The three dietary macronutrients that make up the best fat protein carb ratio include Fat, Proteins and Carbohydrates (otherwise knowns as carbs). The best fat protein carb ratio depends on your goal. Whatever that goal is, you want to make sure you do it the healthy way without losing muscle or energy.
The Best Fat Protein Carb Ratio if Fat Loss is Your Goal:
The fat protein carb ratio for fat loss is 20% fat, 30% protein and 50% carbs. This is considered a “baseline” and should be adjusted according to your body type.
For maximum fat loss, increasing the protein/fat and lowering the carbs increases metabolism through the thermic effect of food and it also controls insulin more effectively. But that fat protein carb ratio is not recommended for long-term use as it is difficult to follow and can lower the overall metabolism of your body.
My Personal Fat Protein Carb Ratio:
Based on my weight, the lowest calories I should consume per day (for weight loss) is 1200. So my fat protein carb ratio (being 20%, 30%, 50%) would entail 26 grams fat, 90 grams protein, 150 grams carbs (1 gram of fat = 9 calories and 1 gram of carbs/protein = 4 calories).
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