Would be really powerful if PE ratio were calculated per food, per time period, and even settable as a goal
I came here to request this very thing. It's a very simple metric, and I believe it will help many people easily track their total diet, without having to count and track everything else.
So that link gives very little info without a long slog. What’s the basic idea of the PE diet?
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Basically it's total Protein divided by total Energy (carbs + fat)
Over 1 means you're getting more protein than energy, which Dr Ted Naiman argues (rather convincingly) is really all you need to worry about.
In a nutshell, Protein builds the body, and Energy is fuel, which gets either burned or stored as fat.
Too low of a ratio (lower than 1) means you're storing energy as fat. A ratio over 1 means you're likely burning more energy than you consume, so you lose weight.
Got it, thank you for that. So, is the ratio based on grams or calories?
protein grams / (net carb grams + fat grams)
It's ratio based on calories
EnergyCalories from FatCalories + CarbCalories
So (Protein_Grams4)/(Fat_Grams9 + CarbGrams*4)
No, it's measured in grams.
This pe ratio is going to matter a great deal in coming years as people get on board with the idea.
Hopefully Cronometer will be ahead of the curve??
I would love to see this added, too.
Well there are a few folks working on this idea with new products.
So if cronometer don't step up there will be alternatives very soon I expect.
I came here looking for a P:E ratio metric... sort of surprised they don't have it already.
I came here to suggest the P:E ratio (one for individual food items, and one for the overall day) feature also! Should be very easy to do with the existing information provided by the foot items.