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should have a certain quantity of carbohydrate foods at each meal, and a
certain quantity of protein foods with each carbohydrate serving. These
figures are calculated from a daily calorie level that is determined by your
bodyweight. From this calorie level Dreamshape
can calculate a percentage in grams, of daily carbohydrate and protein
quantities, subtracting so many grams for common everyday foods, milk being
the most common one: one pint, half a pint etc. We have not written down
within this website the method for how we calculate the daily calories, but
will explain if requested.
may be times when you will want to calculate your own quantities of different
foods, which are determined by the foods you have available at the time. If
you are using, or have been used to using ounces in your cooking, you have
probably noticed that many foods have their nutritional information written in
amounts of carbohydrate, protein etc. per 100 grams. You can use the Dreamshape
method to calculate how many grams of carbohydrate, protein etc, are in one
ounce of a chosen food.
amounts of different foods are calculated with regard to your bodyweight and
the type of lifestyle followed (work, leisure etc). This means that you can
have more “cheat” days without undue setbacks. Rather than
counting calories all the time, calories will only be used to calculate grams
per day, of carbohydrates, for energy; protein, for muscle and body tissue
repair, and unsaturated fat, for general health of the body, joints and using
fat soluble vitamins.
diets advise people to measure out percentages of foods using a plate, i.e.,
60 percent of a food equals two thirds of a plate. This method however is too
random as different foods have different nutritional values e.g., boiled
potatoes have 5 grams of carbohydrate per ounce but pasta has 20.
We have found that a difference of as little as five percent in the amount of
food eaten can make a difference between losing fat or not losing fat. This
also applies to protein foods. When eating meals it is best to have 4-6
smaller meals per day instead of 3 large meals, as this keeps the body's
digestive system working more efficiently, just like a car is more efficient
if kept working rather than stopping and starting.