How Much Protein On Keto

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A Breakdown Of The Fat/protein/carb Ratio For A Ketogenic Diet

When on the ketogenic diet, one of the most important things you’ll have to pay attention to is your macronutrient breakdown. This means you’ll be getting a certain portion of your calories form carbohydrates (a very small portion) at 5%, a larger portion of calories from protein (35%), and the largest number of calories from fats (65%). There are many online sites that can help you figure out how many calories you need on a daily basis, based on your height, weight, measurements, age, gender and level of activity. From there, you can also use online calculators to help you figure out the proper breakdown, in grams, for each macronutrient percentage you’ll be eating. You’ll multiply your total daily calories by each percentage to get the grams of each macronutrient that you’ll need. For example, if you need 1200 calories per day, and your carbohydrates are 5% of that total, then multiply 1200 by 5% to get the number of grams of carbohydrates you’ll be allowed to eat each day. In this case, 5% of 1200 calories is 60 calories. You then divide the calories by the grams per unit of carb, protein or fat. Carbohydrates and proteins both have 4 calories per gram and fats have Continue reading >>

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  1. ketoman36

    I've read different things about the percentages. What is a good percent of macros for protein if someone lifts six days a week? Thanks for all the help everyone.

  2. vladscrutin

    Read the FAQ ?
    Also, don't use percentages. Use grams.

  3. Rakkars

    the FAQ is pretty helpful on the sidebar, but normally as a bro-rule of thumb it's .8-1.2g per pound lean body mass

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