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Gluten-Free Energy Diet (part 4): How Many Grams of Proteins, Fats and Carbs Do I Need Each Day?

Posted by nepeht on December 15, 2008

OK, Got Table and Basics, What's Next? (c.2008, WTB)

OK, Got Table, What's Next? (c.2008, WTB)

  How Many Grams of Proteins, Fats and Carbohydrates Do I Need Each Day? This is a really good question. If one has been following the recent postings about increasing energy levels for persons with Celiac Disease and/or Gluten-Sensitivity, this should make sense.
  As a pre-note, let me say once we get the basics down, the question for us is really going to come down to two things:

  1. how to replace Carbs, Proteins, and Fats that typically contain Gluten, with those that do not; and
  2. what complicates this further is the recalibration or balancing of grams of Carbs-to-Proteins-to-Fats per day given the current need for a drastic change in diet substances.

  Anyway, as a man of about 225 pounds, based on the information I have, I figure I need about 640 grams of a combination of Proteins, Fats and Carbs each day. One recomendation of a breakdown for this combination would be:

  • 13% Proteins
  • 30% Fats
  • 57% Carbs

  This extends in Grams of intake per day of each to:

  • 13% Proteins 83 Grams of Protein per day
  • 30% Fats 192 Grams of Fats per day
  • 57% Carbs 365 Grams of Carbs per day

  This further converts to ounces (for us Americans) and extends to about:

  • 13% Proteins 83 Grams or 2.9 Ounces per day
  • 30% Fats 192 Grams or 6.8 Ounces per day
  • 57% Carbs 365 Grams or 12.9 Ounces per day

  OK, so where does this leave us?

  Well, now we need to search though various types of Gluten-Free foods that fit into each of these categories and draw up a list of food items (i.e., Brocoli, peanuts, milk etc…) and their nutritional value (i.e., number of grams of protein per serving).

  Taking all of this into consideration, I should be able to begin piece together some flexible Gluten-Free diet combinations that are eqivilent to a “Normal Healthy” human diet.

  Once that is done, I can begin to tweak the new diet combinations around in order to increase my energy levels (i.e., possibly more proteins).

  More later.

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