Please Help Me!!!
- 07-31-2008, 11:23 PM
Please Help Me!!!
Hello everybody im new here my name is Martin and im a beginner weightlifter.I am 19,6'6 tall 285lbs (mostly fat lol) and currently i am taking hydroxycut hardcore and mri pro-nos protein along with hittin da gym mon-Fri.my daily diet is as follows
9:30 am 2 eggs scrambled and canadian bacon (lean pork)
12:00pm 8oz chicken breast
2:30 8oz Top sirloin steak(very lean)
5:30 8oz Tilapia (fish)
and 2 servings of mri pro-nos
and i consume nothing but water and crystal light to drink
all of this equals to roughly 1,800 calories and 260ish grams of protein
I take one serving of mri pro-nos 15 min. before my workout and am not sure when to take the other serving
my ideal weight is 245 with a little more muscle.
Since i am a rookie i would like to get some input on my diet from some more experienced Anabolic minds lol
any input would be greatly aprecciated
- 07-31-2008, 11:42 PM
For a man your size your not eating nearly enough. Your also eating pretty much zero carbs and very little fats both of which are important for weight loss and energy for training. I would add in some oats at breakfast, atleast half a cup, and some healthy fats at your mid day meals, like handfull of nuts or some natural peanut butter. I would also throw in another whole food meal there after 5:30, something high in protein and with some fats. That will allow you to get your protein up to the recommended 1 gram per pound of bodyweight and also get your calories above starvation level lol. Eating more frequently will keep your metabolism rolling and keep you away from a plateau. As far as your supps go, consume your other serving of protein immediately post workout, this is a very important time to take in a fast digesting protein.
07-31-2008, 11:58 PM
08-01-2008, 12:07 AM
No worries bro, Im sure you will get some more replies too with some other good advice. I would recommend watching milos sarcev's nutrition seminar, you can catch it on daily motion, just search milos sarcev. Its about an hour so make sure you have the time, but for a beginner it has a great deal of awesome information about bodybuilding diets and how your particular body type will use nutrients, and it provides a guideline for how many grams of protein carbs and fats you should take in daily based on your body type. To me it is truely a must watch for any beginner to dieting, knowledge is power my friend lol.
08-01-2008, 11:08 PM
08-01-2008, 11:12 PM
i'd scrap the canadian bacon, add another egg in its place. Also, you dont mention any vegetables? greens are healthy and filling. broccoli as well is a great choice
08-01-2008, 11:29 PM
08-02-2008, 02:06 AM
thanks everyone for your helpful advice I have now changed my exercise program to 7 days a week in the gym also now every morning i swim for 45 min - 1 hour
08-02-2008, 02:13 PM
How are you not taking in any vegetables or fruit? You are missing out on a very great deal of vitamins and antioxidants with this diet.
Even if this diet is going to help you meet immediate goals for your body size and sculpture...it will also create very poor dietary habits that will be with you forever and will cause many worse problems for you down the road than a less than perfect physique right now.
08-02-2008, 02:29 PM
08-02-2008, 02:33 PM
Then first and foremost, eat more bananas and grapes. There is no reason to not have any fruit or vegetables in your diet.
The more fruit and veggies you eat, the more you'll learn to love them. Even if you don't enjoy the taste right now, find some that you do enjoy. there is a vast array of different ones out there with all different tastes and textures. You just have to find whats right for you.
Are you at least taking a solid multivitamin to combat a little of your lack of nutrients and antioxidants?
08-02-2008, 02:34 PM
Do you like looking the way you do in the mirror? food isn't entirely about likes, its more about providing fuel + nutrition for your body.
08-02-2008, 02:40 PM
08-02-2008, 02:41 PM
08-02-2008, 02:47 PM
I still say even with a solid multi though that whole foods always come first for nutrients!
08-02-2008, 02:54 PM
08-02-2008, 10:01 PM
08-03-2008, 01:01 AM
well, yes there is a fine line, but his cals are so low now that a bit more isnt all bad. plus natural fructose is handled different, but bananas do have a bit of glucose as well. Still better than no fruit tho
08-03-2008, 01:13 AM
There is no substitute to eating a balanced diet day in and day out...even if it takes you an extra month to cut to where you want to be. The long term results of eating properly always will far outweigh the few extra pounds you shed while teaching yourself awful nutritional habits.
08-03-2008, 01:25 AM
true unless you are cutting for a competition or something you really don't need to worry about your carbs. Just eat a healthy diet with all of your macros and when you get to the point to where you aren't losing anymore weight then incorporate the various cutting methods and see how far you get with one before you switch to another ect. It takes time, dedication, and most importantly patience to get where you want to go
08-03-2008, 02:34 AM
^^ LOL all valid points.
its just that sometimes for guys like me and op who are all of a sudden fed up with our body composition, we get a little too eager. Maybe i will lighten up and add in a banana or two.
08-03-2008, 02:38 AM
08-03-2008, 05:55 AM
08-07-2008, 07:09 AM
08-07-2008, 09:27 AM
lean ground beef, a box of craft mac and cheese, and 4 servings of french cut green beans mix it all together (use skim milk and light butter or margarine in the mac and cheese) great filling meal also works good with chicken
08-07-2008, 09:29 AM
o and waht about lettuce tomato's and stuff like that still a no go if not have a good size salad with every meal that you can