Monday, September 6, 2010

Recommended Daily Allowances

If you have been reading my posts I have been complaining about not losing much weight.  Well Floriana from suggested that maybe I was eating to many carbs and to much sugar.  Well being sick today and having nothing better to do I decided to look up what my recommended daily allowances are.  I went to many different sites to find this information and if any of its not right please correct me.  According to what I have found here are my limits:

Calories:  1760 to lose 2 lbs a week
               2260 to lose 1 lb a week
Fat:  64 grams
Fiber:  25 grams
Carbohydrates: 300 grams
Sugar:  40 grams
Protein:  50 grams
Sodium:  2400 milligrams

I also decided to keep track of what I have eaten so far today just to see how I'm doing.  So far these are my totals:

Calories:  1513
Fat:  30 grams
Fiber:  36 grams
Carbohydrates:  299 grams
Sugar:  112 grams
Protein:  43 grams
Sodium:  2150 milligrams

As you can see everything is fine except I'm over the limit for my sugar intake.  Of course I won't do this everyday but its good to know where you are standing sometimes just to keep yourself in check.  If anyone has anything else to add to this or any corrections on the information I have please don't hesitate to comment on this post.  Thanks Floriana for letting me know where I needed to make some changes, this experiment has really opened my eyes to what I'm eating.


  1. I am glad I could help! I can spot sugar from a mile away LOL
    Looking at the numbers, I'd increase the fats a bit if I were you. As long as we steer clear of trans fats, there is no reason to fear them. They can be beneficial to our health.

    Good luck at the weigh in tomorrow!

  2. has really helped me out ALOT. I just plug in my meals daily and it adds everything up I love it. Good luck on your journey!