Okay so here is the results of many many hours of research and planning. I was able to access all my blood work results going back to 2014 and look at the patterns of results.
Then I created a plan based on the intensity / severity of what is currently happening and what to make a priority…
MEDS: Allopurinol (prescription) / Tart Cherry (ordered)
DIETARY CHANGES: Red Meat x1, Seafood x1 once week only, limit Yeast Extract
MEDS: EGCG, Ginger, Tumeric, Insulin Support Multivitamin (ordered)
DIETARY CHANGES: Lower Carb (30%, not Keto at 5%) Mediterranean Diet / Whole Foods way of eating.
CALORIES = Goal Weight x 11 = 1650
In ITB = this equals to lose 1lb/wk under Calorie Command
Protein = Goal Weight x 0.7-1.0 = 105-150
(In ITB – 30% = 123g)
Carbs = 30%
Fat = 40%
Most fruit/vegetables okay but to lower potassium levels these foods are limited to 2x week/ea:
The Gout plan limits fish/seafood greatly which is the cornerstone of eating on the Mediterranean plan so I will have to compromise and split the difference.
Still have to observe my regular histamine restrictions obviously…
🗃️ WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH MACROS?
Macros can be complicated to figure out and track, and a person’s needs are individually calculated based on their calorie needs, exercise level and weight loss goals. There isn’t 1 absolute correct answer, though the American Medical Association recommends the following to start:
Carbs: 45–65% of total calories
Fats: 20–35% of total calories
Proteins: 10–35% of total calories
The best place to begin is getting a better understanding of how it all works. Here are some great articles to get you started.