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traineo Team
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Posted: February 01, 2008
It's just sandwich meat sliced very thinly. Look on the nutrition label. Almost all (sandwich) hams and turkeys are very low fat.
traineo Team
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Posted: February 01, 2008
Goodness, I didn't know that this topic would get so heated. So, Angie, please don't get angry, but do you subtract out the calories burned from eating fiber? I know people on Weight Watchers do that up to a point. You emphasized "net carbs" and I've heard people on Adkins talk about that, but I'm not exactly sure what you subtract out of total carbs to get net carbs.
traineo Guru
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Posted: February 02, 2008
It seems my simple question has stirred up a fight. Sorry about that.



Let's change the subject.



I think the amount of calories and the type of food (carbs, protein) should also depend on the type of exercise you do also. Counting only calorie may not yeild the best result. Right?



Say, if you want to lose weight mostly and not really into building muscle, you can have more calories from carbs instead of protein.
traineo Guru
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Posted: February 02, 2008
Angie,



Thanks - that is a good read. I have to say that for the last post, I didn't read the entire thread. You look like you really have done your homework! It is great to have people share their knowledge.
traineo Team
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Posted: February 03, 2008
Thanks Tim! I spent countless hours researching and trying to understand nutrition in college before I committed to any diet plan. I wanted to know how to get maximum results without damaging my body or losing muscle mass.



I really wish the school systems would place more emphasis on a proper nutritional education. Seriously, how much of what you know about PROPER nutrition did you learn in school? I bet very little, if any. I truly believe if we would teach our children the basics, (other than the four food groups) we would all be better off because we would know what we needed to do if we became a bit overweight. As it is now, most people are clueless. Seriously, I bet 80% of the population has no idea what foods have primarily carbs, fat, and protein. We only seem to learn that kind of stuff when we need to do something about our weight!
traineo Guru
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Posted: February 04, 2008
You are correct, the same can be said for basic financial concepts. The two things that seem to be the biggest issues in the US, and they don't teach them in school - but they do teach politics......... hmmmmm.
traineo Newbie
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Sep 15, 2007
Posted: February 04, 2008
Wow, a lot happens when you don't check this stuff regularly!



@Angie, regarding my training. My levels of exercise haven't changed since going to the trainer. Their philosophy seems to be step 1, get the body down to a lean size/break it down. Step 2, put on the muscle/build it up. I did indicate to them that I'm not concerned with getting huge and they may have a different approach for those people.



My exercise regime is basically play basketball once per week, hit the weights every couple of weeks or so (yeah yeah, not good) and if the scheduling works, do a little sparring with a buddy (boxing) every couple of weeks.



The body builders I've met tend to be more concerned with weights than cardio. Muscle will burn more calories than fat, so it's definitely a benefit to work out. And obviously cardio burns calories. However, as anyone who hits the treadmill for an hour per day and doesn't lose weight can attest, it's not all its cracked up to be. I'd say that 80% of weight loss is eating habits, and that means eating more, good food.



I'm still trying to get into a better habit of weights and cardio though as eating right may be 80% or weight loss, it doesn't cover a lot of the general health perks of exercise and those shouldn't be downplayed!



cheers,

Doug
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