Maintenance Numbers Based on Actual Data

In theory, combining my Protein, Fat, and Carb results should yield a good set of maintenance macros. To do this I took the data and fit it to linear trendlines. The y-axis is weight change the day following the macro. Solving each of the equations for the Y-axis intercept gives the grams that result in the change from weight loss to gain the following day.

Re-running the trendline data as linear gives the following graphs.

Y Intercept Values

  • Protein = 1.3802/.0066 = 209g = 837 kcal
  • Fat = 1.8728/0.0144 = 164g = 1478 kcal
  • Carbs = 0.7587/0.027 = 28 = 112 kcal
  • Total Calories = 2427 kcal

This compares fairly well to the total calories Y-axis intercept value of 2.5254/0.0011 = 2296 kcal (about 5% difference). My median consumption was 2231 kcal.

Averages Across 150 Days

My averages across the 150 days is:

  • Protein = 193g
  • Fat = 155g
  • Carbs = 24g
  • Total = 2462 kcal

My conclusion is that my current maintenance numbers are pretty close.



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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