Make Sure You’re Eating Enough Protein on a Low-Carb Diet, Here’s How

There’s no universal definition of a low-carb diet, but you’ll typically limit carbohydrates to roughly 25 percent of your calories, though it can range from 15 to 35 percent, depending on the person, explained Annie Reed, a registered dietitian in Greenville, SC. (This usually translates to eating fewer than 150 grams of carbs per day.) “The remainder of calories are made up of fat and protein — 40 percent and 35 percent, respectively,” she said.

Once you’ve determined how many calories you’ll need to eat to lose weight, you can simply use these percentages to calculate the breakdown for each nutrient, continue reading…