Macronutrient Ratio question - Am I hindering fat loss?

# Thread: Macronutrient Ratio question - Am I hindering fat loss?

1. ## Macronutrient Ratio question - Am I hindering fat loss?

Hello,
I am on a 40/30/30 diet plan for fat loss, and in order to get maximum nutrition and metabolism efficiency, does each meal (not day), but meal, have to be 40/30/30 or whatever ratio someone is doing?

Or, can we eat all of our meals in any order of macronutrients throughout the day but make sure by our last meal that it works out to 40/30/30 from all the meals combined?

As an example, for breakefast I eat at a ratio of 60/40/10, and then my next might be 40/20/20 etc.... but by my last me, it all calculates out to be exactly 40/30/30.

This may sound confusing so ask if you still don't understand. But anyway, I am just finding it hard to have exact 40/30/30 ratios in each meal as I aet a variety of different things, plus at my last meal I try not to eat any carbs at all, so instead I ate most of the carbs at all the other meals.

Am I doing my diet correctly by this? Or am I hindering my fat loss?

Thank you

2. No you are not hindering fat loss.
This is how I break it down

6 meals
All meal except for PWO & Bedtime meal get close to even ratios of protein, fat and carbs
PWO meal - Protein & Carbs only
Bedtime meal - Protein & Fat only

3. Thanks Jodi,
I apologize for being so ignorant, but what does PWO stand for? Post Work-Out maybe?

And one last question, I calculated all my macronutrients ratios out for all the meals which resulted in 1806 calories and very close to 40/30/30, and seperately, I also just counted the calories directly off what the packages tell me and I ended up with 1794 calories. I'm a little confused

I know we multiply the carbs and protein grams by 4, and the fat grams by 9 to get the calorie counts, so why are the calculations 12 calories off? Which calculation is more accurate? I know it's not that much but it can add up eventually.

Thank you again

4. its probably beacuse some packages round up or down their actual calorie total. Say like for a serving of Oats. 3g Fat, 27g. Carbs, 5g. Prot., actually comes out to 155.

5. You're all good man. I do what Jodi does too. Hell, I don't even think macro balance is as important as some make it out to be. As long as you have enough of each macro to support the basic necessary functions your body requires them for, you should be just fine.

Yes, PWO means post workout.

6. ## Re

Now it all makes more sense. thanks guys!

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