We've all tried a daily diet plan at some point or another and I know you've read many of those diet plans in magazines and on the internet, but the fact is that they aren't created equal...
As you know, humans weren't created equal either - we come in all kinds of different shapes, sizes and walks of life and, fortunately for you, you ended up on this website reading about how to improve your health. Well, my friend, you've come to the right place!
I've already stated the key concept of this page - we're all different! Does this mean we should all be force-fed the same diet? Absolutely not! A large man with a KFC credit card shouldn't consume the same diet as a marathon runner. Seems obvious, right?
It really is, but this is exactly why fad diets aren't very efficient. Not everyone reacts equally to the same diet! You should have a diet that reflects your lifestyle and your goals. For example, do you want to lose weight and some flab in the process? Or do you want to gain weight (muscle) and make some serious progress in the gym? Do you have a large build or smaller build?
|Before reading further, I would highly recommend reading about the general concepts of eating healthy. This will give you the tools needed to interpret the daily diet plan chart. This will alleviate most of your questions about the different values in the chart and whether or not it they are appropriate for you.|
I've come across an amazing chart to help you decide how much and what to eat per day. Basically, it's a daily diet plan to help get you on the right track. I've laid it out here for your benefit.
But remember, there is no such thing as a secret diet that will burn fat for you. As with any other diet, this one will only work if you also follow some sort of exercise program.
Be careful, don't bind yourself to the numbers on this chart! You'll want to modify it based on the intensity of your strength training routine. Throughout this site I've given many tips on starting your own workout program and sticking with it!
You need to consider your goals - do you want to gain or lose weight? I-ve written a page to help you create your own fitness goals. After making some goals, use some of the other tips on starting a strength training program and starting a daily diet plan to get you in great shape!
Please bear in mind that this chart is meant to demonstrate trends. What I mean is, you can determine your needs based on whatever your weight is and your goals (yes, even the ladies)! For example, for every 5 pounds of weight, you'll need 77 more calories, 4g protein, 2g fat and 11g of carbohydrates. Again, please read the section on eating healthy prior to interpretation of this chart.
Let's think about the basics here. Remember that 1g of carbs gives you 4 calories, 1g protein gives 4 calories, and 1g fat gives 9 calories.
Now, if you move incremently down the chart (i.e. every 5 pounds), you'll noticed that each consecutive line results in an increase of 77 calories, 4g protein, 2g fat and 11g of carbs...
4g protein x 4 cals/g = 16 cals/4g protein
2g fat x 9 cals/g = 18 cals/2g fat
11g carbs x 4 cals/g = 44 cals/11g carbs
16 cals + 18 cals + 44 cals = 77 calories!
This reflects a 20% protein, 23% fat and 57% carb diet!
Check it out!
|Weight Loss Diet||Weight Gain Diet|
|Your Weight (lbs.)||Calories||Protein (g)||Fat (g)||Carbs (g)||Calories||Protein (g)||Fat (g)||Carbs (g)|
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