Microblog: Ideal Macros on a Meat-Based Diet
What did I learn in 2 years of tracking?
🚀Bingeing on sugar makes blood glucose skyrocket (and then your body reduces it quickly—it has to or you can die).
🩸Can go up and down for many reasons. It’s not just protein. (Check blood glucose after you work out.)
🩸Check in the morning and then in the evening. It’s all over the place. What you want is stability.
🩸 But IT IS NORMAL for blood sugar to go up after a meal. IT IS NORMAL to go up after a workout. But not too, too much.
💡And if it doesn’t go up, that’s not stable blood sugar, that’s something imbalanced in the body.
🥩My clients eat 0.8 grams to 1 gram of PROTEIN per ideal body weight (or lean body mass). That’s what I define as moderate protein.
🥩Many male clients hate these caps. But when I show they can lower their blood glucose, they hate me a little less.
🥩If you eat under 0.8 grams of protein consistently, YOU WILL LOSE LEAN BODY MASS.
⚠️Anyone saying to eat 3 oz a meal, sorry, it’s wrong. Unless you’re eating at least 6 meals.
🧈I like my female clients to start at 80% fat of total calories. If they eat closer to 1 gram of protein, they usually gain weight and hate me.
🧈So I have them start at 0.8 grams. They hate me less.
🌟Once they sleep through the night or get their cycle back, I relax on the fat. Then they can go down to 75% or 70% fat of total calories.
🧈We stay here until we find a symptom-free baseline. Weight loss comes later.
🧈For men, usually, they can start at 70% fat and move down to less.
💡Some people don’t do as well with saturated fats (specific gene)
💡Some people can’t do well with 1g of protein (less common)
💡Some with metabolic disease may have to eat more fat. Others more protein.
📈Track for a bit and see what’s working. Then go by your symptoms. Note: Sample macros are for whole day.
⛑I only know this because I work with clients for months. The variability is real. (if you don’t work with clients/patients on a professional level, sorry, I’m skeptical of your recommendations.)
🩸Is A1C ideal if red blood cells last longer on a low carb diet? Longer living red blood cells = more glucose. We don’t know. THIS is variability