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    New to cutting, need help with diet


    So i've never done a serious cut before, need some advice on diet.
    Stats: currently 5'10", 196 lbs., estimated 14-15% bf (based off of a scale you stand on, so probably off) my goal is to reach 8-9% bf with out loosing much muscle. So heres an example of my diet from the last 2 weeks.

    meal 1: protein shake, bowl of oatmeal, banana

    meal 2: 8-10 oz. chicken breast, 1 oz. unsalted peanuts

    meal 3: 5 hard boiled eggs (3 whites, 2 whole), banana, 1 oz. peanuts

    meal 4: 1 can of tuna with a decent size bowl of salad, 1 oz. peanuts

    meal 5: protein shake, 8-10 oz. chicken breast, small cup of brown rice

    preworkout : protein shake

    meal 6: (post workout) protein shake, banana, 3 hardboiled eggs whites

    You guys have any suggestions? Im trying to keep the carbs low and up the healthy fats (good idea?), also the kicker is with my schedule, my 6th meal is between 11pm-12am, and I try to hit the sack by 1:30am, and I know you really don't want that many carbs (or food) right before bed. Reps for some good suggestions, thanks.

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    the bowl of oatmeal and cup of rice are give you about 50 or grams of carbs just by themselves, not to mention I think peanuts have some carbs and your salad has natural carbs as well, so your carb intake could be around 60 grams perday or more, which I think may be a bit high. Although everyone is different
    for me on my cutting diet right now Im trying to keep it under 30grams.

    I cant post links yet, but look through my post history and I have my diet log and you can read what I am eating right now.

    So everything seems good, but Id remove one of your sources of carbs. So like if one day you have oatmeal, no rice, if you have rice that day then no oatmeal.

    EDIT: My 50th post, I can link now.

    My log weight loss log...:D

    Just a suggestion, so little carbs may or may not work for you.
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    thats a lot of protein shakes, but to each his own.... are u gonna eat that same exact routine everyday?
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    Yea im trying to keep the protein intake high, I use ON whey and I mix 1 scoop with like 4 oz. of water so its just a quick jug. I'll pretty much keep the same diet, I'll try and mix up the carbs, and keep them low.
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    I'm a huge fan of the Zone diet. You can look at the following links for info/ideas.

    The first is good info on nutrition and the second gives zone meal ideas and a link for info on the zone. The Zone is good for bulking or cutting. It's simply a matter of adjusting your "blocks" (portions) to meet your goals and needs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boggs67ss View Post
    So i've never done a serious cut before, need some advice on diet.
    Stats: currently 5'10", 196 lbs., estimated 14-15% bf (based off of a scale you stand on, so probably off) my goal is to reach 8-9% bf with out loosing much muscle. So heres an example of my diet from the last 2 weeks.

    meal 1: protein shake, bowl of oatmeal, banana

    meal 2: 8-10 oz. chicken breast, 1 oz. unsalted peanuts

    meal 3: 5 hard boiled eggs (3 whites, 2 whole), banana, 1 oz. peanuts

    meal 4: 1 can of tuna with a decent size bowl of salad, 1 oz. peanuts

    meal 5: protein shake, 8-10 oz. chicken breast, small cup of brown rice

    preworkout : protein shake

    meal 6: (post workout) protein shake, banana, 3 hardboiled eggs whites

    You guys have any suggestions? Im trying to keep the carbs low and up the healthy fats (good idea?), also the kicker is with my schedule, my 6th meal is between 11pm-12am, and I try to hit the sack by 1:30am, and I know you really don't want that many carbs (or food) right before bed. Reps for some good suggestions, thanks.

