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12 Sep 2006

Moderation
Dear Dietdoc
Please could you give me some advise.
I use to weight 45kg - I am 1.51m in the past i use to eat very high fibre / low fat diet and low protein.
I know this was not ideal - also did moderate excercise 3 times a week.

Now I moved and gained 3kg althou some of it is muscle which i know you need and are happy with - I dont like the way of thinking I have developed. You hear so many things about what to eat how much to excercise and its a constant battle.

I would like to return to my MODERATION IS THE KEY! way of thinking.

Do you think High Fibre / low fat diet is the best way to go and how much protein do you really need?

If i do 30 minutes cardio mondays - fridays mix in with a bit of circuit now and again is that enough for a bit of toning up?

At the moment I am clueless.
I do carry a bit of excess fat, even thou my BMI is right.
I am 28years, 1.51, weight 49kg and my body fat is about 23%.

Actually I just want to be healthy ... and have an healthy eating plan.

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DietDoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear Kasandra
Firstly your present BMI of 21,5 is ideal, so you do not carry any excess fat as is reflected by your body fat% of 23 (1% lower than the normal body fat% for adult women who are not elite athletes). I do think that a high-fibre-, low-fat, moderate protein diet is ideal. The RDA for protein is 56 g per day for adults, so you do not need to ingest excessive amounts of protein, just stick to that moderate approach and you will be fine. Your exercise schedule is also good with a nice balance of cardio and circuit.
Keep up the good work
DietDoc
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