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15 Aug 2007

Loose body fat and tone
Hi Doc,

I am currently wanting to loose weight and then tone. So i do 3-5 nights cardio for app 1 hour. Once i have lost all my weight i am going to do circuit and weights. I am just wondering if my diet is ok?

Breakfast: 1/2 cup oats with protein shake or 2 slices whole wheat (low GI) bread and fishpaste or 3 egg whites.

Snack: Protein shake

Lunch: chicken breast / 1/2 cup brown rice / Green veg or whatever we had for din previous night (mince & pasta). Or i will alternate between provitas and egg whites or whole wheat bread and egg whites or a tuna salad etc.

Snack: Protein shake

Dinner: mince & pasta / chicken breast, brown rice or potato in a jacket with veg / chicken salad / steak and potatoe and veg or salad etc.

My fats consist of olive oil (only cook with it). Or a provita after my meal with peanut butter.

I am currently weighing 56kg and my body fat is 25%

Thank you
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Sports Nutrition
Sports nutrition

01 Jan 0001

Hi V

Your diet looks mostly good, however try to focus on eating lower GI carbs and watch the fat intake for some of the foods.

Make the following changes:
Fishpaste is very low in protein vesus the 3 egg whites – maybe add a boiled egg white to the fishpaste.
Try and stay away from the bread and pastas – rather opt for a mix of rice and lentils, or even better eat lentils or chic peas on their own.
Give mince a skip unless it is ostrich or chicken mince.
Eat red meat only once a week unless it is ostrich or pork fillet.
Replace the potato with sweet potato.

Visit the GI foundations of SA’s website for more info on the glycemic index of foods.

Good luck! You will do just fine!

Take care.
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