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how to be slim???
alexvilla
#1 Posted : Sunday, September 25, 2011 2:43:16 PM(UTC)
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Hi all:

Well, I've been exercising the last year, I'm watching my diet and daily calories are more or less attached to my BMR plus exercise, however, I can not have the athletic body that i want, my IMC is fine, but the % body fat can not get it down from 18%, what percentage of each macronutrient to consume should come down and be thin, last week for example i ate 50% of carb, 13% fat and the rest is protein.

thanks
rkattouf
#2 Posted : Monday, September 26, 2011 4:00:01 AM(UTC)

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Hello alexvilla, thank you for your question.

There are many factors that need to be aligned in order to become leaner; for example:
1- the proper type and frequency of weight training/resistance training
2- the proper heart rate in training
3- the proper rest and recovery and amount of sleep
4- the proper eating frequency
5- the proper nutrient timing
6- the proper macro nutrient combination (which you mention in your question)
7- the proper total calories

As you can see, getting lean is much more complex than just the right amount of macro nutrients. Yes, the macro nutrient percentages are definitely one of the many important pieces of the puzzle. This varies slightly based on each individuals needs and goals.

If you would like to discuss this in more detail, feel free to contact me; my contact information is below.

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simonjagassar
#3 Posted : Friday, November 04, 2011 3:13:43 PM(UTC)
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Location: Toronto

alexvilla;784954 wrote:
Hi all:

Well, I've been exercising the last year, I'm watching my diet and daily calories are more or less attached to my BMR plus exercise, however, I can not have the athletic body that i want, my IMC is fine, but the % body fat can not get it down from 18%, what percentage of each macronutrient to consume should come down and be thin, last week for example i ate 50% of carb, 13% fat and the rest is protein.

thanks


how to be slim ? HARD WORK !

there is a lot information from your post that needs to be addressed. What is your current weight, what exercising have you been doing ? how closely have you been watching your diet ? expand on that ? what is your daily caloric limit , snacks, overall exercise etc etc.? A lot people I know, think they are doing everything right, but in the end are simply not burning off more than they eat. They simply don't spend enough time burning calories. The more info you have, the better we can offer assistance.

i know its difficult. I'm 40 and finding my metabolism is slower than ever. I have invested some time into a nutrionist and she had some great pearls of wisdom that worked for me right from the start. Maybe you should do the same ?
I did this;
-audited my cupboards and pantries and got rid of the junk
-snacks are rices and celery
-cut out all sugars (ie stopped drinking tropicana juice due to its sugar count)
-cut out ingesting any refined sugar. I simply eat organic sugar
-absolutely no junk food allowed during the week. A little bit allowed on the weekends.

It made a difference. Not only do I have to watch my diet and daily caloric intake, but I found I'm eating exact portions. No more maybe less. I find that takes the most difficult to get used to. I'm hungry after each meal and even go to bed hungry. The key for me was I was eating more than I was burning off. Eating till i was full. Not good. After 8pm eating, I've stopped..

I can go and on and on, but I'll leave it at that for the moment.



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