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    Fat college kid, seeking a diet plan/advice


    Sorry to bother you guys, but I need to change my body.

    It's pretty pathetic. I weigh 165 but have no defined muscles really. I have a lot of fat. I look skinny in clothes, but with a shirt off it is pretty embarassing.

    I've started running 3-4 times a week for about 30 mins.
    Each time followed by a lifting regimen that consists of mostly upper body / back / arm exercises, that lasts 45min.

    I haven't ate well for a LONG time, but have changed that over the past 3 weeks.

    I didn't research it though, and basically I just cut my calories by about 1/3.

    Usually no breakfast.
    Beef Jerky for snacks
    Lunch: Chicken ceasar salad
    Dinner: Steak hoagie (11%fat)
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    Basically, I need a lot of help. I don't know if anyone is willing to write up something for me such as diet and exercise plan. So far my exercise and diet has been so unorganized, and I find myself getting really hungry and eating things I shouldn't.

    Maybe if I had a plan/schedule I could eat well.

    I'm looking for foods that are easy to prepare. I don't have a stove/oven at school, just a microwave. I will have a stove/oven Thursdays - Sundays though.


    I know this is a lot to ask, but any help is greatly appreciated.

    I'm not looking to get BIG, muscle wise. Just looking to build some muscle, lose all this excess fat, and get some definition.

    THANKS A MILLION!

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    spend a lot of time in the nutrition sub forum. there's too much sh1t in your post to discuss so your best bet is just to read, figure out what you think is a good diet based off of what you read, post it up, then it'll get critiqued. JMO.
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    Maybe I should just ask:

    If you had alot of body fat, and your situation sounded remotely close to mine, could you post up the diet you used?
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    In college (right now) my diet has never been better. I will assume you don't have a meal plan?
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    Have a meal plan.
    Nice to see a fellow SigEp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaga1a2
    Maybe I should just ask:

    If you had alot of body fat, and your situation sounded remotely close to mine, could you post up the diet you used?
    i said READ the nutrition forum before posting up a new diet. if someone is nice enough to post every damn thing about dieting on this thread, then all the power to em. but if you won't even take the time to do some reading on your own, then i say to hell with it. if you don't take the time, why should anyone else?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beelzebub
    i said READ the nutrition forum before posting up a new diet. if someone is nice enough to post every damn thing about dieting on this thread, then all the power to em. but if you won't even take the time to do some reading on your own, then i say to hell with it. if you don't take the time, why should anyone else?

    Hey, settle down Beelzebub! hehe. I haven't had any carbs for 12 hours and I'm not even that crabby.

    Read the nutrition forum: yes.
    You can post your diet here if you would like, others are always willing to help.

    Also... Welcome to the forum.
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    Thanks Brent:

    Here's a base I put together, I posted it in a new thread below







    Background:
    165 lb. male, age 20
    Lots of body fat, mainly on stomach, some on chest, some under triceps, love handles -> the works.

    Looking to cut the fat this summer, and add some muscle.

    ______________________________ ____________________ _
    Meal 1:
    Oatmeal
    Quaker Instant Oatmeal Express: Baked Apple flavor
    200 Calories
    2.5g fat
    42g carbs
    4g protein

    2 glasses water
    +Probably need to eat something else for breakfast,
    not a big fan of egg whites, but will eat hardboiled eggs
    Suggestion?
    ______________________________ ___________________
    Meal 2:

    Lowfat Cottage Cheese (not sure how much to eat) 1/2 cup is:
    90 calories
    2g fat
    12g protein
    2 glasses water
    ______________________________ ____________________ __
    Meal 3: * LUNCH *

    Skinless chicken breasts
    Tyson Brand
    4oz = 1 serving
    110 calories
    1.5g fat
    24g Protein
    2 glasses water

    Could someone reccommend how much to eat?
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    Meal 4:

    Some type of Shake
    Reccommendations?

    ______________________________ ____________________ _
    Meal 5: * DINNER *

    Need Suggestions

    Lean Steak?
    Veggies
    Which Type?
    How much?

    2 glasses water

    ______________________________ __________________
    Meal 6: Night-time Snack

    Open to suggestions?

