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
This question is very difficult to answer without goals in mind as Andrea mentioned. Even when you are cutting it is important to intake an adequate amount of carbohydrates. The oatmeal and veggies, brown rice all seem to be good sources of carbohydrates. However the quantities are not listed so it is hard to assess how much you are intaking. Also, it is important to understand how much physical activity (how many workouts, what intensity, duration etc) It is not good to deprive yourself of carbohydrates as they will interfere with normal brain functioning and metabolic processes within your body!