I know this is a widely debated topic ... but I am wondering about everyone's opinions. What do you think an ideal dietary macronutrient ratio should be (protein/fat/carbohydrate %)? And why? I don't want this to turn into a big fight ("10% fat!" "No, 40% fat!") but I'm looking for different opinions and different info you have to back up your opinions.
Hey racehorse, would you give me a breif rundown of all of the food you DO recommend? Like what the heck do you eat, LOL. Could you give an example of your daily menu? I'm curious.
I eat fruit, flesh, veg (non starchy) and raw tree nuts. I don't eat fish tho except for the occasional sardine or other low level small fish ... to many toxic things in top level predators. I do eat eggs but only organic ones. I trim all excess fat from most meats and cook with only natural fats. I render my own lard and chicken fat and use virgin coconut oil. I'm a big salad eater and dress them with extra virgin olive oil and a vinegar or citrus juice. I eat everything fresh and buy no packaged or prepared foods with the exception of canned tomatoes. I do buy some sauce things primarily from trader joes but never if they contain vegetable oils or msg or other unnatural molecules. My friends consider me a gourmet chefand I enjoy the creative process of making new dishes from the best that the store has to offer. My diet is probably a bit less on the animal foods than it was when I was younger but I generally enjoy good health despite years of undiagnosed Celiac disease. I'll look for my recipe for a morning smoothie and post it when I find it but I often eat the remains of last nights dinner for lunch and snack on raw nuts which I rotate between walnuts, pinenuts, almonds, pistachios and sometimes, maccadamia and brazil ... I also eat pumpkin and sunflower seeds ... all raw to preserve the fat profile. i eat very little salt and since I eat no prepared foods my total NaCl intake is quite low. My blood lipid profile is what others might wish for with a good ldl hdl ratio and total choleterol below 125 with triglycerides <60. So as you can see this omnivore diet seems to be working pretty well. Being a Celiac has been a blessing in some ways because it has made me acutely aware of what I eat. I have gone past what most celiac's do in that I do not try to create fake bread with other grains as substitutes. I have learned that grains in all forms are not my friend and am now accustomed to not eating or desiring them, likewise with legumes.