- 09-12-2013, 11:56 PM
- 09-13-2013, 07:22 AM
For purposes of people on AM, I'd have to put Chipotle/Qdoba top 3. It's essentially what most of us eat at home (sodium aside); meat, beans and/or rice, veggies, avocado, salsa.
Outside of a cheat/shytload or straight up emergency in which you eat the chicken & toss the bun, I can't say McD's serves our purposes well. Certainly one can find more than 7 better options in most areas.
Never tried Noodles & Co, even though I drive by them on the daily. Might hit one up tomorrow.Don't worry, man, someday I'ma be nobody too.
09-13-2013, 07:58 AM
Your sodium balance affects both fluid and blood volume. Why does that matter? Well, aren't we after a harder and tighter look that depends on both fluid and blood volume? Like the water ratio we mentioned above, the body holds on to its normal range of sodium very strictly.
Your kidneys will either increase or decrease their sodium output depending on your intake. A Harvard study done by Rogacz showed what happens when sodium is restricted over the course of six days.(2) For those who always scream that research studies don't apply to bodybuilders, six days is the typical amount of time that athletes manipulate their intake for a contest or event.
In the Rogacz study, sodium intake was eliminated, but the sodium in the subject's blood stayed the same. By the sixth day, the body had nearly stopped getting rid of sodium. What does this mean? All the sodium manipulations that you did the previous week did nothing! All it did was raise the hormone aldosterone, which causes increased water retention and re-absorption of sodium."
"In the body’s natural state we actually hold MORE water inside our cells than outside our cells (subcutaneous water). It is when you screw with things that you start getting problems. People seem to have the notion that cutting water and sodium will allow them to shed all their subcutaneous water. There are a few problems with this:
1) You won't just lose water from the subcutaneous area, you will also lose it out of the muscle tissue, and you will most likely lose MORE from the muscle than from the subcutaneous layer as the body will attempt to maintain the water balance between the inside & outside of the cell.
2) You will flatten yourself out big time. The only reason a carb load works is because the increased glycogen causes your cells to store more water. All you have really done is flatten yourself out, you haven't changed the ratio of intracellular/extracellular water at all.
I know what you are thinking "but Layne, at my last show a judge said I needed to be drier" or "everyone tells me I just need to lose the water." Well I'm not here to make you feel better about yourself; I'm here to help you do better at your next show. And the truth is that people are telling you that you are 'holding water' because they don't want to hurt your feelings. The fact of the matter is that you weren't 'holding water' you just weren't lean enough.
Look at some of the people that I and Dr. Joe Klemczewski have worked with like Ben Goins, Steve Sims, Joe Franco, Dave Goodin, Kent Julius, John Harris, etc. They are 'drier' than 99.99% of people who compete ever will be. No water manipulation, very little sodium manipulation. How can they look so dry when they haven't changed a thing from their normal diet? What is their secret. Well read very closely because I'm only going to tell you the secret once.
09-13-2013, 08:02 AM
My comment "(sodium aside)" was to dismiss the posts ABOUT SODIUM and address simple value of nutritional content.
You're quite knowledgeable, but sometimes I think you post just to be sure people know you're posting. This post is a perfect example.
Layne Norton & Alan Aragon should be paying you by the copy/paste.
Don't worry, man, someday I'ma be nobody too.
09-13-2013, 08:05 AM
09-13-2013, 08:24 AM
CHIPOTLE: 10/10 for a faster food option
Great quality ingredients- mostly all organic
Plenty of healthy and unhealthy options... you pick what goes in it... so choose based on your goals. I usually go without the beans, cheese, and sour cream... CAN'T skip the guac, though!
09-15-2013, 08:03 AM
If you want to save a few calories/carbs while eating at Chipotle get a bowl insteal of a burrito and save 300 calories.
09-15-2013, 08:39 AM
In a pinch I think they are great. I personally like a meal of beans, rice, and meat. I am not sure what region everyone is from but by me we have this great gas station chain called Kwik Trip. I can go in there grab an individual cup of cottage cheese or greek yogurt, two peeled hard boiled eggs and coffee/milk/water and they always have apples, bananas and veggie platters. Not too bad for a gas station!
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