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What is the proper ratio of carb protein and fats to eat for a runner?

What is the proper ratio of carb protein and fats to eat for a runner?

Let us help you: A ratio of 0.4-to-0.6-to-1. For adults, proteins should be between 10 and 35 percent of the diet, fats between 20 and 35 percent and carbohydrates between 45 and 65 percent. An acceptable balanced diet is 20 percent of your calories from proteins, 30 percent from fats and 50 percent from carbohydrates, that is general guide not for the race, thank good luck. ...Read more

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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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What are good sources of protein for a lacto vegetarian and also what should be the optimum intake of protein for a 19 year old male?

What are good sources of protein for a lacto vegetarian and also what should be the optimum intake of protein for a 19 year old male?

Protein: Rice protein is an excellent source , for a 170pound male for instance you don't need anymore than 70mg per day. If you are active you will need more but the old idea that we need excess protein for optimal health is not true. Stay as close to a plant based diet as possible. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What type of excersize is good to lose stomach fat quick? And what type of yogurt is healthy to eat and has a lot of fiber?

What type of excersize is good to lose stomach fat quick? And what type of yogurt is healthy to eat and has a lot of fiber?

Spot fat loss does : Not occur naturally. By losing weight in general a certain amt will probably be abdominal fat. However, we don't get to chose what area of the body the fat is lost from. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed. To tighten ab's do crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge ; “bicycling” exercise on your. ...Read more

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What protein foods are the best for a high protein diet?

What protein foods are the best for a high protein diet?

Meat & Vegetable: Natural foods are much healthier because it make the digestive system work the way it is supposed to. The liquid proteins and chemical proteins bypass this natural system. ...Read more

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On low carb diet, what is the minimum carb, protein, fat and fiber that I need each day?

On low carb diet, what is the minimum carb, protein, fat and fiber that I need each day?

To many variables!: It depends if you exercise a bit. You can be more liberal with carbs. Obviously if calories don't come from carbs, they come from protein and fat. Most people on a low carb diet consume 100-120g per day of proteinm 40-60g of carbs (after induction). Aside from fats in meat and dairy, go with nuts, monosaturated oils (olive, peanut, canola). Vegetables are low caloric density, so eat plenty! ...Read more

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I realize protein is essential to health, but what is the significance of including it in every meal to lose weight?

I realize protein is essential to health, but what is the significance of including it in every meal to lose weight?

Eat protein: Your diet should consist of carbs (mostly complex), proteins and fats (plant and cold water fish are best). Our bodies use all three to maintain health. One problem with dieting is that our bodies don't like to burn fat. It's easier to burn carbs then protein and keep the fat stores for later (in case you starve). A balanced diet and portion control are the key to weight loss. See your doctor. ...Read more

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If I'm considering a vegetarian diet, what are some of the best non-meat, non-soy sources of protein and iron to ensure my intake is adequate?

If I'm considering a vegetarian diet, what are some of the best non-meat, non-soy sources of protein and iron to ensure my intake is adequate?

Beans/nuts/greens: The best sources of protein for vegetarians are beans and nuts. Eggs are good also unless you will be vegan. Beans and green vegetables are great sources of iron. Taking a multivitamin is probably a good idea as well ...Read more

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Could you tell me what is the normal daily intake of carbs in a low carb diet?

Could you tell me what is the normal daily intake of carbs in a low carb diet?

Variable: If you're really interested in a low carb diet, read books by dr. Dean ornish who has done the most research on the subject: http://www.Amazon.Com/ornishs-program-reversing-heart-disease/dp/0804110387 there are also youtube videos - search "dean ornish". ...Read more

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What is a sensible amount of carbs to consume on a low to moderate carbohydrate diet?

What is a sensible amount of carbs to consume on a low to moderate carbohydrate diet?

These guidelines for: These guidelines for a healthy adult who has no medical condition like obesity, diabetes etc and consumes 2000 cals daily 45 to65% of total calories should come from carbs.So for a 2000 cals diet, you will need 225to325 grms of carbs in your daily diet but if you have medical condition than you need to be in low carb diet. ...Read more

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I'm trying to lose wieght, so is it healthy to depend on a diet consisting of water, lettuce, whey protien and multivitamins?

I'm trying to lose wieght, so is it healthy to depend on a diet consisting of water, lettuce, whey protien and multivitamins?

Reduce weight: This is a repeat of what I have said before. My philosophy is that the best way to lose weight is not by dieting, but by changing your lifestyle to a healthier one. You don't need a drastic diet. Make small changes. Eat the right portions, eat 3-5 small meals a day, cut back on carbs and sugars, increase lean protein/veggie/fruit/water intake, and start doing some cardiovascular exercise. ...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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What is the ratio of fats carbs and proteins am i supposed to eat?

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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What's the difference between a low carb diet vs a high carb diet. Which one would be more beneficial to someone looking to reduce their body fat ?

Low carb: Has been shown to be effective in wt loss.Simple carbs, often from processed foods, are just long chains of sugars, absorbed rapidly, causing spikes in blood sugar and insulin.You may look into the " glycemic index". ...Read more

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What is a good protein to carb ratio for a male in his 20's?

What is a good protein to carb ratio for a male in his 20's?

50:50: In general carbs/protein should be equal with a few caveats. If you are significantly overweight and want to get into a mild ketosis "fat burn" state keep the total carbs below 85 g. Increase protein a bit if you were actively muscle building. For exercise and endurance ad carbs as you go. Good health ...Read more

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Is it okay to go on a low-carb and high protein diet, with 1 hour of physical activity, to lose weight and be healthy?

Is it okay to go on a low-carb and high protein diet, with 1 hour of physical activity, to lose weight and be healthy?

Won't harm: Low carb, high protein diets are the basis of several diets such as atkin's diet. It is important to note that the key to weight is not losing weight but maintaining as close to ideal weight as possible over time. Significant changes in diet that can not be sustained over the years is likely to lead to a weight loss/weight gain roller coaster that is not conducive to good health. ...Read more

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What are great foods to eat/cook for a diet to lose weight. What is the ideal workout and how long?

What are great foods to eat/cook for a diet to lose weight. What is the ideal workout and how long?

Your choice!: A enjoyable balanced diet of wholesome fresh fruits, vegetables, proteins and carbs in a quantity to sustain good health, a steady exercise program to burn the calories and build the body, restful sufficient sleep, and good relationships developed as a life plan will result in improved fitness, efficiency, and reduction over time of unnecessary weight. Enjoy the challenge! ...Read more

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Whats the verdict to losing pure fat in the body? Is it doing interval circuit training.. Or eating right proportions? And what are good food to loes?

Whats the verdict to losing pure fat in the body? Is it doing interval circuit training.. Or eating right proportions? And what are good food to loes?

Unlikely: You can't lose "only fat". Whenever your calories-out is more than your calories-in, you'll lose some muscle mass. Anyone telling you otherwise is selling you something. You can limit muscle loss some by eating plenty of protein after exercise. The key to being really fit & looking & feeling good is finding a fitness activity that you enjoy. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are the types of beans to eat for a low calorie diet?

What are the types of beans to eat for a low calorie diet?

Any kind: Beans in general are excellent food. They are very high in fiber, have a high quality protein, and are low in fat. They are an excellent part of a balanced diet. My personal favorite is black beans! ...Read more

Carbs (Definition)

Carbs is an abbreviation for carbohydrates. The human body breaks down carbohydrates into basic sugars such ...Read more