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sarahjanebea...

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Posted: 22 Jun 2010, 18:57
my little pie at the bottom says all i ate today was carbs but i thought i was eating healthy? are carbs bad? check what i ate today and help me out im trying to eat healthy!
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k8yk

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Posted: 22 Jun 2010, 19:03
This is such a common question Smile 10 years ago it would have been all about fats. It's just whatever the current fad is.

You just started, and congratulations on taking those first steps!! They are the hardest ones.

There is thorough advice on a similar question from earlier today in this thread:

http://www.fatsecret.com/Community.aspx?pa=fp&t=38403

Bottom line: First worry about the overall calories. Next, watch your sugar and refined carb intake (white rice, white bread, white flour, white pasta). And finally try to get enough protein. That is the number one mistake- not getting enough protein.
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makessa

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Posted: 22 Jun 2010, 19:23
How do you know how much protein is enough is my question! I feel you on the carb thing. I know anytime i tried to do just a low fat diet it never worked well for me...but when i actually watched the kind of carbs and how much i was getting I lost weight a lot easier...even though I'm still eating way too much now!
healed01

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Posted: 22 Jun 2010, 19:27
Hi ..I would say depending on your weight you can aim for 75grams of protein per day ...good fats are also good for skin and hair and will keep you full. I would rather eat the skin on my chick breast than candy. It's lovely together. By ensuring you're also getting those 2, you will stay away from junk.
sherilyn70

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Posted: 22 Jun 2010, 21:25
makessa wrote:
How do you know how much protein is enough is my question! I feel you on the carb thing. I know anytime i tried to do just a low fat diet it never worked well for me...but when i actually watched the kind of carbs and how much i was getting I lost weight a lot easier...even though I'm still eating way too much now!


Protein is figured by .8 x your healthy weight in kg (not your current weight) for your daily intake.
Myth3333

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Posted: 22 Jun 2010, 21:37
The thinking varies on how much protien you need daily but generally its 0.5 to 1 Gram (gm) of protien per lean pound of body mass. The more active you are the closer you move towards the 1gm of protien. Naturally to use this information you would have to know your body fat percentage in order to determine you lean body mass. Hope that helps.
sherry0404

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Posted: 22 Jun 2010, 23:23
how do you know what your body fat percentage is ?



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