The limit is usually protein. In order to keep your lean body mass you need about 1 g of protein for every pound of body weight. This as a bit above what you might choose to eat normally. Once you calculate the calories in your protein intake you're left with how many calories of carbs and fat you can consume. It is less than you think...
This isn't a low carb /Atkins approach this is just about keeping your nutrients in balance... 2356 days ago
Thank you for all your suggestions! I will give it a try. I just started eating 100% whole wheat bread from eating white bread. I limit myself to only 1 piece for breakfast. Try to eat lots of fruits & veggies. Watch what I drink to. I can't believe all the drinks sugar has in it! Happy Training! :) 2356 days ago
That's going to vary from person to person. Most people do well on a fairly low-carb nutritino plan when trying to lose fat, but not all people. Some folks lose fat without having to restrict starchy carbs much at all. This is because your own personal body chemistry coupled with your genetics determines a portion of how your body best loses its fat stores. Therefore, everybody is something of an experiment of one. What works for me may not work for you and so on.
However, since most people do well on a lower-carb nutrition plan, I suggest that you get most of your carbohydrate from vegetables and fruit - limit your bread, tortillas, muffins, etc.
Oatmeal is fine if you want to eat it for breakfast - it is a slow-acting carb that does not spike your blood sugar.
I'd recommend eating a starchy carb (oatmeal, toast, tortilla) in the morning for breakfast and then getting the rest of your carbohydrates from veggies and fruit the rest of the day.
Try not to eat processed carbs like boxed crackers, candy, cake, pie, doughnuts, white rice, white flour, white sugar, cookies, etc. SEe how you do with that.
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