fat you’ll have each meal.
See how fucking easy that was?
Now start your fucking diet already!!!