Re: Best way to loose some weight
Well Eddie (?), doctors (ie: know-it-all's with a qualification! Lol), say this is the percentages per day you should have of the food groups:
33%- Fruit & Vegetables
33%- Carbohydrates (Breads, Pastas, Rice, Cereals)
12%- Protein (Meat, Poultry, Eggs)
11%- Dairy (Skimmed or Semi-Skimmed Milk)
11%- Fats & Sugars (Fats- anything which is liquid at room temperature is good, everything solid- ie: Lard is bad. Sugars is obvious- glucose, fructose etc).
COUPLED with a good 2 hours per day of exercising (not weight lifting since that wont necessarily burn the fat, rather than build muscle underneath it). So stuff like jogging, swimming, rowing, biking, hiking etc.
Now, the percentages of the groups don't really mean much unless you know how to sepeate them.
33% means, of every 100 portions of food you eat should be 33 portions of fruit & veg.
A portion is 80 Grams.
So you can wiegh your food & get roughly (because it's impossible to get specific amounts) the right percentages of the food groups per day.
Don't stop eating meat if you like it. I personally don't eat red meat, but not because of any weight problem or whatever notion of it's unhealthy. That's BS frankly, as is the crap about Carbs being bad for you. Carbs are only bad if you don't exercises.
Carbs produce energy which is great when you exercise, however- if you DON'T exercise, the carbs turns into fat which is why it's unhealthy that way.
DO NOT touch salt, EVER. It is brutal. People often put salt or a dressing which contains loads of salt on their salad which is defeating the object. So don't touch salt at all man, it aint good.
I'm not sure how many portions you need per day, but the calory level of 2,500 for a man doesn't really come into equation if you'e exercising alot & arre burning those carbs.
We need fats, so if you're cooking meat, you can use vegetable oil because it is a liquid at room temperature, but still try to dain it. I would actually say cook all your meat in the oven rather than frying, but if you wanna have chips or whatever, use Veg Oil.
Hope this helps.