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    Could you point me in the right direction?

    Hi. I`m looking for the page where it will tell me what percentages I should shoot for when it comes to protein,fat and carbs. My goal is ultimate health and fitness. I need to lose some body fat and I already eat pretty clean. I put my daily food intake into Nutrimirror each day so I can see where I sit. And where does red wine fit in? I haven`t had any since Monday but I like a glass at the end of the day. Thanks for any help.
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    You can find everything that you're looking for from there:

    http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/

    But I don't recommend shooting for any percentages, you really don't have to do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krassi View Post
    You can find everything that you're looking for from there:

    http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/

    But I don't recommend shooting for any percentages, you really don't have to do that.
    Thank you. Then how do I know if I`m eating the right things?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pattyd View Post
    Thank you. Then how do I know if I`m eating the right things?
    Hunger/appetite and tracking progress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Funkadelic Flash View Post
    Hunger/appetite and tracking progress.
    Progress being how I feel and what the tape measurement reveals right?
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    What krassi said. Figure out a daily goal for grams of protein per day (the standard recommendation is 0.5-1g per lb of lean body mass: on the higher end if lifting weights and looking to pack muscle, on the lower range otherwise), grams of carbohydrate per day (start with 50-100 if wanting to lose weight, 100-150 otherwise), then let fat take up the rest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pattyd View Post
    Progress being how I feel and what the tape measurement reveals right?
    Correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pattyd View Post
    Thank you. Then how do I know if I`m eating the right things?
    Welcome!

    This more specific link should help:
    http://www.marksdailyapple.com/the-p...ate-continuum/

    Many folks lose fat in the 50-100 g of carb range. Some of us (me included) do better just under 50 g.
    It's easier initially to drop the carbs if your fat is around 65-70%--but ease into it gently--and if you feel better on less, that's perfectly fine.
    Protein recommendations are generally between 15 and 30% of calories--depends again on your body's needs.

    Alcohol is a separate category.

    Feel free to check out my FitDay and other folks' journals if you need some inspiration.

    The main thing to remember is that your body's metabolism is unique--so trial & error will be your best friend in finding Primal foods that work for you!

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    Thank you so much guys!! I really appreciate it and I`m sure on this endeavor I will have more questions as I progress and learn. Nutrition and health is very important to me and I want to do the best by my body
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