Confused about pie chart

At the end of the day, should my pie chart segments be at 5%, 25% and 70? This is pretty tricky to do. the times it does, I still have grams left to eat, I’m not at my full limit for fat, protein and carbs. And the other way around.  And if I eat something else it sends it all out of balance. Does this pie chart even matter? I’m finding sometimes I’m adding cream to my coffee just for the hell of it just to try to get the pie chart right. Surely this isn’t how it works? Any help would be great. Thanks 

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  • Dana thanks Dana x

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  • Moondrake THANK YOU!  You made it all make sense to me.  I'm not stupid but I was sure missing something.  So, I think I'm safe in saying that Keto isn't simply keeping carbs low but it's about properly balancing the fat and protein, too.  Today, I am at 4% carb, 71% fat, and 25% protein...even tho I have consumed only a little over half my calorie allotment.  It's time for bed and I don't feel like more balancing and I'm not hungry but I'll do better tomorrow at getting more close to the goals.  

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  • I too am finding it difficult to meet my protein & fat goals each day.  I’m 1 week into Keto.  So focused on staying within my carb limit & find I’m too full to consume protein packed foods.  I’m going to try a protein powder mix & see if that helps.  BTW, did I say I love this Keto way of life???  Wish I had started earlier.  Feel more alive every day.

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  • Today I am working at staying macro balanced throughout the day.  At the moment I'm a little heavy on the carbs and fats so I'll be looking for some pure protein to consume.  Kinda like hunting.  lol  I really want to CHEW something!  On the up side, today is day 7 and I'm down exactly 7 pounds.  I know it's mostly water but it still makes me happy.  

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  • This should be a sticky, this helped me a lot! Even though I've managed to keep my carbs down, my protein and fats are way down too. Been doing this for about 3 weeks, haven't achieved Ketosis yet. I was at .2, now I'm at zero (blood test), but I'm going to try to balance fat and protein. The pie chart had me confused, all I knew was keeping my carbs down. I run a 5k about 3-4 times a week, plus weightlifting, I'm pretty sure that's whats working my weight loss. I was at 274, got down to 248, went on the road for a month, got back to 257, just now back to 248 after 2 months. Now I plan to use the meal planner and get on ketosis. 

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  • My net carbs says 9g but my pie chart says I'm at 9% for my carbs. My carbs says 26g. HELP!!   I HAVEN'T EATEN MUCH BUT STILL SEEM TO HAVE CARBS. which carbs do I go by? Piechart, net carbs or carbs. So co fused

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  • Where are you getting %? My pie chart is in all grams. 

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  • david j tarshis 

    It's the my net diary app. Shows how many calories to eatformy body to lose as well as carbs, fat, and protein. I set it to show net carbs as well. 

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  • I have never used the percentages but instead use grams depending on my macros. The pie chart usually just appears as I enter my macros in grams (for instance my BMR was 1335 kcal. I input this number in a macros calculator which then gives me in grams, how much Fat and Protein I should eat. Net Carbs I always have at 20. Then I go into CM and input manually all these numbers). In short, I never pay mind to the pit chart as long as my macros are good.  But, to keep it simple, Net Carbs you stay on or under (don't fret too much if you go over once in a while), Fats is just for satiety (you do not have to hit the goal but try to keep slightly above Protein), and Protein a goal to hit (moderate protein).

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  • david j tarshis If you mouse/hover over the pie chart itself, it does show different percentages on the chart.

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