My cutting grocery bill!
- 12-02-2008, 03:27 PM
My cutting grocery bill!
2 double(meat only) cheese burgers
1 cornish Hen.
1 ATW WPI shake with water, (2 X scoop if working out more than 3 hours that day or too hungry.)
Comes out to 2,000 calories
Protein: 138G, carbs: 50 , Fat: 120g
Plus the Cals from (2 slices of cheese 120, butter for cooking 100cals and somedays 25-50g ATW WPI)
Beef patties will last 15 days.....that's $48.8
Cornish hens will last 20 days....that's $39.6
cheese 24 days at....$5.36
Bread 12 days at....$4.86
Best case scenario with the lettuce, tomatoes, onions, asparagus and butter is $210...or $7/day..for a 2,000 cal/day cutting diet...
I hate paying for something I can go catch and kill myself......if I only had a truck, I'd fill a deep freezer in no time......
I need to go to Sams/Costco next time instead of Walmart, they probably have better deals in bulk since my eating is pretty monotone, but based on my previous luck, they probably don't even have what I eat....
I can only imagine what the bulking bill will be after my cut.......time for sex related work on the side..........
- 12-02-2008, 03:29 PM
is 138g enough protein daily to keep you from loosing muscle?
- 12-02-2008, 03:29 PM
Costco will probably surprise you with the selection they've got.. I have no trouble at all finding healthful foods there.
12-02-2008, 04:04 PM
It can be bumped up to 190g a day with a 2X scoop shake.......my friend is a personal trainer and we sat down together, came up with 2,000 cals, although fat was lower and carbs were higher 50g/233g respectively.
Protein was 154g so it's not too far off....he competes and trained a girl to compete so he knows what he's doing, he has some pics of him and his client too, I'll get the site and post em here if it's ok with them...
I'm not much of a carb fan, I don't have an appetite for them and they make me hungry.....but fatty bloody rare meat will make me lose my mind........
I'm surprised how little food 2,000 calories is.......I must've been taking in 3-5K calories, when I was hungry at night I'd soft boil 6-7 eggs, as a light "snack" .....don't get me started on my addiction to fatty meat......easily 3-5K calories/day.
12-02-2008, 04:05 PM
12-02-2008, 04:13 PM
Dude, 2000 calories at 215 pounds?!?!
12-02-2008, 04:17 PM
12-02-2008, 04:19 PM
Have fun with that, ya crazy bastard
12-02-2008, 09:58 PM
damn. So you're basically using 3 meals and gettting 2000 calories?.
i'm trying to do the same with 6 meals and can't quite get enough. I think those beef patties and cornish hen must have a lot of fat in them.
my current diet is,
p: 170g c: 100g f:74g
i'm trying to eat all unsaturated fats though.
12-02-2008, 10:16 PM
12-02-2008, 11:09 PM
it really depends some ppl those calories are ok, depending on their general goals. my dad for example trains 6 days a week and gets about 1900 calories a day and has gained muscle. the amount of protein needed for some ppl is less especially if you are not a hard core body builder
12-02-2008, 11:42 PM
I thought the goal was to eat 6x a day to keep ur metabolism and insulin up and to prevent ur body from storing carbs as fats?
12-03-2008, 12:30 AM
12-03-2008, 12:38 AM
12-03-2008, 01:29 AM
1 cornish hen=560 calories Protein 54 grams fat 38
1 patty= 240 calories Protein 21grams fat 17
Total is about 120 g of fat, most of it saturated and mono-saturated...fat is good!
As regards to being a "hardcore bodybuilder" definitely not me, I used to be a powerlifter, did one local competition, now, I'm pretty much a crossfitter 75minutes 3-4 times a week and 2 hours cardio everyday(walking/swimming).
6 meals a day is too much for me, the meals would be ridiculously small and I don't want the hassle, burgers in the morning, cornish hen at night and all I gotta carry is a sac of whey that looks like cocaine.
Even if it did have better results, that's too much worry/work, plus for fat burning purposes, your insulin is better off secreted 2-3 times a day than 6 times a day, it's the "fat storing" hormone...
I have a cheat meal once a week, prime rib and mashed potatoes or a slab of ribs and a side....once a month it's with a desert and optional drink, but only once a month.
That's pretty much it, it works, it's simple and I don't have to keep re-adjusting my plan, same food day in day out.......sooo little cooking...... and cleaning too....perfect.
12-03-2008, 01:30 AM
12-03-2008, 01:42 AM
12-03-2008, 05:57 AM
do you have a log somewhere I am interested in seeing how this diet works out for you.. I hate haveing to weigh 6 meals and bring 5 meals to work and just always eat eat eat for loosing weight...
12-04-2008, 06:07 AM
New changes will be made to diet.
As of saturday, the diet will look like this:
Meal 1: 2 cheese burgers(not double anymore) (with some celery, aspargus and a whole tomatoe)
Meal 2: 50g ATW WPI Isolate+Fish oil, coconut oil or butter.
Meal 3: Cornish Hen with whole tomato and celery
Comes out to almost 1800 calories
Protein 184g 736 calories/ 40.4% of total calories.
Carbohydrates 50 grams 200 calories/ 10.3% of total calories
Fat 100 grams 900 calories/49.3% of total calories
Still working out 2-3 hours a day, not losing any strength, actually doing more pushups, pullups and burpees, shoulder pushups (body parallel to a wall) are a bit easier, all lifts are easier too.
As long as I keep dropping weight/look better AND not lose strength, I'll continue without a cheat meal without changing the plan.
Once it stops or keeps going with muscle/strength loss, I'll add a cheat meal once a week, if in 2 weeks it doesn't help, I'll up the calories and/or activity level a bit.
Will not waste any money on supplements, only food supplements(WPI, vitamins, minerals and fats) I need something I can do anywhere without an special "dietary aids" something long term....so no "fat burners" or "muscle builder" will be added.
Plan seems solid, motivated and focused....I'm going to KILL any PT tests in a few months....
And yes, I really will eat your fucking brain.
12-04-2008, 09:50 PM
thats sick bro,
you have the ideal outlook for this lifestyle focusing on whats important first and looking at supplements as what they truely are...the icing on the cake! ppl mis that day in and out looking for the "magic pills" you will go for brother!
12-04-2008, 11:03 PM
12-05-2008, 09:07 AM
I stick with my turkey, chicken and seafood. And yes, if I ever placed foot on a turkey or chicken farm, I prob. wouldn't eat that either!
About those cornish hens; I've never had one, but isn't a lot of the weight waste material (bones and whatnot)? Would it be more cost-effective to get chicken breasts or something? I buy chicken in bulk and cook it in bulk. <=$2.99/lb
12-05-2008, 11:47 PM
on the chicken, you can get loads of frozen breasts really cheep
papapumpsd dude have you ever looked at a turkey? they one of the ugliest things i have ever seen, and as far as what you said about cows...my old man always said we did them a favor by eating them! lol
12-06-2008, 08:54 PM
i get bags of cooked chicken breasts.. mmm
12-06-2008, 09:17 PM
costco sells them individual vaccum sealed its pretty great
12-25-2008, 11:43 AM
dude thats pretty good for cutting..you should see what i spend on my bulking lol...im averaging 140 a week for myself..i also eat 6-8k calories no problem, sometimes 10k. that works out to be about $20 bucks a day for a week. When my cutting cycle comes around, I'd be happy to get away with $10 a day lol let alone $7...good luck!
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