I'm desperate .. cant get my diet right
- 09-26-2010, 04:45 PM
I'm desperate .. cant get my diet right
i'm about 190 .... 18%-20% BF .... been working out for 3 years on and off basically has done nothing but keep me around 180-190 this whole time lol
I REALLY REALLY want to get leaner or drop down to 170 at least....
I workout like 5-6 days a week .... I do the split not full body workouts ..... then after im done lifting I do cardio on the treadmill for about 20 minutes , medium intensity im guessing
So i think i'm doing good with the working out part it's just the diet i can't get right.....
My daily routine usually consists of waking up , going to subway for a tuna sub or boston market and getting turkey , green beans , and sweet potatoes .... then later i go to the gym ..... after the gym I drink a 40G isopure protein drink ..... then for dinner i eat whatever , i just try to avoid bread and high carb stuff.....
Then a few hours after dinner , i have a chocolate muscle milk drink .... which is about 40G protein.....
That is what my daily routine for the past few weeks looks like . I made an effort to cut out all sodas and candy out completely .... except diet sodas.
If you could suggest me anything from boston market or subway that i can eat in replace of going to the store and cooking stuff i'd appreciate it.
- 09-26-2010, 04:54 PM
If i go to subway id rec. the 6 inch wheat turkey breast hold the cheese and mayo. The tuna is terrible, tastes good yes, but terrible for you.
Id personaly stay away from boston market but thats just me. Also if you are wanting to lose weight, eating whatver for dinner just isnt going to work. Try n keep the meat lean and eat veggies.
Also increase your cardio from 20 minutes to 30 minutes.
Hope this helps brother, if you have anymore questions, fire away.E-Pharm Rep... PM me with any questions or concerns
- 09-26-2010, 04:58 PM
thanks ... so if i maintain my current eating habits .... I won't get down to 170?
What if I just cleaned it up a little more , would that work? like more veggies instead of other stuff
09-26-2010, 05:03 PM
The 3 Keys to Fat Loss and start applying the principles and advice given for both nutrition and training, because if you've been training for three years and not progressed, then you're not doing something right or you need a change.
And forget about going to Subway or the Boston market for your breakfast - make it at home instead!
The Primordial Woman
09-26-2010, 05:04 PM
09-26-2010, 05:11 PM
The Primordial Woman
09-26-2010, 05:14 PM
Yeah all my life i usually half assed everything that's my problem .... its hard because you can't change that overnight.... i'm trying to change though
You should have seen me before eating wendys , taco bell and pizza everyday ....
If you can give me some tips of what I can buy from the store for now on ,i'd really appreciate it .... please keep it simple though because im no cook lol...thanks
09-26-2010, 05:16 PM
Muscle milk? Drop that our switch it with the isopure from earlier.... Your downing way too many simple carbs in that right before bed, too much fat too... Isopure is only protein which is exactly what you need at that time while drinking muscle milk after your workout will help replenish depleted glycogen stores as well as give you the needed protein.....
Drop the take out bit man, if your serious about losing weight start cooking your own food, its way better for you and way cheaper.
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10-07-2010, 12:30 AM
alright so for the past week , this is what my routine has been like:
I wake up ..... mix 4 egg whites with 1 regular egg and eat some fresh fruit (watermelon & strawberries) then like an hour later i go to the gym and lift then do cardio right after for 15-20 minutes
When I get home I have a muscle milk protein shake .... then about an hour later I grill a chicken breast with my new foreman grill .... cook 1 cup of brown rice and 1 cup of broccoli.
then a few hours later I'll grill up some more lean meat and veggies .....before bed i drink an isopure 40G protein drink and thats it ... If i'm hungry I just eat a can of tuna or eat some raw cashews
please tell me when you think .... i'm 188 5'11 and around 18% body fat as of right now
10-07-2010, 01:00 AM
Do you know what your maintenance calories are or are you just eating random amounts of food? That may be where you want to start the refining process.
10-07-2010, 01:06 AM
10-07-2010, 01:15 AM
[QUOTE=...does it really matter that much that I keep track of calories? [/QUOTE]
If your trying to loose fat and keep muscle in my opinion it matters the most
10-07-2010, 01:57 AM
Counting your calories and getting the right ratio of macro-nutrients are not only necessary, they are ESSENTIAL. You won't get where you want to go any other way. Nutrition isn't an art. It's a science.
10-07-2010, 02:02 AM
10-07-2010, 03:09 AM
10-07-2010, 12:04 PM
Since this is very UNrealistic for most people to do - not to mention time-consuming and annoying - many just use a Maintenance estimation calculation. There are many calculations and equations you can use - the best ones take into account age, sex, body mass, height, and activity level, since all of these factors play a role in your Maintenance calories. There is a link to a Maintenance estimation equation including all those factors in the article linked to in post #4. DO remember that this is just an ESTIMATION, and you can always adjust your calories week-by-week.
