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
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:
- how to replace Carbs, Proteins, and Fats that typically contain Gluten, with those that do not; and
- 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).