    ______________________________ ___________________

    Exercise plan
    Cardio 5 days a week -> 30 minutes running
    Lifting Upper body





    Thanks a ton for suggestions. Feel free to add, subtract, anything. If you add anything, could you please provide a Brand name so I can look up nutrition facts? (I'd like to total everything up to see how it looks)

    THANKS!!!!!
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    I will check it out tomorrow. bed time now
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    You are really going to have to post some goals for us to help you with your diet.
    Do you want to
    a - add muscle and bulk up?
    b - lose fat and lose weight?
    c - none of the above?
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    Definetly not bulk up.

    Main goal -> lose excess fat.
    Secondary -> Build muscle, enough to see some definition.
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    You're gonna need more calories than you have especially with the cardio.
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    Lift weights first then do cardio, helps preserve more lbm and lose fat a lot more than they way you are doing it right now
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    have you tried a nutrition calculator to find your bmr and go from there?

    The meal plan you laid out if I counted correctly is barley breaking 1000 which is wayyyy to low.

    Use http://michaelandkendra.com/BMRCALC/bmrcalc.htm to find your bmr and then subtract 500 or so cals from it. Use complex carbs (oats, brown rice, w/w bread; not that quaker flavored sh**), eat 1.5-6 g of protein per pound, and limit fats to health monounsaturated fats (olive oil, efa pills, salmon).

    By the way your talking you want to loose the fat AND THEN build a bit of muscle. At this stage in the game loosing fat while gaining muscle isnt going to happen.

    I hope this helps a little
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaga1a2

    ______________________________ ____________________ _
    Meal 1:
    Oatmeal
    Quaker Instant Oatmeal Express: Baked Apple flavor
    200 Calories
    2.5g fat
    42g carbs
    4g protein

    2 glasses water
    +Probably need to eat something else for breakfast,
    not a big fan of egg whites, but will eat hardboiled eggs
    Suggestion?


    ***Get ride of oatmeal express bs and use rolled oats. Try to get down some egg whites and a protein shake and this will be solid.
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    Meal 2:

    Lowfat Cottage Cheese (not sure how much to eat) 1/2 cup is:
    90 calories
    2g fat
    12g protein
    2 glasses water

    ***Save the c/c for later in the day imo. If possible try to go with some chicken or tuna here in a w/w wrap or on some w/w bread if possible. Try to add fiberouse veggies if you can as well.
    ______________________________ ____________________ __
    Meal 3: * LUNCH *

    Skinless chicken breasts
    Tyson Brand
    4oz = 1 serving
    110 calories
    1.5g fat
    24g Protein
    2 glasses water

    Could someone reccommend how much to eat?

    ***Depends on the rest of your breakdown on cals and stuff during the day. Maybe go with 6 or so oz of the chicken, some veggies, and maybe some complex carbs (once again if its fitting into your breakdown)
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    Meal 4:

    Some type of Shake
    Reccommendations?

    ***Try to make meals whole foods when ever possible. If a shake is all you can manage go with a quality wpi and maybe grind up some oats or something
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    Meal 5: * DINNER *

    Need Suggestions

    Lean Steak?
    Veggies
    Which Type?
    How much?

    2 glasses water

    ***Sirloin (4-6 oz), broccoli and asparagus, and idk when your doing cardio or youir lifting but if this is after lifting then try and get some complex carbs.


    ______________________________ __________________
    Meal 6: Night-time Snack

    Open to suggestions?

    ***use the cottage cheese hear. go with a 1/2 cup to 1 cup and eat some almonds with it. The almonds are calorie dense (which you will need seeing yor 1000 cal diet now) and it will slow the protein even more for the night.

    ______________________________ ___________________

    Exercise plan
    Cardio 5 days a week -> 30 minutes running
    Lifting Upper body





    Thanks a ton for suggestions. Feel free to add, subtract, anything. If you add anything, could you please provide a Brand name so I can look up nutrition facts? (I'd like to total everything up to see how it looks)

    THANKS!!!!!

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    Thanks man. Helps alot. I'm going to build this diet on fitday.com and post back the results/ratios.
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    Also: Is it cool to just eat a couple of slices of whole wheat bread instead of making a wrap or something?

