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Old 08-03-2010, 05:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am 5' 4" tall and I weigh 180 lb. I need to lose at least 40 lb I hope in 6 months. I am seated all day and don't exercise much. What ratio of carbs/prot/fat do you think would work best to achieve my goal?



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Old 08-03-2010, 07:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I am currently reading The Primal Blueprint for the 2nd time. It recommends staying at about 70% fat, 25% protein and 5% carbs, with carbs coming from veggies and fruit. I highly recommend this book. I know conventional wisdom tells us fats and especially saturated fats are bad, but that's actually not true. Google it and check it out.
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Old 08-04-2010, 12:05 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I am 5' 4" tall and I weigh 180 lb. I need to lose at least 40 lb I hope in 6 months. I am seated all day and don't exercise much. What ratio of carbs/prot/fat do you think would work best to achieve my goal?
I'm losing about 5 lb per week by eating about 1400 calories per day, carbs below 30-35 and then only in the form of green vegies. I don't worry about the fat but I also don't add any fat. The only fat in my diet is in the meats and cheese.

I don't exercise at all.

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I'm losing about 5 lb per week by eating about 1400 calories per day, carbs below 30-35 and then only in the form of green vegies. I don't worry about the fat but I also don't add any fat. The only fat in my diet is in the meats and cheese.

I don't exercise at all.

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How much do you weigh and what's your goal? 5 lb a week sounds interesting, but I don't think I could survive to the 1st phase of the atkins, with <20 g of carbs a day. 30-35 g carbs may work though. Thanks!
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Old 08-04-2010, 01:43 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I follow the Zone Diet, and I range between 99-108 carbs per day.

You could calculate your requirements with the calculator on the Zone web site:
Zone Diet | Calculators

The ratio of the Zone diet is 40/30/30

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How much do you weigh and what's your goal? 5 lb a week sounds interesting, but I don't think I could survive to the 1st phase of the atkins, with <20 g of carbs a day. 30-35 g carbs may work though. Thanks!
I've already lost 105 pounds, but still have something like 85 to go. My goal is 130. The induction phase is rough, but I guarantee that by dropping below 20 you get the carbs out of your system, so that by the end of week 2, the cravings are gone. It's hard but so worth it.
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Good job Melfawn!! You can totally do it- especially if you've already lost 105 lbs? That's awesome!
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