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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Valuable Info about calories

In the Biggest Loser book there is some VALUABLE information.
I want to share with all of you.

To lose weight:

Take your current weight and multiply it by 7. This number is the amount of calories you need to consume in a day to lose weight. As you lose weight...recalculate this!

The book goes on to say...take this magic number and divide to by 4...this tells you how many calories per meal you can consume....example: 1800 calories divided by 4 is 450...so each meal you can eat 450 calories......then they said to take one of those numbers...450 and divide by 2...in this example it is 225....this is the amount of calories in 2 snacks per day.....so the breakdown is 3 meals at 450 and 2 snacks at 225 equals 1800 calories...not bad..this helps people reliant on numbers!...like myself..

How much fat do I need a day:

Take your weight loss number...from above...and multiply by 0.25..this number is what you need to keep your fat grams under a day

The book does not define the amount of protein we need but we all know that we eat protein first and it does specify the importance of eating protein.

The book does not define the amount of carbs BUT it does talk about the the good carbs versus the bad carbs and how important good carbs are for your body!


Hope this helps...and I recommend the book..its really good and has some good recipes in it as well..

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