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Number Crunching

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Trying to figure out what to eat has always been the trouble. Macronutients, micronutrients, my head starts spinning. I have recently been drawn to decreasing carb intake and increasing protein. The following is for my reference due to my recalculating as I lose weight....

PROTEIN = 0.5 to 0.8 per pound of body weight

CARBS = under 50 grams

FAT = remaining calories of the day

TOTAL CALS = 1200 to 1500 cals

1 gram of fat = 9 cals
1 gram of carb or protein = 4 calls

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    The two previous posters have said it well--balance your diet and focus on greens, legumes and fruits. You don't have to worry about micro- and macro-nutrients if you stay away from processed foods and focus instead simply on eating the healthiest foods you can find.

    Best of success to you!

    2011 days ago
  • RG_DFW
    The thing that worked for me was eating a balanced diet and keeping the calorie total at a 500 calorie deficit daily, thereby dropping about a pound a week. I actually averaged a little more than that because I aimed for more than 500 daily. It worked for me.

    2012 days ago
    All I can say is reduce your refined carbs but eat copius amounts of green and other vegs, a bit of fruit and please for your own sake, no added sugar and that means no soda. You will be amazed at the results.
    2012 days ago
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