The Primordial Woman
10-07-2010, 12:30 PM
Calories, macros, and all that are important, BUT if you throw out protein shakes, anything from a box or pre-made, fast food, sugary junk food, and JUST eat whole real foods, this is enough for most people to lose weight. Check out intermittent fasting. It works great for a lot of things and really, I haven't seen a compelling argument or proof that eating every 2-3 hours is more effective than eating when you want. I prefer to get almost all of my calories around workout time.
10-07-2010, 12:46 PM
I had the same problems as you until recently. I used to say 'I cant pack a lunch and make breakfast in the morning... even though I really want to.' Then I figured some **** out...
Buy PRE-CUT FROZEN veggies. They have a cheap pepper and onion mix, broccolli stir fry, and frozen spinach. I used to buy fresh veggies then throw the **** away 7 days later but not anymore.
Buy BAGGED SALAD. I was like eff that I'm not paying to have my salad in a bag... until I realized if it wasn't easy I wouldn't make it. Sonofabitch I started buying bagged salad and spinach and its great.
If youre on the go like me, cook all your meats at once. Throw the beef and chicken in the oven, like 2lbs of each. Cool that **** then chop it up into ziplocs and toss in the fridge. INSTA-MEAT. Omnomnomnom.
Make FROZEN MEALS. I buy a bunch of fresh veggies, bunch of chicken, bunch of steak, sweet potatoes. Whatever. PRE-COOK THE MEAT TO DONE OR ALMOST DONE or you end up with overcooked veggies when you make it. Chop up that meat, chop up them veggies, into ziploc bags and lay flat into the freezer. Dinner for like 2 weeks done in one hour. Now all I have to do i grab a bag, throw it off some hard **** (the ground if youre badass) to break it up, and into a pan. Season to taste and damn if you aint one healthy mo'.
For lunch pour that salad mix into a container and lots of your insta-meat chicken and steak the night before. Grab some fruit, yogurt, and salad in the morning INSTA LUNCH!!!
For breakfast first goes the frozen peppers and onions, then spinach, a turkey sausage for flavor. Simmer that **** while you mix up 3 eggs and then BOOM OMELETTE (sp?)!! Get some toast if your down with that.
tl;dr buy pre-cut, bagged **** and pack lunch the night before
10-07-2010, 01:25 PM
10-07-2010, 01:40 PM
As I said earlier, buckz55:
There's no such thing as "can't" - it's called WON'T. If you REALLY want something you'll do what it takes to get it!Let's put it this way: Your NUTRITION is the KEY and PRIMARY factor in determining your success - or lack of - in losing the bodyfat! You can't just do whatever and hope it works. If you are not prepared to do what it takes to get results, then don't complain about your lack of progress.
The Primordial Woman
10-07-2010, 02:09 PM
Not everyone will agree,however, I know what's worked for me both aesthetically and with respect to athletic performance. 6 small meals a day, consisting of 2-3 whole meals and 2 meal replacements and 1 meal replacement bar. I've had to go up and down in weight, depending on weight class, but this diet helped me to shed about 20-30lbs in 3 months.
Breakfast: Meal Replacement with Fiberteq (from VPX look into it...it's effective)
2 hours later a meal replacement bar (around 500 calories)
2.5 hours later chicken or steak salad (Lunch)
2 hours later another bar (500 calories)
2.5 hours later Steak/Chicken something or other
Before Bed...a Casein based shake with Fiberteq
I overdose on fish oil with each meal and I perform fasted cardio 4-5 times a week, it works and it's effective.
You have to lift as much as possible in order to build muscle, that burns more calories than cardio would alone, coupled with a healthy protein/fat based diet and the weight will melt right off. The hardest part is being disciplined and sticking to the meal plan, eventually you get use to it.
Bottom line is you seem content to half-a$$ it, which I understand to a certain extent, since starting anything worthwhile is hard work. Put the work in and I guarantee you'll see measurable results. Most people will won't tell you this as not to discourage you, but your diet must be as close to 100% perfect if you want "measurable" results.
10-07-2010, 06:08 PM
10-07-2010, 10:05 PM
If you have an I phone or I pod touch there is an app called loose it. It is how I track my diet. It works awesome since I eat similar foods every day I have portions and macros for the foods I eat. You put the nutritional info in once and it is stored to " my foods". It has changed my progress greatly. Yeah I got ripped from an I phone app. (joke)
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