The carb calculator further down the page can be used to calculate your carb, protein, and fat ratio requirements in calories and grams per meal. You can use a preset ratio or enter your own ratios in the appropriate spaces.
Carbohydrates, proteins, and fats are broken down in the intestine. Carbohydrates into sugars, proteins into amino acids, and fats into fatty acids and glycerol. The human body makes use of these three macronutrients to build components it needs for growing, maintaining, and activity.
Carbohydrates, proteins, and fats are macronutrients that make up the bulk of the diet. They are all required to supply energy and many essential nutrients. Too little of any one macronutrient can lead to hunger cravings.
One study has proven that cutting down on carbs is more effective than restricting calories for reducing liver fat quickly.
Researchers assigned eighteen individuals having nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) either a low-calorie or a low-carbohydrate diet for two weeks.
The individuals given the low-carb diet restricted their carb intake for the 1st week to less than twenty grams daily – roughly the same as a half a cup of egg noodles or a small banana. For the last week, they changed to frozen meals which matched their personal food preferences, energy needs and carb intake.
Individuals given the low-calorie diet carried on with their normal diet and maintained a food diary for the 4 days before the study started. The researchers then made use of these records for preparing all meals throughout the two week study. The total amount of calories were limited to approximately 1,500 daily for the male participants and, 200 daily for the females.
After fourteen days, advanced imaging techniques were used to analyze how much liver fat each person had. The researchers found that more liver fat was lost by the individuals on the low-carb diet.
Even though the study wasn’t meant to establish which diet was better for weight loss, the low-carbohydrate dieters as well as the low-calorie dieters lost 10 pounds on average.
Preset ratios for the carb calculator can also be modified according to your requirements. For many diets a good starting point will be to adjust your daily carb intake ratio.
Enter your calories per day, meals and ratio percentages (enter number only). Select one of the predetermined ratios by clicking the appropriate button. The predetermined ratios are averages rounded off to the nearest 5.