    What are some complex carbs?
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    Problem here with oats:

    The premade, ready to mix quaker flavored oatmeal is
    200 cals. for 1 cup.

    Steel Oats are
    150 cals for 1/4 cup.

    Quaker Old Fashioned oats
    150 cals for 1/2 cup



    Seems like the premade flavored **** is the best choice here? Can someone explain ?
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    flavored generally means sugared. i use the regular ol' fashioned oats.
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    Ok, cool. Fitday has a default of a 1/2 cup serving. How much do you usually eat?

    Also, can anyone recommend a (cheap) shake? I've heard not to use Meal Replacement shakes, and to go with Isolates.

    Does WPI stand for Whey Protein Isolate?

    THANKS!
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    i use optimum nutrition. they can found on the board sponsor boards.
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    I will probably need to add another meal.

    Does ordering of meals matter?

    I can eat meal 1 at the same time everyday

    Some days I will work 7a - 3p
    Others I will work 3p - 9p

    No microwave at work. Do have a fridge.

    I figure I can eat the w/w bread, oats (can you just eat oats plain? I don't care if its bland as hell), celery, carrots, protein shake.

    Oh well, I'll figure that out after I get my diet to the point where you guys think it will be ok
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    Just skimming over it... more healthy fats wouldn't hurt. Maybe replace some unsaturated fats with the fat from the steak.
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    are you saying scrap the steak completely and add some other fats?

    Could you recommend some?
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    I just have never been a fan of fat from meats. Others my correct me.

    I get my fats from the following sources...
    Fish Oil
    Sesamin
    almonds
    cottage cheese

    I do not take much fat in at all when I think about it.
    I think your diet is pretty solid from what is posted. I think training will get you where you want to be. Buy a nice road bike and you will disappear in no time. (my muscles disappeared in no time too, lol)
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    Looks like people have already given you a lot of helpful nutrition info... One thing I noticed is you said you lift for the upper body. What about the lower body? You can go heavier with the lower body thus build more muscle which in turn will burn more calories. The squat and deadlift are great overall body exercises that will help you lose fat. At least for me when I started deadlifting and squatting I lost fat and put on muscle. They are compund movements so you will get a lot more out of them then an isolation movement just for your upper body like bicep curls or pec flys. But make sure you use proper form for squats and deads. If you don't know proper form find someone to teach you.

    Good luck with you new nutrition plan and workouts.
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    Thanks

    Basically, I plan to workout after meal 3, which is chicken breast, carrots, and celery.

    Some days this will be the second meal I eat (when I work 3-9).

    Meal 1 is always the same, and it has the protein shake in it.

    Is there something specific I should eat Pre workout / Post workout?
    Is the chicken breast/celery/carrots OK for pre?
    What about post? Some days (work 3p - 9p) post workout I have down: W/W bread and carrots and celery. Other days (work 7a-3p) I have steak sirloin, pasta, veggies.

    Should I be adding in a shake after my workout? It looks like I can afford to add some cals.

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    Here is my diet tailored to my work schedule - feel free to add anything
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    Work 7a - 3p


    6am
    Oats
    Egg whites
    Whey Protein Shake

    9am
    W/W Bread
    Celery
    Carrots

    12pm
    What should I eat here? I'm at work, no microwave, only fridge. Dry foods or veggies
    would be easy


    3pm
    Skinless chicken breast
    Carrots
    Beans
    ------------------------------------------------------------------
    WORKOUT
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    4:15 - Whey Protein Shake right after workout

    5pm
    Beef - Sirloin
    Pasta
    Broccoli
    Beans

    9pm
    cottage cheese
    a few almonds

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    Work 3p - 9p

    9am
    Oats
    Egg whites
    Whey protein shake

    11:30am
    Skinless chicken
    carrots
    beans

    -------------------------------------------------
    WORKOUT
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    1:30pm
    Bread W/W
    Carrots
    Celery
    Whey Protein Shake

    6pm
    At work - can only have dry foods, uncooked veggies. Reccomendations?

    9pm
    Beef sirloin
    Pasta
    Broccoli
    Beans

    11pm
    Cottage Cheese
    Almonds
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    good foods for travel - canned tuna, canned chicken, canned beans (black, pinto, or navy), whole wheat bagels, etc. i'm not too keen on that large portion of pasta so late in the day. i'd recommend at least cutting that in half. i totally understand the pack meals before you leave thing, i do the same. here's my diet, it may give you some ideas for food choices as i like simple **** that doesn't require much effort either.

