can someone lend some diet help?!
- 07-10-2009, 07:44 AM
can someone lend some diet help?!
Hey I just want to throw my diet out there and see what others who are more knowledgeable on the subject think.... First I should tell you that I am in a constant state of recomp! I've been trying to lean out for quite a while, about 2 1/2-3 months ago I was probably at my highest weight of around 187-189, now I'm hovering around 180-182 after getting my diet in order. I don't know if I should switch it up to see better results or what but here it is, 6 days out of the week:
Breakfast (7:30): 4-5 egg whites, 4 slices turkey bacon, handful of almonds.
Mid morning snack (10:30): 1 cup steel cut oats w/1 scoop chocolate protein mixed in.
Afternoon snack (12:30): 1 grape fruit w/ 1-2 packets of splenda.
Lunch (2:30): Large salad (lettuce, carrots, tomatoe's, lite dressing) with either 2-6 oz. pieces of chicken breast or 2 turkey burgers and a handful of almonds.
Dinner (6:30-7:00): Either 2 6 oz. chicken breasts, turkey burgers, steaks, bison steaks or tuna fish with 1/2 can plain green beans.
Post dinner snack (8:30-9:00): 1 serving cottage cheese with strawberries and blueberries.
Does that look fine for someone who is trying to lean out or should I remove/add anything to that layout? Thanks a lot for the help, I appreciate any and all insight.
Also, I lift 4 days a week and use HIIT cardio, distance runs, jump rope and bike throughout the week as my cardio. In the past 2 months I've shed a few pounds and my weights have continued to go up as well.
- 07-10-2009, 10:50 AM
If you only lost that much weight in 2.5 months then something is WRONG.
You didn't list your macros so its hard to tell but calories look very low.
I would take a week and eat higher carbs to get your metabolism working again, you probably slowed it down bad. Then i would research diet plans including carbohydrate timing which you seem to have backwards, heck almost all your carbs come from fructose.
- 07-10-2009, 12:27 PM
Ahhh that doesn't sound good! Thanks for the help though I appreciate it, as you can probably tell I was just sort of winging it and thought it looked good... on paper. But when I get an outside opinion it definately helps out. Are you suggesting possibly looking at carb cycling for a bit? You mentioned my carb timing, should I bet eating them earlier in the day and then tapering them off as it gets later? I really appreciate the help man, thanks a lot.
07-20-2009, 12:12 AM
Not on NP - think they are just directly distributing right now. I am on a cutting cycle so the 7-oxo was actually TOO effective for me and I had to stop cause my cortisol was too low.
I am going to try a traditional clean bodybuilding diet next, 250ish carbs, 300-350 protein and 40 or so fat.
07-20-2009, 09:41 AM
As I was just telling someone else. I went from 216 - 183 in under two months. Using HIIT, Lipo 6 Black, and pro-NOS. and DIET. I only ate 5 times a day. I didn't know as much about bad and good foods at the time. I was eating 4 eggs and a banana for breakfast, pro-nos shake like 2-3 hours later, turkey sandwich with mustard on WW bread for lunch, apple like 2 - 3 hours later, and then chicken or steak with veggies for supper. That's just a quick line up.
07-20-2009, 10:18 AM
determine how many carbs you have there, doesn't look like enough. besides the oatmeal, you really don't have anything in the morning.....throw a piece of wheat bread in that first meal
07-20-2009, 10:24 AM
I'm still trying to figure out all the goods and bads of a diet myself.. So definitely listen to people like lennox
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