College Student, how does this meal plan look?
08-02-2009 01:03 PM
College Student, how does this meal plan look?
Im a college student, currently have a full workload during summer session in order to graduate early, so at any rate, its like it would be during the normal school year. This is about the only foods i can get a hold on in a consistent basis. Im looking to gain some muscle.
im 180lbs, 5'10", workout 5 days a week,rest on the weekends. i recently was working out for the past 6 months, and gained a great deal of strength, but not much size. im hoping to use this strength now to gain some size, i did it before eating anything really, but now im hoping to stick to this here. any thoughts suggestions would be greatly appreciated! thank you
Ingredients (most of the fats come from the inclusion of Omega 3's in some of the ingredients):
1 serving: 120 cal, 1g fat, 3g carb, 24g protein
1 bag: 160 cal, 6g fat, 16 carbs, 4g protein
1 serving = 2 tbsps
200 cal, 18g fat, 6 carbs, 7g protein
1/4 cup: 30 cal, 0g fat, 1 carb, 6g protein
1 cup: 90 cal, 0g fat, 13 carbs, 9g protein
1/2cup: 150 cal, 3g fat, 27 carb, 5g protein
1 cup: 370 cal, 3g fat, 67 carb, 17g protein
1/2 cup egg white 60 cal, 0g fat, 2 carb, 18g protein
1/2 cup milk 45cal, 0g fat, 6.5 carbs, 4.5 protein
1 cup oatmeal 300 cal, 6g fat, 52 carb, 10g protein
1 serving whey (trader joes) 100 cal, 4 carb, 1g fat, 23g protein,
total: 505 cal, 7g fat, 64.5 carbs, 55.5g protein
1 cup milk 90 cal, 0g fat, 13 carb, 9g protein
1/2 cup oatmeal 150 cal, 3g fat, 27 carb, 5 protein
2 tbsp peanut butter 200 cal, 18g fat, 6 carb, 7g protein
1 serving whey: 120 cal, 1g fat, 3 carb, 24g protein
total: 560 cal, 22g fat, 49 carb, 45g protein
1 protein shake w/ water: 120 cal, 1g fat, 3 carb, 24g protein
protein shake w/ dextrose:
protein: 240 cal, 2g fat, 6 carb, 48g protein
dextrose: 150 cal, 38 carb
total: 390 cal, 2g fat, 44 carb, 48g protein
1 chicken breast: 210 cal, 5g fat, 0 carb, 41g protein
1 cup pasta: 370 cal, 3g fat, 67 carb, 17g protein
total: 580 cal, 8g fat, 67 carb, 58g protein
4 eggs scrambled w/ pasta:
total:650 cal, 21g fat, 67carb, 41g protein
2 cups of milk and 2tbsps of PB
total: 380 cal, 18g fat, 32 carb, 25 protein
cal: 3185 fat: 79g carb: 326.5 protein: 296g
I was hoping to add Jack3d or superpump 250 to this before workouts and a creatine but i cant find a good one, if this seems good please let me know!
08-02-2009 01:14 PM
im in a hurry but noticed your Peanut Butter, what type? By the nutrional info, I suppose JIF or some $hit. Go by a Wal-Mart and get Naturally More, less fat, less carbs, more fiber, more protein
08-02-2009 01:18 PM
ah my peanut butter is called Smart Balance, looked like the best one i could find, 1000mg omega 3's, everything else i listed. wouldnt more carbs be ideal, though?
08-02-2009 02:00 PM
yea Smart Balance is good, but Naturally More is the best
what would you rather have?
-a nice car everyone likes and looks good but breaks down and gives you headaches? or a P.O.S. but its the fastest, baddest car on the road that everyone is scared of???
08-02-2009 02:35 PM
Is the milk and peanut butter right before bed? I would avoid consuming those carbs right before bed, and maybe substitute a protein shake with water, or else cottage cheese with the peanut butter.
08-02-2009 02:40 PM
^ oh i always figured that would be the best time to have that, any particular reason why?
08-02-2009 03:46 PM
Definitley drop the night-time carbs, but otherwise looks good. Other than diet though, you said you workout mon-fri and take the weekends off; if your lifting for all those days I would drop wed out and make it a rest or maybe light cardio day; if your really pushing yourself in the gym Mon-Fri your probably over training.
08-02-2009 03:49 PM
Because your generally less active at night, and especially before bed, the carbs never get a chance to be used as energy; also milk has a pretty high amount of sugar, also not great for immediatly before bed. Just as a general rule I usually shoot to stop eating carbs around 6PM
Originally Posted by halberdklown
08-02-2009 04:09 PM
ah thank you very much for that tidbit of information! but i dont think im over training, i just do
mon: chest tri,
tues: some light ab work
wed: back biceps,
thur: shoulders traps
i will def. avoid those carbs before bed, but the only reason i added it was because i noticed that i feel short on carbs otherwise, would you happen to have some food that can help make up for the carbs calories and protein i get from that for earlier?
08-02-2009 07:01 PM
if you're very experienced i would give dc training a try, it is a little difficult at first, but there is tons of info on this board about it these days because it has become insanely popular. also it is good for college students IMO, which im about to start college so we shall see, because it is a 3 day split... and it works. just some food for thought
08-02-2009 08:00 PM
thanks for the idea, but unfortunately ive only been lifting for 6 months, dont feel quite up to that challenge yet! if anyone could recommend a good creatine to take along with Jack3d and a good carb/calorie source i can have during the day please let me know!
08-02-2009 09:51 PM
as far as a creatine, i would try green magnitude or neovar recomped, they are both good products at an affordable price, and the neovar has a nutrient repartitioner in it which is always beneficial IMO
08-02-2009 10:28 PM
08-02-2009 11:07 PM
where are you reading "creatine+creatine"?
08-02-2009 11:36 PM
green mag looks great but it was generally made as a preworkout creatine i see, anything thats better for post workout? i think it might be too much taking jack3d and a creatine both post workout
08-03-2009 12:46 AM
green mag isnt for pre workout..... idk where you got that... and jacked doesnt have that much creatine i dont believe, also some people run up to 15 grams a day of creatine
08-03-2009 12:52 AM
I was reading the review by renegaderows and he said it was made for pre workout but it was ok as a post, but your right, looks like ill be taking jack3d and green mag! thanks for your help!
08-03-2009 02:16 AM
Organic almond butter.
Originally Posted by KgTomCat
Far less sodium.
Taste great also.
May not be affordable on a 'college' budget though.
08-03-2009 02:20 AM
I believe that is in reference to jack3d,which includes creatine.
Originally Posted by panther77
08-03-2009 07:46 AM
jacked is a pre WO supp, that has all the goodies (creatine, aminos, etc..)
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