Wacky Macros – Booted from a Keto FB Group

I got booted out of a Ketogenic Facebook group for espousing macros supposedly out of line with their stated numbers.

I looked up their macros on their Macro Calculator.

The group macro calculator says:

I suggested that my goal weight is 220 lbs and that would make my numbers 110 grams of carbs and that I am only at 120g of Protein so I am within less than 10% of the stated macro. Hardly too much Protein.

I was told that was too much Protein. Men, she said, should not eat more than 80 g of Protein in a day. So I did the math with their own macro calculator. That would say that men should not weigh more than 160 lbs (80 grams of Protein corresponds to a goal weight of 160 lbs per their calculator).

How dare they say that men, regardless of their condition, should never weigh more than 160 lbs.

One of the moderators then posted a link to a Ketogenic Diets page. The page gave an example:

Below is an example of how you could calculate the protein needs of a 180-pound lifter who has 15 percent body fat:
180 lbs. x 0.15 = 27 lbs. of fat
180 lbs. – 27lbs. = 153 lbs. lean mass
153 lbs. x 0.6 g = 91.8 g
153 lbs. x 1.0g = 153 g
Protein range = ~ 92-150 g per day

So by the link that she posted I am well within the limits since I am eating 118 grams of Protein per day. I am on the lower end of the bodybuilder scale. At that point they turned off comments.
So I moved over a slanderous comment on the page:
My response was to quote the pinned post and the response of the moderator was to accuse me of fighting.
Apparently truth is at a premium in some Keto Groups.

Author: Doug

I'm an Engineer who is also a science geek. I was pre-diabetic in 1996 and became a diabetic in 2003. I decided to figure out how to hack my diabetes and in 2016 found the ketogetic diet which reversed my diabetes.

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