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Old 10-10-2009, 04:08 PM   #8
Arctic Mama
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I have also found I lose better with higher complex carb intake. My carbs are often in the 45-60% range and I lose weight and feel best like that. Thing is, they are not simple carbs most of the time - they are whole grains, fruits, and veggies. THAT is what makes me healthy - low carb diets just don't agree with me and my metabolism. Lean protein, scant dairy, and heavy on the plants with some grains on the side (like homemade whole grain bread, quinoa, brown rice, etc) is the best for me.


I agree keeping a food log is so important - it reveals a lot about one's daily choices and how their body metabolizes various nutrients. Everyone is so different, and no one approach (besides a basic understanding of energy burn equations and a diet that does not create malnourshment) works for everyone.
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