meal planning

I have been trying to sort my diet out now for a few weeks but I have been getting dizzy from all the conflicting info found online. One key thing I want to know is, is it better to pick your meals by what macro's are in the recipy and try pic to fit your macro targets. Or is it better to pick resonably healthy recipies you like and fit your quntities of ingrediants to accomodate your macros.

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  • Hello ally04 and welcome to the Weight Loss Forum 😊 You are right that there is a confusing amount of weight loss advice out there, and getting the right balance of nutrients is important. But we are all different and respond to different ratios of protein, carbohydrates and fats. Most advice seems to suggest that protein and fat is best for satiety, and carbohydrates for energy, but avoiding high GI and sugary foods such as processed white carbohydrates and sweet things. I try to base my meals around fruit and vegetables and add a little protein, carbohydrtae and fat 😊 Have a look at the Daily Diary post in Events to see different people's daily eating habits.

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    Have a look at the NHS 12 week plan, as many people have had success with it. Also use the BMI checker to find your target calories, it's important to eat enough. This was a major turning point for me, realising I could eat anything I wanted as long as the calories are accounted for ☺

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