    You didn't mention are you doing this all on diet? or with cardio and/or weights i think that plays a good part in diet needs also. For instance if your doing heavy weights and Cardio you might need more carbs. you also want to structure some of yoru intake around pre and post workout etc.
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    Yea I lft heavy and do cardio after, at least 25-30 min, I probably gona switch u my routine a bit to highr reps and less weight

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    Quote Originally Posted by boggs67ss View Post
    So i've never done a serious cut before, need some advice on diet.
    Stats: currently 5'10", 196 lbs., estimated 14-15% bf (based off of a scale you stand on, so probably off) my goal is to reach 8-9% bf with out loosing much muscle. So heres an example of my diet from the last 2 weeks.

    meal 1: protein shake, bowl of oatmeal, banana

    meal 2: 8-10 oz. chicken breast, 1 oz. unsalted peanuts

    meal 3: 5 hard boiled eggs (3 whites, 2 whole), banana, 1 oz. peanuts

    meal 4: 1 can of tuna with a decent size bowl of salad, 1 oz. peanuts

    meal 5: protein shake, 8-10 oz. chicken breast, small cup of brown rice

    preworkout : protein shake

    meal 6: (post workout) protein shake, banana, 3 hardboiled eggs whites

    You guys have any suggestions? Im trying to keep the carbs low and up the healthy fats (good idea?), also the kicker is with my schedule, my 6th meal is between 11pm-12am, and I try to hit the sack by 1:30am, and I know you really don't want that many carbs (or food) right before bed. Reps for some good suggestions, thanks.
    i think ur on the right trak..i would jus go protein+fat in all meals..then one day of the week you have a cheat day
    are you using any fatburners..
    also, you migt want to think of using a quality whey protein isolate..On has soy and fillers in them..gives me the runs
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    Quote Originally Posted by rickesq View Post
    i think ur on the right trak..i would jus go protein+fat in all meals..then one day of the week you have a cheat day
    are you using any fatburners..
    also, you migt want to think of using a quality whey protein isolate..On has soy and fillers in them..gives me the runs
    Right on, yea I have been using hydroxycut hardcore (mainly for the energy boost cuz I lift at 10pm), and I use ON gold standard 100% whey
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    Quote Originally Posted by p00ndawg View Post
    the bowl of oatmeal and cup of rice are give you about 50 or grams of carbs just by themselves, not to mention I think peanuts have some carbs and your salad has natural carbs as well, so your carb intake could be around 60 grams perday or more, which I think may be a bit high. Although everyone is different
    for me on my cutting diet right now Im trying to keep it under 30grams.
    60 grams of carbs is high??? The guy weighs over two hundred, I would certainly hope that you'd be consuming no less than that at that weight unless you're running keto. If you drop cals/carbs too fast it's going to slow your metabolism and only hurt you in the long run
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    Look Up the Anabolic Diet. I've used it before and I could definitely tell the difference in the mirror. Love the diet. Hard if you like carbs tho + meat is expensive. Other than that, it is money
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    Ok heres my diet, please critique:

    Meal 1: 1 scoop of whey
    6 egg whites
    bowl of plain oatmeal with 1 oz of berries

    Meal 2: 1 oz of nuts
    1 banana
    1 scoop of whey

    Meal 3: 4 oz of chicken breast
    3 oz of broccli
    1 scoop of whey

    Meal 4: 6 egg whites
    1 oz of nuts

    Meal 5: 1 can of tuna w/ bowl of salad

    Meal 6: 1 scoop of whey
    4 oz of chicken breast
    small cup of brown rice

    pre - 1 scoop of way

    Meal 7: (post) 2 scoops of whey
    1 banana

    Meal 8: 1 can of tuna or 4 oz of chicken breast
    small cup of brown rice
    3 oz of broccli

    Total for the day:
    2848 calories, 54g of fat, 205g of carbs, 374g of protein

    Some might say its overboard on the whey, but im too concerned with losing muscle so I figured I'll get close to 2g per body lb., and I mix it with like 4 oz of water so its just a quick chug.
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    diet critique


    eliminate the rice in that last meal. No carbs within 2-3hrs, before bed. Take green tea (look for 45%ecgc) and fish oil (I prefer liquid): 1000mg of both to boost your fat burning. These really do work!!! Everything else looks great. Also, I am cutting and am running low carbs and I have found citrulline malate and beta alaninie at 3 intervals:when you wake up, before workout and before going to bed has REALLY kept my energy up. 2 grams a time for 6 grams a day total. Just a suggestion on top of the good work your already doing. Oh and throw in some red meat every now and then. It will keep you sane and has good fats that will help you keep T up and save that hard earned muscle while dieting.
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    One more thing. Cycle your carbs at least once a week so your metabolism can get a shock. Other wise your body will adapt. There are tons of great articles on cycling carbs on here.
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