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Old 12-17-2010, 04:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
rpmcduff
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Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Westminster, CO
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There has been much discussion on this subject and the best answer is what works for you. Personally mine is 30% Protein, 30% Carbs and 40% Fat. (My fats are from whole foods like eggs, meat, nuts and olive oil.) Others will have success limiting fat to 20% or increasing Protein to 40%. Others that follow an Atkins type approach have success with very low carbohydrate intake. You will need to see what works best for you.

Here is what has worked for me:
*Eliminate or severly restrict simple carbohydrates like white bread, processed foods and sugar.
*Eat more vegetables and fruit.
*Keep protein at or above 30% of calories.
*Stop drinking your calories, except for some milk my beverages have little or no calories. Water is now my beverage of choice.

Hope these suggestions help you get started and welcome.
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Male, Age 53 Height 5'-11"
Start, Spring 2009....,.. 270.0 lbs
January 21, 2010. ....,...255.0 lbs (Joined Fitday)
September 10, 2010..,..223.8 lbs. (-46.2lbs)
Mini-Goal......................225 Achieved 9/21/2012
Mini-Goal......................220 Achieved 10/26/2012
Current.........................216.2 lbs. (-53.8 lbs)
Mini-Goal.......................215
Goal..............................200



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