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Old 09-27-2011, 08:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
rpmcduff
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Location: Westminster, CO
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I agree with Michaels 40/30/30 recommendation. While you originally posted about fats and carbs I believe that most people (and especially women) don't get enough protein.

When you sustain a calorie deficit (also known as dieting) your body burns stored fat but it also converts muscle to fuel for your body. Adequate protein helps minimize the muscle loss.

I personally don't worry about the ratio of fat to carbs figuring if the Protein is right and the calorie intake is on target then I will lose the fat and not muscle. My problem is portion control and keeping the calorie deficit where it needs to be.

I won't lecture you about healthy weight loss (I figure you're an adult and can decide for yourself) but just be aware that you may not be able to maintain your current rate long term. If you find yourself stalling out you may want to try to reset your metabolism by increasing your calories for a short while. Good luck on your goals.
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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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