Monday, July 10, 2006

Health and the Writer By Camy Tang

Whether you’re a writer who also works a full-time job or are a busy stay-at-home-mom, it’s hard to stay healthy. I researched and figured out a bunch of tips and tricks to help me stay in shape without carving out of my precious writing time. I also found some tips to help me have just general better health. Pick and choose which of these will work for you.

Carbohydrate ratios.

Raphael Calzadilla from recommends that for each meal, no more than 55% of the calories should be from carbohydrates. It’s calories, not portion. So it DOESN’T mean that 45% of your plate is protein and fat and 55% is carbohydrates (starch and vegetables). Protein and fats have a lot more calories per ounce than carbohydrates, so portion-wise, it’ll be different depending on what you’re eating.

Denise Austin gives a good rule of thumb, especially if you’re eating out. Divide your plate like a pie. Half should be vegetables. One quarter should be starch. One quarter should be meat or protein.



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