Counting calories are important, but knowing what ratio of protein, fats, and carbs you should eat can go a long way.
What are the benefits of eating in the right ratios?
Many diets focus on a single food group as the basis of the entire diet. However, these diets may then each have their own set of negative effects. The best is to keep to a balanced way of eating, making sure that you get the right amounts of the respective food groups.
Following a balanced diet ensures that you get your needed vitamins, minerals, and nutrients.
Not only is it good for weight loss, but it can also help get you into the habit of eating balanced, which means that you can improve your long-term overall health.
What should my ratios look like?
When you break it down, the ratios protein, fats, and carbs should look like this:
- Protein: Between 10 and 35 percent.
- Fats: Between 20 and 35 percent.
- Wholegrain carbohydrates: Between 45 and 65 percent.
An acceptable balanced diet is 20 percent of your calories from proteins, 30 percent from fats and 50 percent from carbohydrates. This translates into a ratio of 0.4 – 0.6 – 1.
What types of food should I include in my diet?
To fulfil your protein needs, eat lean meats and beans. Grill salmon, chicken, extra-lean beef or vegetarian burgers are great sources of protein.
Good sources of healthy fats are avocados, olive oil, fatty fish, and nuts.
Whole grain carbohydrates are found in plant foods, like wheat.
Make sure you are eating complex carbohydrates, which last longer in the bloodstream and keep you fuller for longer. Avoid the simple carbohydrates found in sweets, sugar and refined carbohydrates.
Other foods such as plums, nuts, plantains and beans are good sources of carbohydrates.
Begin your day with a breakfast containing mainly carbohydrates to help fulfil your dietary requirement of eating about 50 percent of your calories from this source.
Download the FREE Manna Diet e-book for menu and recipe examples. You can reduce your daily calorie intake by replacing 1 to 2 meals per day with the Manna Low GI Shake. If you drink the shake with full cream milk, the total calorie value is about 250. Also, the shake will help to curb food cravings and suppress appetite in a natural way, without starving you. This is surely the tastiest way to lose weight – the healthy way.
In addition to keeping your ratios in a healthy range, limit foods with:
- Excess sodium
- Refined sugars
- Unhealthy saturated and trans fats
Read the food labels of processed foods to make the healthiest choice.
You should also include regular exercise into your weight-loss efforts to burn calories and lose weight more rapidly.
Manna Low GI Shake
The Manna Low GI Shake is ranked as one of the best products to curb food and sugar cravings and to help the body to require less insulin. The Shake is available in 3 delicious flavours and you can replace 1 to 2 meals per day for effective and healthy weight loss.
Our NEW Manna Low GI Shake is formulated to allow you to skip a meal without losing the needed nutrients and energy, helping you lose weight in an easy and effective way. It also helps manage your blood sugar levels.
The NEW Manna Low GI Shake comprises of 6 ingredients which are high in fibre, protein, and minerals like calcium, magnesium and potassium. Our shake has been proven to help curb food cravings, suppress appetite, and satisfy you for longer.
It couldn’t be easier to lose weight.
All you do is choose your favourite flavour of Manna Low GI Shake, add it to milk, water or juice, mix it and there you have a healthy meal in a glass. As simple as that!
We don’t use any artificial sweeteners or preservatives. The new Shake is gluten-free, lactose-free, Non-GMO, soy-free. Also, the shake is suitable for Vegan’s, Vegetarians and Diabetics.
Benefits of the Manna Low GI Shake
- High in fiber
- Low GI
- Stops Cravings
- High Enough Nutritional Value to be regarded as a Meal Replacement
- The only shake which contains Essential Sugars (“Glyco-Nutrients”)
- Cholesterol Free
- Gluten Free
- Provides Energy, without Fattening
- Helps to Control Blood Sugar Levels
- Organic & Natural
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