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I want to know which foods are high in protein and low in carbohydrates. I want to gain muscle and lose fat.

I want to know which foods are high in protein and low in carbohydrates. I want to gain muscle and lose fat.

Wrong forum: You are asking us to teach you things that are impossible to answer in 400 characters or less. You do not need a doctor to tell you what sugars and proteins are. ...Read more

Protein (Definition)

Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...Read more


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Looking for high protein vegan foods. What percent of tofu (regular square blocks, medium or hard type) is protein, fat, and carbohydrate?

Looking for high protein vegan foods. What percent of tofu (regular square blocks, medium or hard type) is protein, fat, and carbohydrate?

Beans, nuts, seeds: 1 cup of tofu has 20 grams protein, 10 grams of fat & 4 grams of carbohydrates.
All beans, lentils and chickpeas are good sources of protein, as are nuts & seeds. Hemp seeds contain as much protein as any food and it is a "complete" protein. Quinoa is the highest protein grain. Seitan from gluten is also high in protein. See http://www. Vrg. Org/nutrition/protein. Htm for more info. ...Read more

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35, m.Ibs-c. What kind of nutrients should be more in food carbohydrates or fats or proteins or vitamins. How to make a good diet to prevent flatulence?

35, m.Ibs-c. What kind of nutrients should be more in food carbohydrates or fats or proteins or vitamins. How to make a good diet to prevent flatulence?

Diet: Best diet includes whole fruit, whole veg, whole grains, and healthy proteins --- Egg white is superior to all. Quinoa is excellent. Beans and lentils are excellent. Milk protein is excellent. Whole grains are good but not sufficient. Nuts are excellent. Yogurt is excellent. Minimize beans and lentils to have less flatulence. ...Read more

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What's a way to determine how much protein, fat or carbs my food has?

What's a way to determine how much protein, fat or carbs my food has?

Food labels and FDA: Packaged foods have information you are seeking. For other foods and for general education about nutrition, please consult this site.
http://www. Choosemyplate. Gov/. ...Read more

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I'm keeping track of food via app. If shows food % protein, carbs, & fat how do I know if food has good fat, or bad or a good carb etc.??

I'm keeping track of food via app. If shows food % protein, carbs, & fat how do I know if food has good fat, or bad or a good carb etc.??

Nutrition: Good fats are polyunsaturated like fish, nuts or monounsaturated like olive oil rather than butter, red meats, coldcuts pastries. Unhealthy carbs are refined sugar found in sweets, refined bread. Healthier carbs are the complex ones such as pasta, whole grain bread, oatmeal, potatoes, rice. It's advisable that you obtain a book on nutrition which gives you much more detail. ...Read more

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What are some food that I can eat that's high in protein and fat but low in carbs? I always come up short in protein and I use calorie trackers.

What are some food that I can eat that's high in protein and fat but low in carbs? I always come up short in protein and I use calorie trackers.

Nuts may be best bet: Don't know whether you are looking for snack or regular foods. Of course meat would be the obvious answer, but nuts contain very good fats as well as significant protein. Almonds and walnuts are probably best. So do cheeses. Of course they have calories, but you do need fats and calories at your age to continue to develop normally. ...Read more

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Sport's Nutrition: what's the best macro ratio? Carbs? Protein? Fat? For the purpose of building or maintain muscle mass (adding resistance training).

Sport's Nutrition: what's the best macro ratio? Carbs? Protein? Fat? For the purpose of building or maintain muscle mass (adding resistance training).

I think it depends: My brief research into this suggests it is debatable & depends somewhat on your goals: bodybuilding vs. Fat loss vs. Maintenance. More carbs are needed for body building, and many fewer for fat loss. 40-60% carbs are recommended for body building, with 25-35% protein and 15-25% fat. You might target somewhere in the middle: 50% carbs, 30% protein, 20% fat. Good luck! ...Read more

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Please list the top ten foods with high protein and carbohydrates?

Please list the top ten foods with high protein and carbohydrates?

