adjusting protein percentage

23 Sep 2016 0 Comments

Decided today to take another look at ketosis to verify that I’m doing it right. I’m losing weight, but it doesn’t seem appropriate that I should have so little energy. So.

This is what I’ve been doing;

Oops! This is what Harvard Medical School had to say on a blog:

And here’s the pertinent paragraph:
The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for protein is a modest 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight. The RDA is the amount of a nutrient you need to meet your basic nutritional requirements. In a sense, it’s the minimum amount you need to keep from getting sick — not the specific amount you are supposed to eat every day.
To determine your RDA for protein, you can multiply your weight in pounds by 0.36, or use this online protein calculator. For a 50-year-old woman who weighs 140 pounds woman and who is sedentary (doesn’t exercise), that translates into 53 grams of protein a day.
OK, but I seem to recall that when I first set my percentages, I was told to use the weight I should be, not what I am. Sadly, therefore, when I used their ‘online protein calculator’ for my present age/weight, I was told 77g protein (‘course it also said I should be eating about 1600 calories), but when I tried it with my age and 140 pounds, it came out 51 grams. So I think I’ll go with that.
Waaaay different from 90!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’ll be re-setting my chart, and we’ll see what happens. I’ve been showing mild ketosis even though–according to this Medical News Today site–ketosis means 75% of your calories are from fat.
So, here is my current plan:
I think this is going to be a lot easier.

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