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    Examine me and my diet please :)

    Greetings, im 22 yrs old 5'11 238lbs... according to various tools i have used my body fat % is right around 31% if i remember correctly.

    I have a gym routine down that i have been sticking to like glue... just want some insight on my diet that ive been slowly getting in check

    Morning:
    4 Scrambled or 4 Hard Boiled Eggs
    1 English muffin with flavored Margerine
    1gram of L-arginine
    1 big cup of Water (on the rare occasion OJ or a small cup of coffee)

    Snack:
    Fiberone Bar
    1 big cup of water

    Lunch:
    typically what ever is left over from dinner more then likely its either
    Checkin
    Veggies
    Spaghetti
    1big cup of water

    Snack:
    Fiberone Bar
    1 big cup of water

    Dinner: dinner i have no real control over but typically my dinners always has Chicken, beef, or fish and a veggie and a starch like mashed potatos or spaghetti
    couple cups of water

    If i do get hungry after dinner i just have 1 last fiberone bar and a big thing of water again...

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    i do have consistancy going to the gym, but i dont have consistancy as to what time i go to the gym, for example its 8pm already and i still have not gone (not by choice i had a busy day).... but pre-work out i consum 3-6 grams of L-arginine...

    MY goal is to cut my body fat % down into the low 20s, and definatley get my weight undercontrol...

    Just for a numbers sake in the next 2 months i want to drop 20 lbs to be bck around the 220lb mark...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedWindsor View Post
    i do have consistancy going to the gym, but i dont have consistancy as to what time i go to the gym, for example its 8pm already and i still have not gone
    at this point, it's more important that you DO go than WHEN you go.

    Also, read the link in my signature. To paraphrase, you want to eat slightly less than you need while simultaneously getting in adequate protein and fat. You're necessary protein and fat content can be estimated by your current body composition.

    Don't get too aggressive with your deficit. You'll lose a portion of whatever muscle that you already have and you'll ultimately end up in worse condition that you are now. Take it easy.

    What's your training look like?

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    Oh also, get rid of the margarine and go with butter. I've yet to come across anyone who prefers the former over the latter, so I'm going to assume that you're the same as the herd.

    A bit of saturated fat is good for you and I'm reasonably certain that margarine is still chock full of trans fat.

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    Your diet isn't great but if you stick to it and perform some regular cardio you will lose weight fast but it will eventually slow down until a plateu. After this occurs you can tweak your diet to break through the plateu.
    Try to limit the carbs and sugury drinks such as OJ and you'll be on your way.

    Good luck bro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marat View Post
    at this point, it's more important that you DO go than WHEN you go.

    Also, read the link in my signature. To paraphrase, you want to eat slightly less than you need while simultaneously getting in adequate protein and fat. You're necessary protein and fat content can be estimated by your current body composition.

    Don't get too aggressive with your deficit. You'll lose a portion of whatever muscle that you already have and you'll ultimately end up in worse condition that you are now. Take it easy.

    What's your training look like?
    My training right now is basically 4-5 days a week...

    not in any order but

    Legs, Squats i start off pretty light for 10-15 reps to get the motion dialed in right and get amped up and work my way through about 4 sets to my max where i do 2-3 sets on my max then drop down to lighter weights for a drop set after that i go to the leg extension machine and start kinda heavy get in 10 max on first set then work my way up till i can only get 4 or so reps form it and finished...

    Chest, start on flat bench with dumbbells pretty light for 10 or so reps to get comfortable and get the motion then i jump up weight a bit and do about 5 sets till i hit my max wher eim only geting 4 reps or so and i do that for abvout 2-3 sets then again i drop down for a drop set after ill hit hte incline and decline bench press for some standard barbell presses with light to moderate weight range

    Back, i start with dead lifts, again i like to start very light to get my form fixed and then jump on to my max in about 4 sets then stay on my max for another 2-3 sets at max only getting 5 or so reps pending on how well im holding hte bar then i move on to rows and some latteral pull downs starting at a moderate weight and going to max in only 3 sets

