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HELP!! Under protein and carbs but above fats

kika5105kika5105 Member, Premium Posts: 29 Member Member, Premium Posts: 29 Member
Please Help! What are some good carb and protein foods that have little to no fat. Im a couple grams above fat, but like 50 under protein and carbs.
edited October 15
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  • L1zardQueenL1zardQueen Member Posts: 7,929 Member Member Posts: 7,929 Member
  • TonyB0588TonyB0588 Member Posts: 9,426 Member Member Posts: 9,426 Member
    I don't check. I mainly count calories.
  • Davey862Davey862 Member, Premium Posts: 2 Member Member, Premium Posts: 2 Member
    Beans, lentils.
    edited October 15
  • Dogmom1978Dogmom1978 Member Posts: 1,300 Member Member Posts: 1,300 Member
    Cottage cheese (if you get the 1% version). I don’t worry about it to much as calories in/calories out dictates weight loss. Getting enough protein though is important if you are trying to gain/retain muscle. 50 under on protein seems a lot low, but I didn’t look at what you normally eat (assuming your diary is even open).

    You could drink protein shakes also. I have optimum nutrition whey in several flavors and I have a shake some days depending on how many calories I have left vs how much protein I still need.
  • kika5105kika5105 Member, Premium Posts: 29 Member Member, Premium Posts: 29 Member
    @Dogmom1978 so I just started counting my macros and for the past 4 days I've been way under on my protein. My carbs too but mostly my ptn. I've been having 2 ptn shakes a day to try and catchup on my ptn. What do you mean my diary is open? Thanks for the advice. I love cottage cheese will try that!
  • kika5105kika5105 Member, Premium Posts: 29 Member Member, Premium Posts: 29 Member
    @Davey862 thanks ill try that!
  • VegjoyPVegjoyP Member Posts: 1,128 Member Member Posts: 1,128 Member
    Edamame, legumes, Quinoa, pea protein powder
  • Dogmom1978Dogmom1978 Member Posts: 1,300 Member Member Posts: 1,300 Member
    @kika5105 when I go to your diary it says it is private. You can go into your settings and make it public and then maybe people could offer higher protein alternatives to what you are eating.

    100 grams of cottage cheese is about 80ish calories and 11 grams of protein. I usually do 2 servings of cottage cheese and 1 yogurt for lunch to help have a higher protein/low fat lunch.
  • LietchiLietchi Member Posts: 1,394 Member Member Posts: 1,394 Member
    Being under on your carbs is not a big deal (unless you're aiming for athletic performances), it's more a maximum than a minimum. Being under on protein is not such a good idea though.
  • Kait_DeeKait_Dee Member, Premium Posts: 136 Member Member, Premium Posts: 136 Member
    I eat a very low fat diet for the most part, so I use predominately things like: rice cakes, egg whites, skinless/boneless chicken breast, XL Beef, wild game meat, protein shakes, apples, corn, peas, cereal and skim milk, toast and jam (no butter or marge), french toast made with egg white and cinnamon (raisin bread fried only in egg white :: drool :: ) - you could also do potatoes with low fat cottage cheese or low fat sour cream, .. I also like low carb jell-o sometimes and low fat puddings etc. You have lots and lots of options - don't let it overwhelm you .. take your time and find your groove with the process. You've got this!! <3
  • wilson10102018wilson10102018 Member Posts: 811 Member Member Posts: 811 Member
    Fat is good for you unless it drives your calories over. Better skin, better digestion, vascular health, etc. Relax. You don't need carbs and protein is a wide range of what can be ok.
  • kika5105kika5105 Member, Premium Posts: 29 Member Member, Premium Posts: 29 Member
    @Dogmom1978 how do you look at someone's diary? I'm new to this. 😅
  • kika5105kika5105 Member, Premium Posts: 29 Member Member, Premium Posts: 29 Member
    @Lietchi im under like 70g of protein. Today I really tried and im still under by 40g
  • kika5105kika5105 Member, Premium Posts: 29 Member Member, Premium Posts: 29 Member
    @Kait_Dee yes I eat egg whites, boneless skinless chicken breast, just got some rice cakes yesterday. I'll definitely have to try the raisin bread w/egg whites 😋😋
  • kika5105kika5105 Member, Premium Posts: 29 Member Member, Premium Posts: 29 Member
    @wilson10102018 my fat is over everyday😖 while my protein is way under
  • SquatcleananddeadliftSquatcleananddeadlift Member Posts: 13 Member Member Posts: 13 Member
    Does it matter?
    I would say up your protein and try and hit the minimum target. I tend to hit protein, go over by 20g on fat and be way under on carbs. I think I like a higher fat diet. Maybe look at your saturated fat and work on reducing that rather than worrying about fat overall.
  • kika5105kika5105 Member, Premium Posts: 29 Member Member, Premium Posts: 29 Member
    @Squatcleananddeadlift ok thanks I will try that.
  • Dogmom1978Dogmom1978 Member Posts: 1,300 Member Member Posts: 1,300 Member
    https://www.myfitnesspal.com/food/diary/dogmom1978

    The link above with the username of whoever’s diary you wish to view. They are private by default, so you have to change them to public.
  • dragon_girl26dragon_girl26 Member Posts: 1,809 Member Member Posts: 1,809 Member
    Does it matter?
    I would say up your protein and try and hit the minimum target. I tend to hit protein, go over by 20g on fat and be way under on carbs. I think I like a higher fat diet. Maybe look at your saturated fat and work on reducing that rather than worrying about fat overall.

    This ^^

    Trying to balance all of your macros perfectly everyday isn't necessary if you're just trying to lose weight. If anything, it'll just make the process harder and will end up driving you nuts! I'd say protein is definitely the one to focus on, and I wouldn't get too caught up on the rest (unless you need to do so medically...then that's a different matter).
    As for your question, I tend to go for beans, lentils, eggs, tofu, greek yogurt,, low fat cottage cheese, or protein bars. If you're a meat eater, chicken or turkey breast is good too.
    edited October 15
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