U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 21-year-old member asked:

What do diet ratios like 40/30/30 mean?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Willa Terry
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Diet composition: "40:30:30" is the ratio of calories obtained daily from carbohydrates, proteins, and fats, respectively popularized by the “zone diet” which is advertised widely. Most people who eat a balanced diet and burn more calories than they consume will lose weight.
Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
Carb/Pro/fat: 40-% of calories from carbohydrates 30% of calories protein 30% of calories from fat.

Related questions

A 46-year-old member asked:
What exactly does it mean to have a varied diet?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 38-year-old female asked:
Pls give me example of processed diet and what it means?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 40-year-old member asked:
What do the various cholesterol levels mean wrt diet?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Last updated Feb 28, 2014

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.