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Old 11-18-2007, 11:02 PM   #15
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S/C/G: 209/209/160

Height: 5'9


Ok, no, no, no, no! We need a serious re-evaluation over here!

Oatmeal for brekkie, fruit and cottage cheese for lunch, more fruit and then 130 cals of lentil soup for dinner? This is a recipe for disaster!!! You're starving yourself and that really is counterproductive for weight loss.

10 grams of fat is only 90 calories from fat a day (a gram of fat has 9 calories, protein and carbs have 4). In a 1200 calorie diet, that's about 13% of calories from fat--you can probably go as high as 20-25% without incident. But fat grams are relative. More important over all are your actual calories consumed and expended.

I recommend calorie counting. Go sign up for an account at Fitday or the Daily Plate and start tracking what you eat. Depending on your height, weight and age, you should be able to lose on between 1200 and 2000 calories a day. There is no good reason for you to be eating so little, really! It won't help in the long run (especially if you're driven to eating something as nutritionally void as pretzels to keep starvation at bay!) No starving!!!
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