    Arms,,, i start with biceps cuz i always get pumped up really easy from curls i do about 5 sets on moderate weights ranging 10lbs from min to max... then to triceps where use the adjustable bench for a couple excersies, totaling about 8 sets or so between the 2, the first excersice is where i start light and go heavy and the 2nd i stay moderate, then i do some cable excerises on moderate weight to close out triceps

    Shoulders i like doing power cleans, again start light to get my form right then up the weight till i max in about 4 sets and stay on max weight for 2-3 sets and im finished and after wards i do some shrugs till i just about cant grip the bar any more

    i hope this is the info you were looking for

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillHicksFan View Post
    Your diet isn't great but if you stick to it and perform some regular cardio you will lose weight fast but it will eventually slow down until a plateu. After this occurs you can tweak your diet to break through the plateu.
    Try to limit the carbs and sugury drinks such as OJ and you'll be on your way.

    Good luck bro.

    now let me ask you what in there as far as carbs should i cut or limit?

    as far the sugary drinks go... i RARELY have juices, water is just about all i drink, maybe if i have a nice breakfast made for me ill let loose and drink some juice but that almost never happens haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marat View Post
    Oh also, get rid of the margarine and go with butter. I've yet to come across anyone who prefers the former over the latter, so I'm going to assume that you're the same as the herd.

    A bit of saturated fat is good for you and I'm reasonably certain that margarine is still chock full of trans fat.

    i use the i can't beleive its not butter spray,,, tastes great and one bottle lasts quite a while

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    In my opinion you don't have enough calories there for healthy weightloss but I can only guess the serving sizes. When I was losing my weight I counted calories, I worked out my BMR and daily calorie expenditure so I knew exactly where I was at.
    Try to limit your carbs of an evening and if you have cut out sugary drinks already you should do fine.
    The best foods are natural foods that come from the ground. Staying away from processed foods will make a big difference to you weightloss goals.

    Consistency is the key for weightloss. Don't give up and always picture in your mind how you will look in future because it will happen if you want it badly enough.

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    well im gonna start adding in kidney beans as maybe a mid day meal to help me out i see its like 100 cals per severing 7 gs protien and about 3.5 servs per can which i can easily kill a can for a meal... not bad for a mid day meal right?

    1 can, mixed with some olive oil and red wine viniger for flavor... good?

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    thoughts on fruits? apples oranges bananas and so on.

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    sorry to raise up again but as i stand now my Diet is

    4 Whole hard boiled eggs in the morning with some whole wheat toast.

    1-2 hours later ill have a can of tuna fish with very little lite mayo in it for flavor on a peice of whole wheat bread. (26ish grams of protien here)

    my next meal after that i typically spread out over time till dinner is a kidney/garbanzo bean salad.. 1 can of each bean with maybe 2 table spoons of extra virgin olive oil and a little red wine vinegarette with garlic powder and parsely added in... (roughly 50 grams of protien here and about 700ish calories none from fat)

    For dinner i try to avoid starches, ill pig out on fish (Flounder and tilapia typically) i stay away from pork, any chicken i have i try to peel the skin and just get the meat...

    through out the course of a day ill drink around a gallon of water,

    im going to purchase a protien shake i was thinking the ironmaglab whey protien 2 scoops will net me 50 more grams of protien

    at night i do feel hungry most of the time but i try not to eat anything, any advice for this would be great if there is somthing i can scarf down that is healthy and filling...

    its been a while i been trying ot piece a solid diet plan together, the goal is to drop my Bf% from estimated 32% (5"11 240lbs) down as low as i can go but for numbers sake id like to see 210lbs idk where that would be me at in Bf% though... i work out 4 days a week cardio 6 days a week

    thanks

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    well i punched in my info to fitday...
    its telling me for my size and my lifestyle that i burn 3,370 calories a day...

    i punched in what i TYPICALLY eat during the course of a day and i came with

    Calories: 2654

    Fat 58.5g 513cals
    saturated 10.6g 94 cals
    polyunsaturated 12.3g 106cals
    monounsaturated 28.8g 254cals

    Carbohydrates 378.5g 1540cals
    dietry fiber 107.8g

    Protein 157.6g 594cals

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