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Healthy Carb, Fat and Protein Ranges

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    Keep up all the good information
  • tracking really helped me to find and SEE the patterns/percentages which worked best for me.
  • Good general info, but should always check with doctor.
    My Doctor tells me watch out for carbs they are the hidden sugar
  • Good reminder. Thank you.
  • Definitely needed the reminder! It's easy to forget things these days!
  • I needed to see those charts again... How quickly the mind forgets!
  • I had vbariatric surgery in 2012 and my values are diffrrent. 35 or less carbs, 50 or less fat and 60-100 protein. Does Sparks have anything for people like me?
    Old article, old data. Please update your content. I've seen a lot of this misinformation lately.
  • Amen, SparkPeople, you need to update yr. content! These guidelines are way out of date. Commenters complain about the lo-carbers having tunnel vision but the article though giving lip service to finding your own way, starts from a premise that is very largely discredited. I do slow carbs and I'm 80% vegetarian, occasional chicken a bit of fish and seafood.
    This is an extremely old article stating "facts" that have been disproven by further studies. And the whole SparkPeople website echoes these notions, including the trackers. I have customized my trackers for a higher fat, lower carb meal plan and avoid processed foods like the plague. However, the daily nutrition report doesn't adjust and says that I'm out of whack. I have to take some of things on the site with a grain of salt. I like the trackers and recipe calculators better than other sites so I stay.
  • I love hearing people swear that fat is the enemy, sugar is the enemy, carbs are the enemy...
    You have to find what works for you. For me, hi protein low carbs makes me feel satiated, and weight loss has been going well. High carbs (anywhere near the daily "goal") makes me feel bloated and my weight skyrockets. All the information is good to learn - but monitor what works for you. The food tracking is key for me.
  • I found out long ago that carbs are my issue. If I followed this I'd blow up like a balloon. LCHF is the only thing that works for me.
  • I was advised by a doctor years ago not go High protein, too hard on the kidneys. He told me we need carbs. I have tried all the low carb high protein diets out there and only got no weight loss to speak of and high cholesterol. Balanced diet where calories matter is the only way for me.
  • I fought and was miserable and fat trying to follow low fat high carb guidelines for most of my life. Now I am eating low carb high fat , no grain, and no processed foods. I have dropped 50 lbs. In 4 months, I feel great, my blood pressure is down, and blood sugar is normal, and I am happy and satisfied! So my diet is more like 60% good fats (no trans fats, or seed oils), 25% highest quality protein I can afford, and 15% nutrient dense carbs, lots of spinach, and kale..

    So I have to agree, current research is showing Ancel Keys (the guy who did observational studies and led us down this low fat /high carb path) was wrong!
    Glad to see so many other low carbers are here giving testimony, so maybe the word is out, and others won't suffer into their 60's as I have.
    You know America started getting really obese when we started following the low fat guidelines in the the late 70s, and big food jumped on board in the 80's.

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