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Old 02-04-2010, 08:11 PM   #1
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But where does one begin?

What I'm thinking about doing is giving myself some dietary goals to ease myself into eating better. First would be to eat a certain amount of grams of protein in a day, as well as a cup or two of veggies. Perhaps also forcing myself to drink 400mL of water every hour or two.

Do you ladies have any suggestions? How did you get started?

Also, how much protein should I shoot for? And what goals should I work toward after I'm able to master the ones above?
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Old 02-04-2010, 08:21 PM   #2
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Well the US RDA for protein is 50 grams per day, not sure if there a reason you think you aren't getting enough.

I think striving for a balanced diet is really key. When I first started eating healthier, I cut out a lot of oils, added sugars and added in veggies, some fruits and whole grains. I also eat a lot of legumes as they are high in fiber and nutritious.
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Old 02-04-2010, 08:26 PM   #3
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I think it's great to increase your veggies. How about trying to decrease processed foods? The more you eat fresh, home made foods, the better. I cut out cheese, red meat and refined sugar. I also started keeping track of my calories (which sounds tedious, but is actually really easy now). I recommend finding a plan that works for you. Think back to what you have done in the past and see what worked and what didn't. I personally don't believe in a high protein diet. I try to put more emphasis on healthy grains and veggies with an average amount of protein. I know that's not very scientific, but it's what works for me. Another thing I discovered about myself is that I need to start the day with pure protein. I eat an organic chicken hot dog that is 70 calories and I now it's not a magical breakfast, but it sets the mood for the day and is perfect since I workout in the mornings. Everyone is different though and it sounds like you're just searching for some answers. I hope you find them.
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