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June 21, 2011 7:02 AM
I've read (http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_many_grams_of_fat_should_you_eat_per_day and http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_many_grams_of_carbs_are_recommended_per_day) that on a weight loss diet it is important to keep your fat and carbs anywhere between 30-50 grams per day.

What does a 30-50g fat and carb per day diary look like!!?? I need to see how its possible to stay within those guidelines and still eat up to 1400 cals in a day!
Perhaps I am completely misinformed, either way looking forward to reading your comments. Thanks!
  3561431
June 21, 2011 7:04 AM
I'm having this problem too! The same with Sodium. My calories are set at 1600 and for me to eat back my workout calories, that puts me at 2500... And I have a lot of trouble staying under in Fat and Sodium
  6200762
June 21, 2011 7:07 AM
Fats don't matter and carbs don't need to be that low to effectively lose fat. Shoot for something like 35% protein 35%carbs 30%fat.
  4895643
June 21, 2011 7:11 AM
First off wiki isn’t the best place to get your diet information. I find it very hard to understand how you could do a low fat and low carb diet, you would be getting most of your calories from protein, which I guess would be ok, but why? There are basically three “camps” out there, low carb (which I think are best) low fat, and everything in moderation (pretty balanced between the three Fat, Protein, Carbs) All will lead to weight loss if your calories are in deficit. IMO not all will lead to optimal health.
June 21, 2011 7:14 AM
A diet that's mostly protein and low in fat is going to be unhealthy. Eat good, whole foods, emphasizing protein, (non trans) fats, and whole grain carbs only. No sugar or starchy foods. You'll be fine.
June 21, 2011 7:15 AM
when i first started training to get back in shape i was psycho about carbs...it doesnt help the weightloss that much, i always felt drained, and was more likely to cheat because you start craving.

The KEY for me, and when i really started to get results was timing my carb intakes, and combinations:

1. Only eat carbs before or after excercise, and no carbs after 7 pm...unless of course you are working out late.

2.DO NOT EAT CARBS IN COMBINATION WITH FAT OR SUGAR EVER, every bite is going straight to your ass

stick to whole grain, brown rice, oatmeal etc...and eat it raw...no butter or sauces or sugars.

I guarantee if you eat like this everyday for 3 months, exercise for 1 hour minimum, while staying under your daily caloric ceiling... you WILL lose the weight like a motherfugger.
  1463249
June 21, 2011 7:20 AM
QUOTE:

when i first started training to get back in shape i was psycho about carbs...it doesnt help the weightloss that much, i always felt drained, and was more likely to cheat because you start craving.

The KEY for me, and when i really started to get results was timing my carb intakes, and combinations:

1. Only eat carbs before or after excercise, and no carbs after 7 pm...unless of course you are working out late.

2.DO NOT EAT CARBS IN COMBINATION WITH FAT OR SUGAR EVER, every bite is going straight to your ass

stick to whole grain, brown rice, oatmeal etc...and eat it raw...no butter or sauces or sugars.

I guarantee if you eat like this everyday for 3 months, exercise for 1 hour minimum, while staying under your daily caloric ceiling... you WILL lose the weight like a motherfugger.



HAHAHAHA oh man, I'll be laughing all day. Awesome advise, thanks!
  3561431
June 21, 2011 7:21 AM
QUOTE:

First off wiki isn’t the best place to get your diet information. I find it very hard to understand how you could do a low fat and low carb diet, you would be getting most of your calories from protein, which I guess would be ok, but why? There are basically three “camps” out there, low carb (which I think are best) low fat, and everything in moderation (pretty balanced between the three Fat, Protein, Carbs) All will lead to weight loss if your calories are in deficit. IMO not all will lead to optimal health.


