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Old 03-06-2005, 10:20 AM   #1
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question about balanced meals...

So far ive been dieting and excercising but in my diet, ive been having only fruits vegetables(salad) and meat. No bread or rice at all maybe only 1 slice of wheat bread a day sometimes. Do i need more brown rice or wheat bread in my diet to have a balanced meal and lose more weight? I know my excercise is good for sure but its just my diet i need help with.

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Old 03-06-2005, 11:38 AM   #2
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Re: question about balanced meals...

I was told by my trainer to follow the food pyramid and to make sure to eat bread. Wheat bread that is. Of course everyone's diet is different but I think that adding a little bit more bread to your diet will be healthy. And remember one slice of bread equals one serving. And stick to wheat bread.

Old 03-06-2005, 06:20 PM   #3
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Re: question about balanced meals...

pfft ya! u need at least 8 servings of grains per day hunny!

Old 03-08-2005, 03:54 AM   #4
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Re: question about balanced meals...

a balanced diet is one that includes ALL food groups. (sorry if i'm stepping on any atkin's dieters toes) you should have several servings of carbs a day. its good to cut back as eating too much of anything isn't good. i'd stick with whole grain foods rather than the bleached/processed ones...they're better for you and will help yo ufeel more full...

Old 03-08-2005, 06:21 AM   #5
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Re: question about balanced meals...

personally, i dont agree with ne of those "low carb" diets or those "drink juice for 3 days straight!" or w/e. none of them work and they are so not healthy. i honestly think the healthy and proper way to lose weight is yes, eat balanced meals with all food groups with excercise. yes, it takes like months, but for ur health's sake its worth it at the end

Old 03-08-2005, 10:24 AM   #6
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Re: question about balanced meals...

surftrat, Do you feel like you need more grain?

Granted I'm in the low-carbing camp, which of course colors my opinion, but in addition I have a particular aversion to the grain recommendations on the food pyramid (which is 6 (six) to 11 servings per day) which for many people means eating a lot of wheat. I continue to wait for someone to tell me what the grains contribute that cannot be gotten elsewhere in more nutritionally dense foods for less calories.

If you do feel the need for more substance, you might want to think about that brown rice, or oats or even rye, before eating more wheat. Cutting back on wheat is a recommendation that shows up in a number of weight reduction plans, not just low-carbing either. There are also legumes/lentils and root vegetables if you want something starchy.

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