Critique My Diet!!!
- 01-24-2010, 07:03 PM
Critique My Diet!!!
cutting...my stats are 6'3", 225-230 lb, meso-endo morph
MEAL #1=8 Eggs (6 white, 2 whole) 1 cup Oatmeal w/Splenda or Cinnamon
MEAL #2=10oz chicken. 2 Brown Rice Cakes
MEAL #3=50g whey isolate shake. 3 Brown Rice Cakes
MEAL #4=10oz Tilapia. 1 tbsp mac.nut oil
MEAL #5=8oz red meat/chicken/fatty fish. Veggies
MEAL #6=8oz chicken or eggs. 1-2 tbsp PB
- 01-25-2010, 12:39 PM
What was your daily protein, carb, fat, and total calorie intake prior to your cut? I like your diet, BUT it is pretty low carb to start off. IMO when cutting if you aren't going ketogenic, start with more carbs in your diet to cut out later on. Unless of course you are carb cycling and that was one of your low carb days.
I personally like a ketogenic diet for cutting, but this type of diet is also effective. I would be careful with your weight measurements of your food. I weigh all of my food after cooking it. Shoot for about 50-55g of protein per meal. Also, your meal #1 looks a little light in protein. Breakfast is one time of day, like postworkout, where your body can absorb and utilize more protein at one sitting due to its fasted (catabolic) state.
- 01-25-2010, 05:42 PM
01-25-2010, 06:09 PM
01-28-2010, 05:53 PM
You are taking much more protein than your body can utilize. You don't even need that whey shake. 8 eggs is plenty for 1 meal. And get rid of that splenda! If you want to sweeten the oatmeal throw some berries in it.
Add 1 fruit or vegetable to every meal. Get 3 (at your size it should really be 4 each) of each every day and vary the colors. Here are some of my choices:
Baby carrots raw
Peas or whole snow peas microwaved
Whole Bell pepper raw
Zuccini lightly fried
Sweet corn preferably on the cob
Onion as part of stir fry
Any kind of berries
01-29-2010, 08:44 PM
01-29-2010, 08:55 PM
01-29-2010, 09:12 PM
01-31-2010, 09:34 AM
01-31-2010, 09:36 AM
Looks like a reasonable diet for cutting, at your weight. I don't know the nutritional information on the cakes though. I'm a big fan of carb cycling though. I think that its the best way to hang onto mass while cutting.
01-31-2010, 10:30 AM
Kgtomcat: All of our bodies react differently to macros. I personally have a very low metabolism and am almost carb intolerant. I have a buddy that can eat 1700g of carbs a day and still drop fat, so the macros part is really you knowing how you react to food. If you are not carb intolerant like me, I would suggest keeping as many in your diet as possible. This will help you maintain and even build muscle. If you are going to do a low carb style diet, try to eat your carbs the meal before your workout so you can still maintain your intensity.
01-31-2010, 05:09 PM
You're hilarious, blaming a proper diet for causing fat gain! Why don't you complain about the rice cakes having too many carbs? Its all carbs, little fiber and no vitamins.
People would find cutting much easier if they ate the produce because the volume and fiber will reduce hunger.
Carl Lewis said that athletes have worse diets than regular people. One thing I know is bodybuilders fit the stereotype.
02-01-2010, 12:09 PM
02-01-2010, 01:52 PM
I would go with either 1 cup of eggwhites and 2-3 whole eggs OR 2 whole eggs mixed in a 40g whey isolate shake. Either way you want to end up at right about 50g of protein. Sometimes for my breakfast I do as much as 4 whole eggs and a 40-50g WPI shake. Usually I stick to about 50g of protein along with another 5-10g from oatmeal for a total of about 55-65.
02-01-2010, 02:58 PM
Tomcat i got a couple questions... what do u think ur protein total is daily? how many carbs are in those rice cakes? one suggestion would be to increase protein if anything, which is really good for metabolism and fat metabolism. Mainly just see how ur body reacts. cause along with diet the way u train can affect the cut your looking for as well. Im not sure about the chicken as your last meal i can see how ur not gonna digest that right before. try fish maybe or something a little faster digesting even a shake with pb and a banana or something.
02-01-2010, 04:36 PM
48+12 (protein in oats)=60g protein...
02-01-2010, 04:53 PM
diet looks OK from what i can tell. i would say your mono fat intake is a little lean in comparison to the huge amount of cholesterol you're taking in. cholesterol is one of the two building blocks of testosterone, and mono fats is the other. i would play around with increasing your mono fat intake a bit, but that's just me.
additionally, IMO, i wouldn't bother spending extra money on whey isolate if you're taking carbs with it. unless you're in carb depletion or cutting, there's no reason to take isolate if you're carbing up at the same time... again, my opinion.
02-01-2010, 11:44 PM
02-02-2010, 12:15 AM
peanut butter is a great source, as are avocados, nuts, olive oil, canola oil, peanut oil. most of the other oils have crappy mono fat profiles. i think 6 tbsp is a good amount to aim for - at least that's whats worked best for me. and if you're not in the process of cutting, i think you could save money buying whey concentrate, as 2-3 grams of simple carbs aren't going to alter your gains if you're lean bulking or all out bulking. i'd save the isolate for a cut, but if money is no object, no harm no foul.
02-02-2010, 02:38 AM
02-02-2010, 01:01 PM
training is traditional 4 sets of 12-8 reps, not exploding, everything is controlled and full focus on working the muscle, not just moving weight. my split is..
...cardio everyday, fasted a.m. and post WO, incline walking on treadmill 30-45 min
02-02-2010, 04:13 PM
I know ur trying to cut but i would up your carbs big time. 129 aint shi shi. I would also do exposive movements and less rest between sets. ur not trying to be symmetrical or be a bodybuilder with amazing form. Im not saying lose form but ive learned that speed=power which usually is followed by strength and more muscles. it cant hurt. at least try it a couple sets per exercise. I might throw in more good fats depending on ur intake amount. would also try grapefruits, stick to lean meats, maybe coffee and green teas.. supposedly has good fat burning benefits. I drink about 8 or so a day whether coffee or green tea
02-02-2010, 04:16 PM
02-02-2010, 07:46 PM
02-02-2010, 08:23 PM
im switching up my diet tonight...having 6 eggs (3 whole 3 white) with some pasta sauce then later 8oz of buffalo...maybe a whey shake with some PB before bed, not sure yet
02-02-2010, 10:48 PM
diet looks pretty decent, i've adding a bunch of fiber in. i'll do a couple tbs of metamucil/psyllium before bed with some cottage cheese or a slow protein powder. down with nutrasweet! go with stevia if you must.
02-03-2010, 05:42 PM
ok making some changes...dropping splenda, and half my carbs, increasing fats only a little, and increasing protein (prob just a extra shake)
02-04-2010, 09:06 PM
02-04-2010, 09:57 PM
I would eliminate a lot of that grain and for a ketogenic approach. CKD is good.
Former Marine, UT-BSN, NSCA-CPT, NASM-CPT, CSCS
02-05-2010, 09:15 PM
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