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Numbers, numbers, numbers. They are the basics of nutrition. Once you know your "numbers", there are unlimited combinations of foods you can eat in your diet to supply yourself with the energy it takes to take off unwanted, excess body fat. Let's grow up, the word "diet" merely means "the food you choose to eat". That's all. It does NOT mean "restriction", or "hunger", or "no fat", or "no fun", etc.
When you combine the latest nutrition research with government reports, weight loss center "rules" and most any other research you find, you come up with numbers close to these:
Protein: 15% to 25% ...... about 20 to 30 grams per meal.
Carbohydrate: 60% to 70% ...... about 65 to 90 grams per meal.
Fat: 15% to 20% ...... about 7 to 10 grams per meal.
These are just guidelines, but they give you parameters to fall within. You will find HIGH PROTEIN diets, HIGH CARBOHYDRATE diets, but generally NOT HIGH FAT diets. PLEASE DO NOT MAKE THE MAJOR MISTAKE MADE BY DIETERS TODAY: Food is NOT the reason you lose excess body fat. EXCESS BODY FAT IS STORED ENERGY. IT NEEDS TO BE USED UP BY USING IT UP (EXERCISE), NOT BY EATING CERTAIN FOODS.
Let me repeat that ONE VERY IMPORTANT POINT:
EXCESS BODY FAT IS STORED ENERGY. IT NEEDS TO BE USED UP BY USING IT UP (EXERCISE), NOT BY EATING CERTAIN FOODS.
I know that is NOT want you want to hear, but the facts are the facts. Remember the two questions?
1. Why is the fat there?
2. Why would it have to leave?
Food's role is to supply you with NUTRIENTS, then you take the energy you have to EXERCISE..... this exercise uses up the excess body fat you have. AND, you get HEALTHIER as you use up this excess fat. PRETTY COOL PROCESS.
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