thinking about protein & fat...

I was just reading the nutrion on a package and I realized that I have no idea how much my daily intake of protein or fat ahould be...So, I found this on About.com:

How to Calculate Your Protein Needs:

Weight in pounds divided by 2.2 = weight in kg2.
Weight in kg x 0.8-1.8 gm/kg = protein gm.

Use a lower number if you are in good health and are sedentary. Use a higher number (between 1 and 1.8) if you are under stress, are pregnant, are recovering from an illness, or if you are involved in consistent and intense weight or endurance training.

According to that, my intake would be 55-60 gm a day. What about you?

To find out my daily fat intake, I found this University of Maryland Medical System has a simple calculator:

http://www.healthcalculators.org/calculators/fat.asp?Submit=Close

According to this, I should have 62 g per day.

I bet you that, even though I have a mostly vegetarian diet, with the occasional intake of seafood, I have my daily fill protein, no problem. My guess is that I go over on my daily fat intake on the days I visit Weymouth (see this past week's daily reports of birthday parties and bbqs...).

1 cup soy milk - 6 g / 4.7 g
1/2 cup grape nuts - 6.26 g / 1.1 g
1/4 cup dried cranberries - .39 g / .18 g
1 & 1/2 cup coffee - .42 g / .07 g
1 tsp honey - .02 g / 0 g

Sun Chips - 6 g / 15g
Fritoes Bean Dip - 5 g / 2.5g
Sargento Cheese Stick - 6 g / 3g

So far today I've had 30.09 g of protein. My dinner and snacks (veggie soup, crackers & plain peanutbutter, almonds and chocolate) will give me about 27 more grams and there I am just at my daily intake. And today's a meager day, since I'm eating dinner at work. At home, I'd have better things, like legumes or tuna (which is crazy protein fortified).

I'm at 26.05 g of fat for today. Dinner and snack will be about 37 g (the peanutbutter packs a fatty punch...) which puts me at 63, which is just a gram over. Not bad.

Well, that was fun.

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