I am currently in “cutting” phase of my workout routine and consuming a lot of lean protein and low fat foods. I try very hard to maintain a 20/40/40 ration (fat/carbs/protein) however due to the types of food I eat I am always low on my carb intake. I try to consume 1mg of protein per body pound during this time and my percentages usually come out 17/27/56.
Real Quick Diet Example
Breakfast – egg whites and oatmeal
Snack – protein shake and fruit
Lunch – chicken breast and veggie
Snack – protein shake
Snack – Tuna can
Dinner – Chicken breast, brown rice and veggie
You probably do but it’s hard to say exactly without knowing your goals.
As has already been stated, carbs are extremely important to our body and our brain’s ability to function. I have also heard reports of athletes not getting enough carbs and their performance suffers. Again, it looks low but we need to know what your ultimately aiming for.