A 36-year-old male asked:
to lose fat and gain muscle, i do crossfit training and 1/3 of my calories come from carb, 1/3 protein, 1/3 fat. right nutrient balance?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Pouya Shafipour answered
23 years experience Family Medicine
Zone diet : If you're trying to lose weight and improve your muscle tone i suggest trying zone type diet which includes 40% carbohydrates 40% lean protein and 40% healthy fish or plant-based fat. This is closer to the paleo diet that crossfit suggests except on the paleo diets you're not allowed to have any dairy or starch.
Answered on Aug 29, 2013
Dr. Donald Alves answered
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Experts differ: I prefer low-fat, others low-carb, main issue is to be attentive to your calorie intake--quality calories with healthy sources and good nutrient distribution--to best fuel your cross-fit (or other) fitness quest. Good luck!
Answered on Apr 24, 2013
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