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Calculating percentage of macros vs grams of macros?

stridingirlstridingirl Member Posts: 3 Member Member Posts: 3 Member
Sorry if this has been mentioned elsewhere on this site, but I can't seem to find this info anywhere here. I set my macros to 40% carbs, 30% fat and 30% protein...I believe this is what is recommended for EM2WL? My TDEE with 15% cut is 1779. According to my food diary, my goals for the day are 188 g carbs, 62 g fat and 140 g protein. Monitors, does this sound right?? Any way I can see how many calories or percentage of calories are from macros? Or would that require an upgrade on this program? ( Not wanting to do! )

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  • SumiblueSumiblue Member Posts: 1,584 Member Member Posts: 1,584 Member
    Carb & protein are 4 cal/g and fat is 9 cal/g
  • stridingirlstridingirl Member Posts: 3 Member Member Posts: 3 Member
    Thanks, Sumiblue...I wondered if that had something to do with it...guess I will figure out the percentages from there.
  • SumiblueSumiblue Member Posts: 1,584 Member Member Posts: 1,584 Member
    I’m not sure I’m understanding your question. If you want to see the macro % throughout the day then click on Macros under nutrition in your diary. It’s not a premium function.
    Under Goals you can reconfigure the %-also free. Is that what you are looking for?
  • heybalesheybales Member Posts: 17,594 Member Member Posts: 17,594 Member
    Sorry if this has been mentioned elsewhere on this site, but I can't seem to find this info anywhere here. I set my macros to 40% carbs, 30% fat and 30% protein...I believe this is what is recommended for EM2WL? My TDEE with 15% cut is 1779. According to my food diary, my goals for the day are 188 g carbs, 62 g fat and 140 g protein. Monitors, does this sound right?? Any way I can see how many calories or percentage of calories are from macros? Or would that require an upgrade on this program? ( Not wanting to do! )

    1779 - call it 1780.

    30% = 534 calories
    40% = 712 calories

    712 / 4 = 178 g carb
    534 / 4 = 134 g pro
    534 / 9 = 59 g fat

    Basically if attempting each meal - you'll want a ratio of 9 : 7: 3 g if adding on the fly. Around 91 cal there.

    Like if looking at 2 different yogurts trying to decide higher fat one, or the lower fat higher carbs one.

    Oh - those goal amounts - did you change the actual eating goal to 1779, or still sitting at MFP default based on say maintenance selected - because those macros are more than calories.

    And the % of calories is that 40/30/30 - that's not % of grams.
  • Raynn1Raynn1 Member Posts: 1,172 Member Member Posts: 1,172 Member
    If you are looking for the % breakdown of your macros, you can view this in the mobile app for MFP. Its not available on the desktop. If you scroll doen on your diary to the bottom, theres a button there for Nutrition. in there you will find the macros % and you can use that to help you hit your target numbers.

    Kelly
    Team EM2WL
  • stridingirlstridingirl Member Posts: 3 Member Member Posts: 3 Member
    Thank you all for your help. I found the info I needed! Appreciate your responses!!
  • migellegotimigellegoti Member Posts: 8 Member Member Posts: 8 Member
    In fact, you're very good to ask. The correct ratio of substances in the body is very important. In such cases, I prefer to use best calculate percentages, which helps me out a lot in difficult moments. Thanks to it, I can quickly and without any problems calculate the percentage of the amount or the value of the percentage of the amount. Due to this, I perfectly calculate how much of each substance I should get per day. So I think this is an ideal option for saving time and calculating more accurately. It is so easy to use that even a novice will understand
    edited March 25
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