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Posted by: Dylan | 2012-05-11

carbs and chicken

Hi

How many carbs portions should a avg female have a day , i really like bread ( i only eat wholewheat or a low gi - seeded) sometimes i have toast for breakfast , a sandwhich for lunch and maybe evern toast for dinner. I do have snacks fruit and on toast i normally have cottage cheese tomtoes or egg whites , sandwhich can be chicken and avo or tuna salad or something is this ok .

Also chicken , if i buy a whole chicken and cook it ( with the skin on) and then when remove the skin and eat the breast is it the same as cooking and eating a filleted chicken breast.

Sometimes its just convient to buy a pre made chicken and i eat that portion and my husband can have the rest, but surely that fat form the skin has cooked into the breast???

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Dear Dylan
If we consider that a balanced diet for an average female should provide approx. 8400 kJ of energy of which 10-15% should come from protein (50 to 74 g/day), not more than 30% should come from healthy fats (68 g/day) and 55 to 60% should come from carbohydrates (272 g to about 300 g) and the average carb portion varies between 30g per slice of bread to 125 g per 1/2 cup of cooked starch, then this works out to about 6 servings a day. If you decide to have your carbohydrates in the form of wholewheat or low-GI bread then that is fine as you are eating it with healthy low fat foods. If you roast a chicken in such a way that the fat in the skin drips down and can be discarded and you then removed the skin, it should not make the meat particularly fatty. The fat will not actually seep into the protein of the breast.
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DietDoc

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Posted by: DietDoc | 2012-05-11

Dear Dylan
If we consider that a balanced diet for an average female should provide approx. 8400 kJ of energy of which 10-15% should come from protein (50 to 74 g/day), not more than 30% should come from healthy fats (68 g/day) and 55 to 60% should come from carbohydrates (272 g to about 300 g) and the average carb portion varies between 30g per slice of bread to 125 g per 1/2 cup of cooked starch, then this works out to about 6 servings a day. If you decide to have your carbohydrates in the form of wholewheat or low-GI bread then that is fine as you are eating it with healthy low fat foods. If you roast a chicken in such a way that the fat in the skin drips down and can be discarded and you then removed the skin, it should not make the meat particularly fatty. The fat will not actually seep into the protein of the breast.
Best regards
DietDoc

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