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Offline Matthew Wang

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Diet Revamp Assitance
« on: November 21, 2010, 09:48:48 PM »
I've decided I want to start eating a lot healthier, as I realize my diet has turned to lots, and lots, and lots of crap lately. Healthy food will make me feel better.

I'm not trying to lose weight, just eat healthy. Gain weight? That would be nice, as I'm a light person for my size (5'9" at 140lbs), but since I'm not a weightlifter and more of a bodyweight training guy, I don't think it would be too much muscle I'd be gaining.

I've already read EMI "How to get started article" http://www.eatmoveimprove.com/2009/05/eating-right-how-to-get-started/
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Fitness Spotlights article: http://www.fitnessspotlight.com/2008/6/4/nutrition-101-the-one-rule-to-remember/


Fitness Spotlight's article makes things very simple to me: Just eat real food. Regardless of quantity and what kind, if you eat real food, you should be just fine. That's what it sounds like to me. But it is true? I know a variety of foods is better, but it doesn't sound like eating lots of only so many real foods would HURT you.

Sure, you've outlined what you should try and get with each meal in EMI. But it's hard to always have that much of each, especially everyday. Because of this difficulty, I'm wondering how important it is to get specific quantities of each food group.

    For example, let's say you had lots of meat one day, medium fruit, and no vegetables. The next day you get low meat, and low vegetables. Then just lots of vegetables. Would this have a negative impact? Or just a less positive impact? But overall, still positive and good for you?

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Re: Diet Revamp Assitance
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2010, 06:34:46 AM »
Eat for relative balance between protein, carbs, fat

Fistful of meat at every meal, a couple servings of fruit or veggie, and some type of good fat souce like nuts, Fatty meat works too, better if its grassfed..
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