Registered dietitian Leslie Langevin, MS, author of The Anti-Inflammatory Kitchen Cookbook, told POPSUGAR that most dietitians will tell their clients to pair up meals and snacks with protein, fats, and carbs, allowing three to four hours in between eating.
Langevin added that this balance of macronutrients isn't much different from the USDA's MyPlate model — although for PFC Every 3, the plate is divided into thirds, and Langevin tells clients to "eat half your plate of veggies, one-quarter protein, one-quarter carbs, and use fat in cooking or with foods in the meal like avocado, olive oil, or a little cheese."
Registered dietitian nutritionist and NASM-certified personal trainer Whitney English Tabaie, MS, hadn't heard of PFC Every 3 but agreed with Langevin and said, "Essentially, this describes a normal balanced diet." She always recommends clients aim to get in all three macronutrients at each meal to make sure they're getting all of their essential nutrients. "Eating this way also helps you stay fuller longer and avoid blood sugar spikes by slowing digestion," Tabaie explained.
Langevin added that with PFC Every 3, "overall fat might be higher than normal, but still within healthy recommendations." She thinks one-third of a plate of carbs is great for athletes but is a lot for some trying to lose weight. She suggested breaking your plate up into half low-carb veggies, one-quarter protein, and one-quarter carbs, plus a little fat on top.