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This is a discussion on nutrition book within the Diet and Nutrition forums, part of the Nutrition Forums category;; Does anyone know of a good book or can someoe sum up for me how much Fats and sugars I ...

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08-14-2009, 06:36 PM
 Catheite naynay's Profile Fields Join Date: Jan 2009 Posts: 105
 nutrition book

Does anyone know of a good book or can someoe sum up for me how much Fats and sugars I should allow in my diet and it still be considered a healthy amount?
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08-14-2009, 07:18 PM
 Cathlete JodelleFitzh20's Profile Fields Join Date: May 2008 Posts: 528 Blog Entries: 8

Hi, NayNay, there are a lot of good nutrition books out there. One of my favorites is "You are What you Eat" by Gillian McKeith, who is a holistic nutrition and the host of "You are What you Eat" on the BBC channel.

As far as fats and sugars, you first need to figure out what YOUR body needs. Many people and books set standards and guidelines, but until you figure up what your caloric needs are based on your height, weight, age and activity level, those guidelines are just that...guidelines which are good, but don't always work for everyone.

The formula below, the Harris Benedict Formula will help you figure up your caloric needs, then beyond that you then decide a good ratio that will work for you as far as how many carbs, fats, and proteins you want to consume. One that works for many of my clients is 40% calories from carbs, 30% calories from fat, 30% calories from protein.

Step 1- calculating the BMR

The following table enables calculation of an individuals Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR).

BMR calculation for women BMR = 655 + ( 4.35 x weight in pounds ) + ( 4.7 x height in inches ) - ( 4.7 x age in years )

Step 2 - applying the Harris-Benedict Principle

The following table enables calculation of an individuals recommended daily calorie intake to maintain current weight:
Little to no exercise Daily calories needed= BMR x 1.2
Light exercise 1-3 days per week) Daily calories needed= BMR x 1.375
Moderate exercise (3-5 days per week) Daily calories needed= BMR x 1.55
Heavy exercise (6-7 days per week) Daily calories needed= BMR x 1.725
Very heavy exercise (twice per day, extra heavy workouts) Daily calories needed= BMR x 1.9

Work this up and then just email me and I'll help you further if I can. I know it's confusing, but I'm here to help you if I can. Let me know!!
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08-14-2009, 11:28 PM
 Cathlete JodelleFitzh20's Profile Fields Join Date: May 2008 Posts: 528 Blog Entries: 8

Also, keep in mind once you work up your equation, that is your maintenance level, or the level at which you will maintain the weight you are at. To lose weight you will subtract 300-500 calories from your maintenance level, and that way you can see 1-2 lbs of weight drop per week....
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08-15-2009, 07:49 AM
 Catheite naynay's Profile Fields Join Date: Jan 2009 Posts: 105

thanks so much Jodelle! It says 2,440

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