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sko
10-20-2003, 08:01 AM
hi
i am bout 6 ft tall and 215lbs.
for losing fat , should i follow i high protein diet? or a high carb diet?
also do fat free products such as frozen yogurts and soda make it harder to lose weight ?
thanks for your help


sko

MrWebb78
10-20-2003, 08:27 AM
a high nothing diet, lower your calories and have a balance of fats, carbs, and protein.

leave out high sugar prducts like soda and frozen yogurt.

sko
10-20-2003, 08:33 AM
OK THAT HELPS..THANKS..
ALSO DO YOU RECOMMEND I CUT AS MUCH FAT AS I CAN? WILL THAT HELP ? AND DO THE CARBS NEED TO BE CONTROLLED AT ALL?
AND DO U KNOW ANYWAY TO MEASURE URE METABOLISM RATE THAT TELLS YOU HOW MANY CALORIES U BURN SO U CAN CONTROL WHAT YOU EAT?

bradley
10-20-2003, 08:39 AM
Originally posted by sko
hi
i am bout 6 ft tall and 215lbs.
for losing fat , should i follow i high protein diet? or a high carb diet?

I have posted this in numerous threads and should help in answering some of your questions.:)

Food choices:
http://www.wannabebigforums.com/sho...ht=grocery+list

Here are some general dieting guidelines that might be of some help:
1) 1 gram of protein per lb. of bodyweight

2) 25-30% of daily calories should come from fat (Essential fatty
acids making up most of this total)

3) Fill in the rest of daily calories with low glycemic index carbs, except postworkout which would ideally include high glycemic index carbs along with a quick digesting protein (whey protein).

4) Drink plenty of water throughout the day, and one gallon would be good starting point.

Listed below are some good sources of each macronutrient. This is just a small list and is by no means all inclusive.

protein sources: eggs, chicken, lean beef, dairy, fish

low GI carbs: oats, sweet potatoes, beans, whole wheat bread, vegetables, fruit

fats: nuts, natural peanut butter, oily fish (such as salmon), fish oil, flax oil, olive oil

To find out how many cals you should be eating each day I would slowly decrease cals in small increments until you are losing the desired amount of weight each week (approximately 1lb per week is a good number IMO). You can use www.fitday.com to help you track calories if you like. Here is an example of what I mean. Say you are eating 3000 cals and maintaining your weight then you would need to decrease cals by a small amount (about 200-300). That would put you at 2700 cals for the week. Keep cals at this level for the week and then weigh yourself at the end of the week and see how much weight you have lost. I woud weigh myself at the same time each week to try and ensure the most accurate measurement.

As far as routines go you might want to check out one of the WBB routines on the main page. The following site has a list of exercise illustrations that might be helpful as well www.exrx.net




also do fat free products such as frozen yogurts and soda make it harder to lose weight ?
thanks for your help


When cutting it would probably be best to eliminate soda, and keep frozen yogurt to a minimum. In the end it will be overall calories that determine whether you lose or gain weight. If you eat under your maintenance calorie level you will lose weight.

Comparing soda to frozen yogurt is a broad generalization, and you can't lump all fat free foods into one category. In other words it would depend on the food in question, as to whether or not it would be beneficial in your diet.