Hi there -
That would be helpful for all of us, wouldn't it? Unfortunately, it would be really difficult to do that, what with everyone having different restrictions (low sodium, low carb, low sugar, sugar free, lactose intolerance, gluten free, etc.), allergies, taste preferences, cooking skills, and the like.
Perhaps visiting with a nutritionist would benefit you, so your diet can be personally tailored to you and your needs.
I'm sorry we can't be of more service.
I need help with a low fat, low carb diet. I apologize I did not put this in my first post....but am new at this and did not really think of all that you added, but you are right.
I'm looking for general help, so that I can to shop & also learn to eat healthier. As I feel it's never too late to learn, and our bodies can heal as long as we give it what it needs.
*1200 Calories (Low cal/ low carb) diet
*Meals are hard, as I don't know the do's and the don't(s).
*Do you have any suggestions, as this would really help me.
After(1200 calories) it should have said (low fat / low carb).... I'm sorry about that.
Hi there -
I'm going to move this to our Nutrition Community for you. Other members should be able to help.
The problem with this is that diet is a very individual thing. Many people in the weight loss biz are obsessed with calories, but that's not really the key to diet, although it is important. The key is how well you digest what you're eating and how quickly it metabolizes into sugar. Low carb low fat diets are mostly a fad that can work short term but is unhealthy long-term. Many high fat foods are quite essential to a healthy diet but aren't associated weight gain, such as fatty fish, nuts, seeds, and beans. Also, the most important element of a diet are vegetables, which are carbs, so a truly low carb diet would have few vegetables in it and would therefore be unhealthful for most of us. There's also a big different between whole grains and highly refined grains, which means that eating grains usually means white flour wheat to most people. That's not a calorie problem as much as a quick metabolizing to sugar problem, and unburnt sugar stores as fat. Whereas adding muscle through exercise makes a person heavier, but also healthier. So it's much more complicated than the fad pushers tell us. There are many different theories of nutrition, and many good books on these different theories. I'd say it's time to do some homework and then, if you wish, try to find a holistic nutritionist who can help you plan a diet that suits you and isn't generalized to some abstract population of fictional people. The reason I say holistic nutritionist is because you're ordinary nutritionist really doesn't usually know much about healthy diets -- they are the people, after all, who devise hospital and school and other institutional menus that nobody would regard as healthful.
Boy, I must be tired. Sorry for all the grammatical mistakes in the above!