Diet Help Needed
- 05-30-2006, 06:40 PM
Diet Help Needed
I just started a new job that is 8-5 and only have a lunch break for food and none around the computers/lab I am working in. So I need some help diet wise. I am trying to cut; I got injured and have let myself slip a little bit.
I am 6'1, about 185-190 lbs. I am thinking about trying to get in around 2200 calories a day.
So here is what I am thinking:
Breakfast: around 7-7:30
Oats + Whey Shake + Eggs. Aim for around 500 Calories
Lunch: Around 12-1
Chicken + Whole Grain Carb Source(need help here, thinking brown rice)
Dinner/Pre WO: 5
not sure what to do here because I want to workout early enough. Protein Shake and Oats again?
Post Workout: 630-7
Protein Shake immediately after. Cook dinner(chicken, tuna, beef)
Cottage Cheese(bad idea while cutting?)
I need help with some good carb sources, things I can think of now:
wheat pasta and bread
- 05-31-2006, 01:03 AM
Looks good from what you got.
You ever thought about getting some snacks for the in between meals while you are at work?
Brown rice is an oustanding source of low GI carbs so no problem there with the chicken. Wheat pasta is even better for that other meal you were referring to, I like the Barilla Plus omega-3 pasta (yellow box) the best, little less grainy then the brown boxed wheat pasta.
Cottage cheese before bed while cutting is fine. It will help keep your nitrogen balance in the positive.
Preworkout meals should be very low in fat, low gi, and slightly high on protein. Oats are a good fit there, yes.
- 06-01-2006, 05:37 AM
What Lake said. IF your really serious about the cut. You should probably be around 2500 cals at your heightish... Try getting at least one HEALTHY snack inbetween your meals. THis will allow your matabolism to keep burning and thus your body is less likely to store more fat....
06-01-2006, 10:33 AM
COMPLEX CARBSOriginally Posted by jaymode
Oatmeal (Old Fashioned)
Beans (pinto, black, kidney)
Oat Bran Cereal
Farina (Cream of Wheat)
Multigrain Hot Cereal
Whole wheat or Spinach Pasta
Rice (white, jasmine, basmati, Arborio, wild)
Potatoes (red, baking, new)
Green Leafy Lettuce (Green Leaf, Red, Leaf, Romaine)
Green or Red Pepper
06-01-2006, 10:41 AM
For the most part that is right although I would stay away from the regular potatoes and jasmine rice. The aim is to keep GI low.Originally Posted by TenMan
06-01-2006, 05:32 PM
Thanks guys. Any suggestions on a snack to carry with me? Protein bars? A shake maybe?
I started working this in a little already. The breakfast is keeping me full for a while which is a good thing.
06-01-2006, 07:48 PM
In the morning I recommend a cup of oats with a scoop of whey. In the eveing some cottage cheese with cinnamon....
06-01-2006, 11:29 PM
Actually, for breakfast I don't know if just oats and whey would be the best route to take. Eggs have been proven to improve satiety throughout the day. I definitely notice it because my second meal is where I am the least hungry and I have eggs for breakfast. Just keep the amount of whole eggs used to a minimum and use 2-4 egg whites along with it. If you aren't going to be able to eat in between breakfast and lunch then obviously add a few more calories. Protein bars are fine for work, or you can make yourself a shake and bring a bagel or something. A shake can be blended from anything. Oats, protein, peanut butter, some use olive oil, milk, fruit, etc.
06-01-2006, 11:40 PM
I've noticed that too when I eat eggs for the first meal, LM.
06-02-2006, 05:37 AM
Yeah I wish I would get this damn effect at 12:30am when I am up and craving every food possible .Originally Posted by Jayhawkk
06-02-2006, 06:31 AM
If it were me, I'd through a shake in a few hours before/after lunch - you have an awfully big gap there.
06-02-2006, 08:11 AM
Oh, I was saying if he needed a snack after his eggs... thats what I thought he asked, to have a half a cup to a cup of oats with a scoop of whey.... thas all I meant I totally agree... eggs is da ****Originally Posted by LakeMountD
Speaking of which, time to get crackin on a dozen....!!
06-04-2006, 07:20 PM
Thanks guys. I think I will start carrying some protein bars/shakes and a fruit or something as a snack to eat on a quick break.
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