The average woman needs a minimum 60g protein per day and at least the same amount of carbohydrate for weight loss. If you stick to around 1000-1200 cals per day you will generally lose ½-1 kg per week. Men need around 80g of protein and carbs and 1200-1500 cals.
Recent media attention on this subject caused quite a stir, and fairly so. OsteoporosisAustraliahas responded by looking at the research and has come up with a “no – keep taking your supplements”.
Did your tuna kill a sea turtle on its way to the supermarket?
Imagine you are a car and your blood stream is your petrol tank. Blood sugar is your fuel. Forget foods from animal origin like meat, chicken, egg, cheese and fish, they don’t affect your fuel system – think of them as air for the tyres. Neither does fat – its oil for your engine.
It’s too late to comment on the new Australian Guide to Healthy Eating but you may like to take a peek. Every decade or so a panel of experts review and update what becomes the foundation of nutrition policy in schools, nursing homes, institutions and healthy eating campaigns.
Healthy vegetarian eating is not “meat and veg without the veg.” Forget the low carb diet too as the proteins in grain foods are critical to complete the plant based protein sources. Plus….you gotta eat legumes every day (lentils, tofu, chickpeas, homus, falafel, baked beans, 3 bean mix etc..). Toss out the refined carbs too as they wont give you enough nutrients. Choose grainy breads and cereals.