Originally Posted by splosh313
Sorry if this is in the wrong forum - wasn't sure where to post it.
I'm very confused. I have absolutely no idea how to work out my daily limits for fats, proteins, carbs, cals etc. Is it entirely down to personal preference? Any suggestions would be most welcome.
40/40/20 pro/carb/fat is a common approach in bb diets.
pro and fats keep u fuller longer and are a neccesity for many bodily functions, carbs are the least important of the 3 and also digest quicker and also spike ur blood sugar levels which can lead to fat storage if ur eating too many calories.
i would eat a gram of protein for every pound of bodyweight, have 2 serves of fruit a day, (blueberries and grapefruit have shown to help weight loss) have oats for breakfast and sweet potato and lots green veges for dinner, along with ur protein source(meat).
all other meals just pro and fat and lots green veg if u can. try to eat 5-6 meals a day.
fats should be healthy selections, almonds, fish oil, olive oil, avacado, natural peanut butter.
try 2800 cal for start and grad reduce, depends upon ur exercise duration and intencity also.
1kg a week is good pace if ur only after weight loss in general