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Postby AussieGuy » Wed Oct 10, 2007 11:13 pm

Sorry i'm about to ask a really dumb question..

I'm not sure what to eat and what is healthy and so on..

Not sure how many meals i'm meant to have i read some fourms and the say 6...

don't know how many cals i'm meant to eat...

Sorry can someone help in please...
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Postby chubba momma » Wed Oct 10, 2007 11:19 pm

Hi there, i found teh calorie king website to be great they wrok out your calories and im not sure but i think they also do meal plans :D
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Thu Oct 11, 2007 9:15 am

hey aussieguy

no question on here is a dumb question! sometimes i think that a lot of the problems people have with nutrition and exercise are caused by the fact that there just hasnt been enough information being taught to people from a young age. i know i would have rathered more info about nutrition in P.E classes instead of other things.

chubba momma is right, the calorieking site is wonderful to get your started, it should tell you how much you should be eating, the calories in the portion sizes you are eating and you can even monitor your exercise there.

maybe you can tell us what level of exercise you are doing now, how often you do it and what your food intake is like so we can perhaps guide you in the right direction. you might find you are already doing the right things :)

best wishes
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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Thu Oct 11, 2007 9:48 am

I'm not quite as high tech as calorie counting, but my rule of thumb is:

Are you really hungry? if not, don't eat it
eat as few processed foods (like white bread, cakes, fast food) as possible
limit simple carbs (white flour, sugar) and fats (especially saturated, like red meats, cheeses, butter, cream)

It IS advisable to eat small meals more frequently (so 6 meals a day) This doesn't work for me though, so I stick to 3 meals per day and I do about 2hrs of cycling per day.

To give you an idea my typical day of food is

2 vitabrits with protein powder, skim milk and sultanas and LSA (ground linseed sunflower and almonds)
a salad or leftovers from dinner (approx500ml container) or 2 sushi rolls
dinner can be a whole range of things: bean tacos, zucchini slice with salad, vege spag bog, baked vegies, fritata, vege soup.....
35kg lost. (November 2005 - October 2006)
15kg gained again (as at October 2010).
Back to the drawing board - Let's do this thing!

"You can't change the winds, but you can change the sails"

"Reach out and take control of what lands in your lap"

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