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I saw my surgeon and team last week and got some good info on calorie and carb limits and it gave me a great idea.

I came up with a rule of thumb for my food. 10 calories per gram of Protein and more protein than carbs and I can eat it!

Why? I need 70 grams of protein and 700 calories a day so as long as I'm getting 1 gram of protein in with each 10 calories I eat it shouldn't be an issue!

Carbs and Protein both have 4 calories per gram. If you have a food that has more carbs than protein then chances it it won't fit this rule of thumb.

This won't work for everyone obviously but I wanted to share it as I know looking at nutrition facts can be daunting at times!

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34 minutes ago, lvidacovich said:

I came up with a rule of thumb for my food. 10 calories per gram of Protein and more Protein than carbs and I can eat it!

Awesome! This is the rule that my RD gave me in classes, is that the goal is go get no more than 10cals/gram protein. Sounds like your program is similar to mine!!

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My day to day rule is 20 grams of Protein pr meal. I eat 4 times a day, so the last meal can be more carbs, like fruit or berries. But I do not care if I once in a while slip up.

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13 minutes ago, FluffyChix said:

Awesome! This is the rule that my RD gave me in classes, is that the goal is go get no more than 10cals/gram Protein. Sounds like your program is similar to mine!!

Glad to know I'm not far off base!

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