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    10 egg whites
    1 cup oatmeal
    1 scoop protein

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    1 can tuna
    1/2 can beans

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    8oz ultra-lean burger
    1 cup brown rice (texas pete hot sauce works great for this)

    meal 4
    1 can tuna
    1/2 can beans

    meal 5 (preWO)
    2 scoops whey
    1.5 cup oatmeal

    meal 6 (postWO)
    3 scoops whey
    1.5 cup oatmeal

    meal 7
    8oz chicken (baked, broiled, etc.)
    1 cup broccoli
    10 grams flax oil (texas pete hot sauce works for this too)

    meal 8
    2 scoops whey
    10 grams flax oil

    meal 9 (usually around 3am)
    1 scoop whey

    totals:
    4153 cals, 452 pro, 431 carb, 71.5 fat

    ~2 gallons of water per day
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    woah beelz,how much do you spend on food a week?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evo
    woah beelz,how much do you spend on food a week?
    that's cheap bro. look at the food choices. for my wife and i, we spend about 70-80 bucks a week on groceries (protein powder excluded), i suspect 50 of that is mine. i wasn't suggesting that you use my diet verbatim but it's just an idea of cheap food sources that you can utilize if you saw fit. that is maintenance cals for me at 265lbs morning weight.
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    MY 2 cents would be that you go to www.allthewhey.com and pick up some of their whey protein blend. Chocolate flavor is great and is good to mix up a meal of oats, protein, and natty pb.

    I attached my diet below; it gives you some good info of what to eat and the nutrition breakdown of everything (protein/carbs/fat). You wont need as many cals as Beezlebub...not even close.

    Also there are many threads in the nutrition section with a whole list of clean foods to eat.
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    might have to steal that salsa idea. nice looking diet.
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    thanks. Seriously, salsa kicks ass. Sometimes I have a sweet onion salsa, sometimes I go with a HOT! one. My buddies mom made some from scratch and it rocked. I am seriously thinking about just making a gallon of my own spicy salsa. Im sure I could find a good recipe on the net if i tried for one second.
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    i smell summer.
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    your on the right track for getting a nice diet together.....which is nice to see instead of you wanting to jump right onto the supp/ph/aas bandwagon before you even know what a diet is.

    as for protein powder....yes wpi= whey protein isolate

    if u want a really nice, cheap protein then opt for Dymatize elite whey...it taste VERY good and its cost effective.

    the diet Beez posted would kick ass for a first diet, i reccomend u try it out and work from there.

    Oh, and if u just started out....ull be pleasently suprised with your body comp changes the first 2-4 months( maybe more) you can very easily gain LBM and lose fat.

    good luck man
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    I've had a bad experience with AlltheWhey (haven't posted at length about it so if anyone is interested PM me) so I can not recommend them - board sponsor or not.

    Wal-Mart has these 3 lbs boxes of Designer Whey protein for $20. I got 2 of chocolate when they were on sale for $15.

    And, you want a pre and post-WO meal? Check out Beelz's. Those are where it's at. (Except that you don't need 3 scoops of whey, one will suffice.) Those will work for you when you only have a fridge. Just put the 16 oz. of milk into a shaker bottle before you leave for work - then mix with some powder you put in a sandwich bag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmh80
    I've had a bad experience with AlltheWhey (haven't posted at length about it so if anyone is interested PM me) so I can not recommend them - board sponsor or not.

    Wal-Mart has these 3 lbs boxes of Designer Whey protein for $20. I got 2 of chocolate when they were on sale for $15.

    And, you want a pre and post-WO meal? Check out Beelz's. Those are where it's at. (Except that you don't need 3 scoops of whey, one will suffice.) Those will work for you when you only have a fridge. Just put the 16 oz. of milk into a shaker bottle before you leave for work - then mix with some powder you put in a sandwich bag.
    word, 3 scoops is a little excessive. only reason i'm doing it is to take full advantage of slin.
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    And because you are a big mutha****a!
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    well........ok

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