I agree; I did't rely on wiki (I went to many other sites too) it was just the most straight forward answer to use as an example for my post.
  3561431
June 21, 2011 7:24 AM
The problem with wiki's like in the original post, and even a lot of message boards, is that anybody can edit them and the answers don't have to come from someone who is actually educated in nutrition and health. When you are just getting started, focus on your calories. As long as focusing on your calories is working for you, don't stress the macronutrients. When just focusing on the calories isn't working, then you start to adjust the macronutrients based on your health status, not fad diets that cut out food groups for weight loss. They aren't optimal for everyone and can be completely the opposite of healthy for some. The body needs (NEEDS) all of the macronutrients. We all know about the muscle building aspect of protein, but it is also responsible for tissue repair in the body. Carbohydrate is the primary source of fuel for the brain and for production of red blood cells. And fat is responsible for neurological cell development. You need some of everything. Yes, some people need less of certain macros then others, but it is based on your individual body and metabolic status, not on a book that some doctor wrote about a program that works for him, or about some idiot on the internet who is spouting specific numbers without any education. Educated nutritionists and dietitians will tell you that there is no magic number that works for everyone, not even that 1200 calories number that is touted everywhere.
June 21, 2011 7:28 AM
QUOTE:

when i first started training to get back in shape i was psycho about carbs...it doesnt help the weightloss that much, i always felt drained, and was more likely to cheat because you start craving.

The KEY for me, and when i really started to get results was timing my carb intakes, and combinations:

1. Only eat carbs before or after excercise, and no carbs after 7 pm...unless of course you are working out late.

2.DO NOT EAT CARBS IN COMBINATION WITH FAT OR SUGAR EVER, every bite is going straight to your ass

stick to whole grain, brown rice, oatmeal etc...and eat it raw...no butter or sauces or sugars.

I guarantee if you eat like this everyday for 3 months, exercise for 1 hour minimum, while staying under your daily caloric ceiling... you WILL lose the weight like a motherfugger.


lol =D

Honestly this is truth. The only real difference for me is I don't avoid butter...but other than that this is what I'm doing now. I also zig zag my caloric intake purposefully....2-3 days lower calorie (1500-1800 or so), and 1-2 days at or around maintenance (2000+). I don't bind myself to a number anymore...I have a range and if I fall within it I'm happy. Doing this just killed my 6 week plateau at 192lbs or so =D. I stepped on the scale today to find a solid 188lbs even.

QUOTE:
There are basically three “camps” out there, low carb (which I think are best) low fat, and everything in moderation (pretty balanced between the three Fat, Protein, Carbs) All will lead to weight loss if your calories are in deficit. IMO not all will lead to optimal health.


In total agreement here too. I prefer moderate carbs...high protein, and for my fat to fall somewhere in between (I'm NOT scared of saturated fat, nor any other fat from whole, fresh foods). Doesn't always work out that way for me but that's my goal =D.

Good luck!!
  7434194
June 21, 2011 7:48 AM
QUOTE:

when i first started training to get back in shape i was psycho about carbs...it doesnt help the weightloss that much, i always felt drained, and was more likely to cheat because you start craving.

The KEY for me, and when i really started to get results was timing my carb intakes, and combinations:

1. Only eat carbs before or after excercise, and no carbs after 7 pm...unless of course you are working out late.

2.DO NOT EAT CARBS IN COMBINATION WITH FAT OR SUGAR EVER, every bite is going straight to your ass

stick to whole grain, brown rice, oatmeal etc...and eat it raw...no butter or sauces or sugars.

I guarantee if you eat like this everyday for 3 months, exercise for 1 hour minimum, while staying under your daily caloric ceiling... you WILL lose the weight like a motherfugger.


Hilarious AND great advice!
  2873367
June 21, 2011 8:08 AM
QUOTE:

when i first started training to get back in shape i was psycho about carbs...it doesnt help the weightloss that much, i always felt drained, and was more likely to cheat because you start craving.

The KEY for me, and when i really started to get results was timing my carb intakes, and combinations:

1. Only eat carbs before or after excercise, and no carbs after 7 pm...unless of course you are working out late.

2.DO NOT EAT CARBS IN COMBINATION WITH FAT OR SUGAR EVER, every bite is going straight to your ass

stick to whole grain, brown rice, oatmeal etc...and eat it raw...no butter or sauces or sugars.

I guarantee if you eat like this everyday for 3 months, exercise for 1 hour minimum, while staying under your daily caloric ceiling... you WILL lose the weight like a motherfugger.


ROFL - love it!! laugh
Edited by Minoesh On June 21, 2011 8:09 AM
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