Depends: If you eat dairy products you can try greek yogurt or cottage cheese (otherwise soy/almond/coconut yogurt). Non dairy sources include chia seeds, beans, lentils, quinoa, eggs, artichokes, broccoli, avocado, asparagus, tofu, peas, spinach, beet greens, peanuts, pistachios, sesame seeds, garbanzo beans. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what household foods are good sources of protein and carbohydrates?

Could you tell me what household foods are good sources of protein and carbohydrates?

Depends: If you eat dairy products you can try greek yogurt or cottage cheese (otherwise soy/almond/coconut yogurt). Non dairy sources include chia seeds, beans, lentils, quinoa, eggs, artichokes, broccoli, avocado, asparagus, tofu, peas, spinach, beet greens, peanuts, pistachios, sesame seeds, garbanzo beans. ...Read more

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In what ways are fats, proteins and carbohydrates stored in the body?

In what ways are fats, proteins and carbohydrates stored in the body?

The body is composed: The body is mostly muscle and protein (bone excluded), and the only stored carbs are glycogen (less than two pounds). Glycogen is an energy source that at maximal exertion lasts only twenty minutes! Ingested carbs are not essential for life! ...Read more

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How can you count your protein, fat and carbohydrate calories?

Caloric value: Carbs and protein provide 4kcal (just consider these calories) per gram. Fat contains 9 calories per gram. But for watching your weight, one must consider the magic of insulin. It stores fat - big time! So keep Insulin low by avoiding sweets and starches. Use green veggies as a sole source of carbohydrates to optimize your weight. It doesn't get any simpler or more successful than that. ...Read more

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What is the recommended daily dietary intake of protein, fats and carbohydrates in grams for an adult?

What is the recommended daily dietary intake of protein, fats and carbohydrates in grams for an adult?

Look it in two ways: 250 grams of carbohydrates.
60 grams of protein per day.
65 fat grams per day.
You have to keep in mind the body wieght those numbers could be high or low.
Fat is 20 to 35 percent of daily calories
protein is 10 to 35 percent of daily calories
carbohydrates is 45 to 65 percent of your daily calorie intake. ...Read more

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What enzymes help digest carbohydrates, fats, and proteins?

What enzymes help digest carbohydrates, fats, and proteins?

See below: Proteases- digest protein
amylase- digest starch
lipase digest fat
there are varieties in this them, but those are the basics. ...Read more

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Which is better for healthy weight gain? Carbohydrates, protein or fats?

Which is better for healthy weight gain? Carbohydrates, protein or fats?

We need all three: But GOOD fats such as olive oil and coconut oil and butter and fish oil would be at the top of the list. Follow this with protein from dairy as in eggs and cheese, then casrbs last. Peace and good health. Check w/doc. ...Read more

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What to do if I am a 19 year old female. Right now I aim for 50% carbohydrates, 30% fat, and 20% protein. I'm trying to optimize my health, are these ratios good?

What to do if I am a 19 year old female. Right now I aim for 50% carbohydrates, 30% fat, and 20% protein. I'm trying to optimize my health, are these ratios good?

Not really: Your ratios are too high in carbs and fats and not enough protein in your diet. Where are you allowing for your calories from vegetables? You must also consider things like vitamins, minerals. I suggest a sit down with a dietician to clarify what you are aiming for, but 80% of your food should not be carbs and fats. ...Read more

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My body can't digest fats proteins and carbohydrates and need digestive enzymes, what to do?

Digestion: It would be unusual for your body not to be able to digest all three of fats, proteins, and carbohydrates. What makes you think that you are not able to digest them? Have you had any test that showed that? If you have, I would be happy to help you with your dietary issues. Just find me on HealthTap Concierge and have your test results handy to upload. Good luck. ...Read more

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What percentage of proteins, fats and carbohydrates should be for good feeling and weight loss?

What percentage of proteins, fats and carbohydrates should be for good feeling and weight loss?

