Can someone give me the ratio amounts again for something that would qualify as platinum. I know its like no more than a certain amount of carbs or protein per serving (unless the carbs are like fiber or certain sugar alcohols).
Here goes the refresher couse. The link is right at the beginning of this thread: http://boards.sethroberts.net/index.php?topic=2169.msg95714#msg95714
Platinum calories are non-insulinogenic foods or liquids which have flavors. There are four conditions for platinum calories:
1. Insulinogenic carbs (i-carbs) are: sucrose, lactose, high fructose corn syrup, starches (flour, bread, rice, potatoes). Noninulinogenic carbs (n-carbs) are less common, but include fructose, xylitol, erythritol, mannitol and a few other sugars, and "fiber" (insoluble carbohydrates in oatmeal and such -- check your labels).
2. The platinum calories can contain as much fat, water, minerals, vitamins, or n-carbs as you want.
3. The platinum calories are limited to a maximum of 5 grams of insulinogenic carbs (sucrose or starch) per dose (for a sensitive dieter), but can be increased to 10 or 20 grams for less sensitive dieters.
4. The platinum calories are limited to a maximum of 10 grams of protein per dose, but can be increased to 20-40 grams for less sensitive dieters. If the calories have both carbs and protein, reduce the carb limit by 1 gram for every 2 grams of protein present.
This boils down to: Platinum calorie grams = grams of carbs + (grams of protein)/2. Keep this number to less than 5 grams per serving, and observe the one hour window on either side.