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I have been wanting to lose some weight for a few months now, and finally have the motivation to do it. I plugged in what I ate into <a href="http://www.calorie-count.com" target="_blank">www.calorie-count.com</a> yesterday. I was about 200 cals over what they suggested, but my main concern is calorie distribution. I can fix the 200 calories without much trouble -- no nilla wafers!<br><br><br><br>
This is what I ended up with:<br><br><br><br>
Fat - 30.5% (79 grams)<br><br>
Protein - 10.7% (63 grams)<br><br>
Carbohydrates - 55.4% (323 grams)<br><br>
Alcohol - 3.4% (11 grams)<br><br><br><br>
To me it seems like too many carbs as lately I have been a couch potato...(hurt IT band from running). What is everyone's suggestion for % of each category?<br><br><br><br>
Here's some info about me that might help...age 21, male, need to lose about 10-20 lbs. Lately very inactive. I'm not normally so lazy, I'm going to try to start strengthening my leg this weekend. Alcohol is not an every day occurence...<br><br><br><br>
Thanks for your help!
 

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As of lately I have no exercise routine while I'm trying to heal my IT band...its getting better though, it used to hurt just walking. Normally I would run 2-3 miles about 3 times per week as well as do some moderate strength training on those days immediately following the run.<br><br><br><br>
I'm sure I'll get destroyed for what I eat on a daily basis...haha...here is my<br><br>
list for the last two days, as thats all I've kept track of.<br><br><br><br>
Thursday:<br><br><br><br>
\t<b>Breakfast</b><br><br>
\tBread, Wheat 2 slices<br><br>
\tPeanut Butter, Smooth Style - With Salt<br><br>
\t<b>Lunch</b><br><br>
\tMichelina's Roasted Red Pepper Spaghetti (frozen box)<br><br>
\tcherry Coke<br><br>
\t<b>Dinner</b><br><br>
\tPersonal Pan Pizza Cheese Only - Pizza Hut<br><br>
\t3 Breadsticks w/ marinara<br><br>
\t<b>Snacks</b><br><br>
\tCoca-Cola classic<br><br>
\tNilla Wafers 2 servings ... uh 16?<br><br><br><br>
Friday:<br><br><br><br>
\t<b>Breakfast</b><br><br>
\tKELLOGG'S SMACKS ~1+ cup<br><br>
\tSilk Soymilk Vanilla ~less than 1 cup<br><br>
\t<b>Lunch</b><br><br>
\tSalad, Vegetable Lover's ~3 cups<br><br>
\tSalad Dressing, Kraft Ranch Dressing ~2tbsp<br><br>
\tMott's Apple Sauce Original 4oz<br><br>
\t<b>Dinner</b><br><br>
\tPotatoes, Boiled 1 cup<br><br>
\tCauliflower - Boiled, Drained, With Salt 1/2 cup<br><br>
\tVeggie burger with ketchup<br><br>
\tHamburger bun<br><br>
\tCheese Fries 1 cup<br><br>
\tPizza - With Cheese 2 small slices<br><br>
\tPowerade<br><br><br><br>
I know I eat too many convenience foods...and the sodas from Thursday aren't common, I forgot my water bottle that day. Haha I already know what everyone will say...I need to eat more fruits and vegetables!<br><br><br><br>
Let me have it!
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>vtgorilla</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><b>Dinner</b><br><br>
\tPotatoes, Boiled 1 cup<br><br>
\tCauliflower - Boiled, Drained, With Salt 1/2 cup<br><br>
\tVeggie burger with ketchup<br><br>
\tHamburger bun<br><br>
\tCheese Fries 1 cup<br><br>
\tPizza - With Cheese 2 small slices<br><br>
\tPowerade<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Let me have it!</div>
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How on earth do you fit all that in for dinner? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/huh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":confused:"> I would EXPLODE <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:">
 

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<b>Dinner</b><br><br>
\tPotatoes, Boiled 1 cup<br><br>
\tCauliflower - Boiled, Drained, With Salt 1/2 cup<br><br>
\tVeggie burger with ketchup<br><br>
\tHamburger bun<br><br>
\tCheese Fries 1 cup<br><br>
\tPizza - With Cheese 2 small slices<br><br>
\tPowerade<br><br><br><br>
This is a lot of starches at one sitting. Potatoes,hamburger bun, cheese fries, & pizza.
 

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This has nothing to do with your post, but I must say that...<br><br>
today... dun-dun-dun-daaaaa...<br><br>
I ate <b><span style="text-decoration:underline;">5000 calories</span></b>!!<br><br><br><br>
That's binge eating disorder for ya! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/shocked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:">
 

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You should be doing something for exercise such as an upper body routine, even if it's light.<br><br><br><br>
You may be getting enough calories for the day, but your intake is so spread out with only 3-4 meals your body is going to hang on to it. Eat 6 times per day. Get away from processed foods. Get away from cheese. Your fat intake for cutting should be about 20% (but not less).<br><br><br><br>
Here is some help for your meal planning:<br><br><a href="http://www.bodyforlife.com/nutrition/guidelines.asp" target="_blank">http://www.bodyforlife.com/nutrition/guidelines.asp</a>
 

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I went to that site and signed up. There are no meat subs listed, no tofurkey, yves, oh natural, etc. Im having a hell of a time finding things that Ive eaten on there. Anyone else had any luck?
 

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I registered at that site a while ago and was actually surprised to find as many veggie products as I did! There were a few items I had to add myself. But once you add it....it's there for the next time you eat it.<br><br><br><br>
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