Any healthy: Well-balanced diet is acceptable, but the most important thing is to reduce caloric intake and exercise more to burn off more calories. It's 3500 calories to gain or lose a pound. ...Read more

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Is it true that low-protein diets are suitable for weight loss because fat and carbohydrate can supply the missing nitrogen?

Is it true that low-protein diets are suitable for weight loss because fat and carbohydrate can supply the missing nitrogen?

Not exactly: Carbohydrates are decomposed in the intestines into glucose, it is then transported by the blood to cells, where it reacts with o2 producing co2, h2o and energy. Like carbohydrates, fats produce co2 and h2o and more energy. Proteins are used by the body mainly as building materials for organ walls, skin, hair, muscle and are broken down to nitrogen and energy. ...Read more

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What is the best resource for a low-fat, low-sugar, low carbohydrate, high protein vegan diet?

What is the best resource for a low-fat, low-sugar, low carbohydrate, high protein vegan diet?

Very limited: Food is a combo of protein, carb, fat. Low sugar-easy. Low fat-easy, low carb-easy, high protein and vegan with all the other restrictions-really hard. Most vegan sources of protein e.G beans, tofu, tempeh, seitan, nuts, seeds, have fair amounts of the other nutrients as well. The more restricted a diet, the greater the chances for imbalance (old insight-hippocrates wrote it). ...Read more

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Can I eliminate carbohydrates&fats almost completely from my diet by relaying on whey protein&limited amount of fruits&veggies 4 vitamin 2 lose weight?

Can I eliminate carbohydrates&fats almost completely from my diet by relaying on whey protein&limited amount of fruits&veggies 4 vitamin 2 lose weight?

Bad idea: Getting & staying healthy is a Marathon not a Sprint. You need to get advice from a Functional nutritionist and make slow changes you can live with all your life. ...Read more

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Should I remove proteins & carbohydrates from my diet, if I am on a low cal & low fat diet program?

Balance it out: You need all 3 dietary elements (carbs, proteins and some fat/oils) in your diet. Proteins are the most important nutrient and least harmful food...So do not exclude proteins...Just choose lean proteins which are free of fats (this will include fish, eggs, nuts and low fat dairy). You can have complex carbs but stay low on refined carbs like sugary foods (sweets) and sugary drinks. ...Read more

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Iam taking contrave to loss weight and Iam supposed to have 30 grams of protein and 30 G of carbs a day I need a list of food with low protein?

Dietician: My advice is to see a registered dietician at your local hospital. She will determine your ideal weight, calculate what your daily calorie intake should be considering your usual level of physical activity, critique your current eating habits and outline a proper sample diet especially for you. Usually only one or two visits are sufficient. You can be given a list of foods with their protein level ...Read more

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Concerning diets, ppl often suggest things like cutting off carbs and sugars and add lean proteins. Can you please suggest specific foods for diets?

Concerning diets, ppl often suggest things like cutting off carbs and sugars and add lean proteins. Can you please suggest specific foods for diets?

Balanced diet: I like diets that focus on eating foods with a low glycemic index. Glycemic index is a measure of how much the foods impact your blood sugar. Low Glycemic diets have been associated with decreased risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke, depression, and more.

Try to fill up half your plate with green veggies, 1/4 of your plate with lean protein, and 1/4 of your plate with starch. ...Read more

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What are some low carbs, high protein foods?

What are some low carbs, high protein foods?

Beans/poultry/fish: The best proteins are plant sources such as beans/legumes/lentils/soy/tempeh, seeds and nuts. Followed by fish, eggs/ poultry (the white part and no skin), then wild game, lamb/veal/seafood, followed by beef and pork. Eat frequently-every 3 hours with a good fat such as olive oil, avocados or nuts to help with feeling full. ...Read more

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Best indian food with high protein and carbs for body building? My weight is just 51 and heighr is 174 cm. I want to puton weight. Please suggest me

Best indian food with high protein and carbs for body building? My weight is just 51 and heighr is 174 cm. I want to puton weight. Please suggest me

Plant-based protein: To build muscle eat more calories than you burn using healthy whole food sources like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and beans. You will be getting plenty of protein if you eat a variety of vegetables and legumes, such as dal and chana masala. You will of course need to train hard and get enough rest to recover between workouts. Do these things consistently, and you will see results. ...Read more

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What food acts as a good source of protein but is low on carbs and generally low on calories?

