low but no NO carb

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DebbieMayTen

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Posted: 09 Jan 2013, 09:36
hi!...i have been trying to count calories and doing a good job so far. i've been told though that i should eat some carbs, rather that none like in Dukan or Atkins, but to minimize the amount. what is a good ratio of Protein, Fat and Carbs?
umdterpsgirl

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Posted: 09 Jan 2013, 10:21
Personally I aim for a 40-30-30 ratio (40% Carb, 30% Fat, 30% Protein), though in reality I end up a little higher on the carbs and lower on the protein on average. Mostly I just calorie count and try to keep the carbs under 200 grams per day. This works for me. You need to find out what works best for you and makes you feel the best. Try out different ratios for a week at a time a see how your body reacts. Remember, this journey is a marathon, not a sprint. Good luck!
Theo166

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Posted: 09 Jan 2013, 10:49
I think which carbs you allow is much more important than the total carbs. I've given up bread and pasta, etc for the start of my diet because it seems to limit my hunger. I eat all the veggie carbs I can fit. Skipping the sugar and flour though has made all the difference
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366to266

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Posted: 09 Jan 2013, 11:03
Debbie. It is not true to call Atkins a no carb diet. It starts with 20g a day, for two weeks, then increases by 5g at a time until the dieter ceases to lose weight, then she cuts back by 5g a day till she is losing again. So, for many people, they can have 30 or 50g of carb a day. Therefore, it is very wrong to call it zero carb.
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DebbieMayTen

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Posted: 10 Jan 2013, 12:35
thank you all for your suggestions! I will see how what works for me....!
Gary Maher

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Posted: 10 Jan 2013, 13:53
There are plenty of good carbs in vegetables and fruit so you can get more than enough here, staying away from rice pasta bread and potatoes will cut out many carbs. You will feel a lot better, have more energy, not feel tired so often and sleep better. Good luck.



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