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Balanced Oxidizer Question


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Hey All.. On my quest to learn about nutritional health, I came across the test to find out what type of oxidizer I am (http://www.cbn.com/LivingTheLife/Store/bookSa mples/WinningbyLosing_excerpt.aspx)

It says that I am a balanced oxidizer and I should be eating 40/30/30... 40% carbs, 30% Proteins and 30% fats.

Can you guys give meal suggestions that follow that pattern?

Also... can you tell me how to calculate that?... math is not my strong point! ha ha ha

I have lost 65 pounds and it has been pretty consistent and constant, but this past week I just put on two pounds and I have no idea why... so I'm trying to make sure I'm doing everything right!

Thanks for your help!!!

Nicole

Edited Apr 12 2013 22:18 by coach_k
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You can go nuts trying to 'eat to the numbers' and there is no magic formula for eating properly.  Get a good range of foods, enjoy what you eat and you'll be healthy.  If all your meals follow this pattern, it's a good start...


1/2 plate... vegetables/salads

1/4 plate... lean proteins (meat/fish/beans/tofu)

1/4 plate ... wholegrains (wholemeal bread, brown rice etc)

a teaspoon or two of olive oil or butter

plus a few portions of fruit and dairy products each day

It turns out that I am also a balanced oxidizer but didn't know it! I have been eating this way (40/30/30) and losing weight successfully for quite a while. I have tried other ratios, but this one works best for me.

Anyway, here is what a typical day looks like for me. I eat about 1400 cals, although on my workout days I increase that amount somewhat. This comes out pretty close 40/30/30. Figuring it out exactly is kind of a big effort, but just try to eat one serving of bread, rice, or other starchy carb, one serving of fat, and 3-4 servings (oz) of protein and throw in some veggies and fruit for each meal and you will probably do fine. If you want to figure out how many cals you can eat of each type. Take your total number of cals and multiply by the percentage of each macronutrient. So if you typically eat 1400 cals per day, then 40% of that would be 560 cals of carb, 30% would be 420 cals of each (protein and fat.) I hope that makes sense. Anyway, here is what I typically eat in a day.  It's actually a ton of food and sometimes I can't barely eat it all, but it works so I'm not messing with it.

 

Breakfast

1 hardboiled egg

3/4 c blueberries

1/2 c low carb yogurt

4 ak mak (whole wheat crackers)

1/2 T natural peanut butter

 

Snack

8 cashews (almonds are better but I'm allergic)

5 oz low sodium V8

1 piece of fruit or mini box of raisins

 

Lunch

3 oz chicken breast

1 cup raw veggies or a small salad

8 olives or 1/2 T of olive oil/balsamic vinegar

1/2 whole wheat bagel

 

Snack

1 slice of whole wheat bread

2 oz turkey breast

1 cup veggies

8 oz fat free milk

 

Dinner

4 oz salmon or lean beef

small salad or 1 cup cooked veggies

1/8 of an avocado

1/2 c brown rice

1 piece of fruit

 

Snack

8 oz milk or 1/2 cup low carb yogurt

 

 

 

Thanks for your help... I don't know that I really get it still, but I'm just trying to have a little bit of everything! =)

Thanks for your help... I don't know that I really get it still, but I'm just trying to have a little bit of everything! =)

Your "analysis" button will give you percentages for the day.

you should try www.livestrong.com ...u can put everything u eat in and it calculates it for u...it's really great!

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So if you where to eat 1400 cals a day like kashicat you would calculate how much to eat of Carbs, Protein, and Fat like this.

divide daily calorie count by percent for each category. (40% equals 0.40)

1400/0.40 = 560 cals of Carbs.

1400/0.30 = 420 cals of Protein

1400/0.30 = 420 cals of Fat

Since labels don't itemize Calories like that we can then calculate how many grams that is for each category. 

Carbs: 1g = 4 cals (so 560/4 = 140g of Carbs per day)

Protein: 1g = 4cals (so 420/4 = 105g of Protein per day)

Fat: 1g = 9cals (so 420/9 = 47g of Fat per day)

 

There you have it. You can follow that two step formula for any daily value of calories and find out how many grams of Carbs, Protein, and Fat you need per day.

Remember to always eat like this at every meal and snack if you are a balanced oxidizer otherwise it won't do much good.

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