What food acts as a good source of protein but is low on carbs and generally low on calories?

Protein food: Egg white is superior to all. Quinoa is excellent. Beans and lentils are excellent. Milk protein is excellent. Whole grains are good but not sufficient. Nuts are excellent. Yogurt is excellent ...Read more

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Do you think I should eat carbs and protein foods post workout even when I drink a protein shake?

Do you think I should eat carbs and protein foods post workout even when I drink a protein shake?

When hungry: Eat small meals when you are hungry. There is no need to eat after exercise, if you are having protein shake, there is no need to eat, if you are not hungry. ...Read more

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Is food pyramid wrong w/ 11 servings of carbs? I eat more fruits&veggies, protein w/whole grains&beans, but not 11 srvs. Could less carbs be harmful?

Is food pyramid wrong w/ 11 servings of carbs? I eat more fruits&veggies, protein w/whole grains&beans, but not 11 srvs. Could less carbs be harmful?

Food pyramid: Carbs can be healthy: whole fruit, whole veg, whole grains are also carbs. These are complex carbs. Avoid processed, simple, and refined carbs. Beans are excellent. Nuts are excellent. Quinoa is excellent ...Read more

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What is the difference between fats, carbs, and protein?

Diet categories: Foods we eat are divided in to groupings based on their composition and functions they fufill for our bodies needs. Carbohydrates are sugars and starches and provide energy for the body in the form of glucose. Proteins also supply energy but are really necessary for tissue repair and growth and immune system and hormonal function. Fats provide fatty acids needed for cell and nerve growth. ...Read more

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What is the ratio of fats carbs and proteins am I supposed to eat?

Diet and Science: The new endorsed scientific answer to this common question is that 60% of your calories should come from protein sources, 25% from carbohydrate sources and 15% from fats. The government now has also published this as a diamond shaped chart with the majority of calories noted to be from proteins. ...Read more

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Could you tell me how much fat am I burning when I exercise, compared to carbs and protein?

Could you tell me how much fat am I burning when I exercise, compared to carbs and protein?

Discuss: You have a couple of options of professionals to consult. A dietician/nutritionist or personal trainers are able to provide this information. Hope this helps best of luck! ...Read more

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By percentage, what should my ratio of carbs, protein, and fat be in my diet to lose weight while exercising 5 times a week?

By percentage, what should my ratio of carbs, protein, and fat be in my diet to lose weight while exercising 5 times a week?

Fortet Percentages: Keep it simple, forget percentages, that's no way to live, what you do on a "diet" needs to be done forever, best way is to identify causes of your wt gain in first place, here is list of top 5 causes:
sugary drinks
fast food
fried foods
skipping meals,
bad snacks
large portions
these are in order of most important,
cut out 2 of these & wt loss is easy!, note
high carbs & fat top the list! ...Read more

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Trying to lose weight. Is it better for someone my age/weight/height to eat higher proteins? Carbs? Or fats? I am not very active

Trying to lose weight. Is it better for someone my age/weight/height to eat higher proteins? Carbs? Or fats? I am not very active

High protein: Low carbs (complex carbs like vegetables are good), and good fat (olive oil, coconut oil, not transfats in junk food). Movement is crucial. Walking is good. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I am vegetarian please suggest me a diet which includes 60%protien or what I can I take daily to have a diet including 60% proteins n less carbs, fats?

I am vegetarian please suggest me a diet which includes 60%protien or what I can I take daily to have a diet including 60% proteins n less carbs, fats?

Asking 4 Impossible: This question would require a whole book length treatise to answer. There is no simple way to teach you diet principles and to describe diets in 400 characters or less. There are plenty of books now and online resources that have this laid out correctly. ...Read more

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