Eat Less Carbohydrate, Less Fat, Less Protein to Lose Weight

 

 

 

Let's get back to basics:

  • To lose weight, you need to eat fewer calories. 
     

  • You won't lose weight by just cutting out one type of food (carbohydrates, fats, or protein) and eating more of another - you need the right balance of nutrients and fewer calories overall to burn off your body fat.

  • As long as you achieve a consistent reduction in calories, you'll lose weight  whether it comes from eating less fat, less protein, or less carbohydrate. But what's the right mix?

 How we balance your calories and nutrition for healthy weight loss

At A Personal Dietitian, the first step in creating individual's PersonalDiets is to calculate the amount of total calories the individual needs to eat to achieve their personal goal. Next, we figure out a healthy mix of fat, protein, and carbohydrate for each person (based on health needs and personal eating lifestyle). Then we take those values and figure out the right mix of foods that will achieve the right balance of protein, fat, and carbohydrate - after all, we eat food, not nutrients! That mix of foods becomes a "blueprint" for your diet plan.

 

A Personal Dietitian uses a very simple way to help you get that correct balance of carbohydrate, fat, protein, and calories. We use a system that puts similar foods into specific groups (like grains, fruits, lean protein choices, fats, etc.) You get a specific number of servings of each type of food based on your particular diet plan goals - we figure that out for you. By eating the right amount of each group, you'll be assured of getting not only the right amount of calories, but the right balance of fat, protein, and carbohydrate for your needs. This kind of system has been used by nutrition professionals for a long time and was especially helpful for people who needed to balance the amount of carbohydrate in their diet (because each food group is very specific in the amount of carbohydrate in each serving). But in the past, it was harder for people to use - it just wasn't simple enough and people had to look up information on their own once they got their diet and it didn't consider the importance of different sources of carbohydrates (like fiber, etc)!

The difference now is that A Personal Dietitian does all the planning, calculating, and balancing for you and supports your plan with extensive online information that you can get all in one place, our member's site. We give you your "blueprint" but it's not rigid and limited like most diets. Now you can get a diet plan that gives you the advantage of getting the right balance of foods (not just calories or cutting carbs or fats - it's a plan for good health and good weight control). It's actually flexible and easy to make your own substitutions because of the technology we use to put this together into a simple plan. Our meal plans are specifically balanced at each meal and snack with a mix of healthy carbohydrates along with fat and protein, but you still have lots of choices so that you can easily substitute your preferred foods. You can go out to restaurants, eat with your family members or housemates and choose with confidence because we help you make the right choices - a simple plan with help and support from experts in nutrition, and you're on your way to eating right in any situation.

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