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11/6/12 5:02 P
It would be helpful if you put your nutrition/fitness tracker to "shared". Then we could be more specific in our advice.
It's really helpful to follow either the food guide and its rec. servings or the Plate portions (1/4 lean protein, 1/4 carbs, 1/2 the plate veggies or a mix of veg/fruit). This should get you close to the recommended percentage of carbs vs. fat. vs. protein.
Now when choosing where you're getting your nutrients try to look for complex carbs (veggies, whole grains, beans, legumes, fruits high in fibre), healthy fats (monounsaturated/polyunsaturated: seed/olive oils, fatty fish, seeds, nuts, nut butters, avocado, flaxseed) and lean proteins (low fat cheese, low fat yogurt, chicken, turkey, fish, eggs, quinoa, flaxseed, beans, legumes).
"Toning" is marketing muscles to women who are afraid if they pick up a barbell, they'll leave the gym looking like She-Hulk. It doesn't happen, what does happen is you get results. Lifting Barbie weights does nothing but waste time.
I understand that every day our calories should come from a variety of different parts of foods: fat, carbs, etc. But I don't think I'm REALLY getting it. Can someone clarify it for me or point me towards an article that will explain it, because I doubt my calories are coming from the places they're suppose to be. Thank You.
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