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40/40/20 food ideas?

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  • omgitsjulianomgitsjulian Posts: 1Member Posts: 1Member
    Had trouble with this first. Protein Shake are key (mix them with high protein almond milk and water.). Nonfat yogurt, Low Fat cheese, Chicken and Fish (talapia NOT salmon) should be your bff. For what it's worth my macros and calorie intake are pretty much dead on with yours (though I'm about 70 pounds less). Feel free to follow my meal plan, I do pretty well with hitting my macros. And am never hungry.

    (I should suffix that I'm at maintenance levels for my body and am pretty lean muscular already, just tracking to get cut / drop a bit of fat and gain muscle in the process. (33yo M. 135lbs) )
  • vinnyvejvinnyvej Posts: 6Member Member Posts: 6Member Member
    If you want to increase your protein with increasing your carbs or fat. try egg whites. I'm usually over in carbs so for me its a matter of increasing my protein or fat ratio. To increase the fat my go to food is almonds.
  • navyrigger46navyrigger46 Posts: 1,301Member Member Posts: 1,301Member Member
    Ham, Spinach, and swiss quiche is epic, and fits perfectly.

    Rigger
  • arkatosarkatos Posts: 1Member Posts: 1Member
    im on 40/40/20---its a lot easier than i thought. hardest part is eating enough. salmon is an excellent source of good protein and little to no carbs and very low in fat. i take measurements into account which really help; dinner ex: would be 4oz salmon, 1 cup white rice, 1 cup of diced cooked chicken breast and 1oz of baby carrots--it totalled 538 calories 66.7p/45.7c/7.5f /538cals--

    White rice.... Surely not!
  • tennisdude2004tennisdude2004 Posts: 5,623Member Member Posts: 5,623Member Member
    I'm having great really good success on similar to 40/40/20 (carbs are the 20%).

    Since cutting back on carbs I've controlled my carb cravings (I'm allowing my self to eat whatever I really feel like - If I want McDonalds - I'll eat McDonalds, I've just not fancied it for over 4 weeks).

    Also I have energy all day - not peaks and troughs.

    A food suggestion would be big *kitten* salads with chicken and grated cheese
  • laurenmelissajlaurenmelissaj Posts: 6Member Posts: 6Member
    Fruit! You can pack in loads of carbs with fruit without going overboard on fat.
  • lizznagelmillerlizznagelmiller Posts: 54Member, Premium Member Posts: 54Member, Premium Member
  • mncdkmncdk Posts: 30Member Member Posts: 30Member Member
    Using ratios is not the right way to figure out your proper intake. Your macronutrient requirements should be calculated from your stats, and that should be used to set your MFP goals.
  • pascaljolypascaljoly Posts: 30Member Member Posts: 30Member Member
    Hi,
    could anyone help me with ideas?
    I mean, I am always pretty low on fat so have to add olive oil and eat nuts to compensate but with all the fruit that I eat I always end up being to high on carbs.
    I'm ok, calories wise but too many carbs.
    I am also drinking whey protein shakes (1 a day but will have to go to 2 a day now I guess) - I think it's still safe to do so.

    I have a big fruit salad in the evening with some low fat greek yogurt; if I don't, I am too hungry as my meal is not enough.

    I guess I could buysome eggs and discard the yolks, eat some chicken breasts, cottage cheese in the evening; any more idea?

    thanks
  • mudvillianmudvillian Posts: 1Member Posts: 1Member
    i'm pretty successful monday - thursday. lol. i sent you a friend request so we can continue to get ideas from each other.
    i'm pretty successful monday - thursday. lol. i sent you a friend request so we can continue to get ideas from each other.

    Can i be adedd to that group i soooooo need help
  • ldmissieldmissie Posts: 1Member Member Posts: 1Member Member
    How do you know what your eating is 40/40/20. I don't understand. Can someone please explain to me. For example my protein is high and my carbs are low. Will this affect my weight loss?
  • Ejsgirl88Ejsgirl88 Posts: 1Member Member Posts: 1Member Member
    I am on 40/40/20 diet but I really have a hard time getting my fat in and i dont want to take in bad fats. I know my nut intake needs to increase. I eat PB2 so i dont really get fat from there
  • RockstarWilsonRockstarWilson Posts: 837Member Member Posts: 837Member Member
    Dammit.....old post.
    edited November 2014
  • ellustiinaellustiina Posts: 24Member Member Posts: 24Member Member
    I know this is very old post, but I would like to get it up and see if there is anyone else doing this.
    Looking for some ideas to get that protein in.
  • msjeannetteamsjeannettea Posts: 18Member, Premium Member Posts: 18Member, Premium Member
    Bumping this post again.
  • lorrpblorrpb Posts: 11,048Member Member Posts: 11,048Member Member
    Curious what the purpose of this macro split is perceived to be? Why not just follow the MFP default split which works great for most people.
  • metessametessa Posts: 3Member Member Posts: 3Member Member
    trying 40/40/20 at every meal, no complex carbs after breakfast, veggies are free foods. I live in a small town so my menu options will be limited. Eating 40/40/20 in one setting is proving to be a challenge.

    Playing with oatmeal and deli sliced ham for breakfast.
  • metessametessa Posts: 3Member Member Posts: 3Member Member
    Oatmeal with sweet n low & 1 tsp cinnamon & 12 deli sliced ham & black coffee
    (276 calories 31C/27P/6F 45%-36%-19%)

    GNC Lean Shake 25 & a medium orange
    (250 calories 25C/26P/6F 39%-40%-21%)

    MFP recipe "Tuna Salad 40/40/20"
    (148 calories 14.7C/14P/3F 41%-39%-19%)

    edited July 2019
  • metessametessa Posts: 3Member Member Posts: 3Member Member
    ellustiina wrote: »
    I know this is very old post, but I would like to get it up and see if there is anyone else doing this.
    Looking for some ideas to get that protein in.

    Simple way to boost protein is Kraft Deli Sliced meats.
  • cmriversidecmriverside Posts: 29,846Member Member Posts: 29,846Member Member
    metessa wrote: »
    ellustiina wrote: »
    I know this is very old post, but I would like to get it up and see if there is anyone else doing this.
    Looking for some ideas to get that protein in.

    Simple way to boost protein is Kraft Deli Sliced meats.

    :lol: Not just meats, but Kraft Deli Sliced meats.

    Okay.
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