I know it's 1g of proteing per pound of weight, so in m case it's around the 23g per meal I have to aim for. (starting weight 138#)
My question relates to carbs, should this also be around the same amount? And fat, I seem to have very little fat in my diet, good or bad. Just wondered what a ballpark figure is to use as a guide?
Can anyone help me?
Kia Kaha - Be Strong
If you are just getting started and weigh 138# you want to create a bit of a deficit, so for you I would try and get to the 20 protein, 20 carbs point.
I think that is one of the biggest misconceptions. It's not one size fits all. For example if I weighed 188# and wanted to lose down to 130# I would not drop down to 130 grams for the day because that is too big a deficit too quickly and could force a slow down in metabolism. I would drop from 188 to 150 to 130, strategically as the losses continued.
I would limit the processed carbs, ie ww pastas and breads. Stick with ground grown carbs like sweet potato and red potato. Fruits as well, natural carbs.
Everyone needs healthy fat. I recommend avocado and olive oil. Just 1/4 avocado per day or a tablespoon of olive oil on your salad.
I hope this helps. Don't overthink it. Start out with 20/20 and see if that amount will satisfy your hunger for 2.5 to 3 hours. Only then do you want to take it up again.
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