hmmmm I highly suggest that you go and read the STICKIES at the top of the forum to better your knowledge on proper nutrition.
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Nope not at all. In fact just this morning I had hometown buffet consisting of 3 eggs benedict, 1 plate of scrambled eggs with mushrooms, onions and gravy, 1 cherry coke. Yes I know this is a diet from hell and I need a total diet overhaul. I've been eating like this pretty much for my entire life. I'm 25 BTW. The macronutrients are like screwy because at times its 80% carbs, 4% protein, 16% fat or 60% protein, 20% carbs, 20% fat. Yes I like chinese food cause they supposedly say its healthier than regular American food like hamburger. However, I'm in dying need of yet adding vegetables, fruits, whole grains. So I take Metamucil as fiber. Damn you guys and gals take dieting pretty seriously. I've read some of your posts and you guys talk all scientific and have all your meals breakdown of the proper macronutrients. But yes I truly am going to clean up my entire diet and start eating properly. I'd like to have a body like you guys which I admire. My problem is its quite difficult to eat like 5-6 meals a day of healthy foods. Its like me having my usual high carb chinese takeout 1 day to tasteless carbs the next. And I'm amazed at the amount of protein I have to eat. Isn't that bad for the kidneys and cholesterol in the long run? Oh my stats are 5'8" 280 lbs. cholesterol at 280 and I'm an endomorph (make fat easily) I guess.
Also, a cholesterol of 280? Are you seeing a cardiologist or other doctor? Are you on any medication such as Liptor, Atorvastatin, Pravachol, etc.? Yikes, I'm shocked that with cholesterol like that, that a doc hasn't put you on some sort of diet and exercise program.
Ok I've devised a diet plan based on my sleep schedule after reading one of the articles.
*9:30 AM- 2 tablespoons of Metamucil
*10 AM- 4 eggs, maybe 2 whites 2 w/yolks, multivitamins
*10:30 AM- 1 scoop of whey protein, 5 gm of creatine powder
*11 AM- Weight lifting
*11:45 PM - Immediately after workout 1-2 scoops of whey protein, 10 gms of creatine powder, 1 apple (optional)
*1 PM- 5 gms of creatine powder
*2 PM - 2 cans of tuna w/lemon, 1 full plate of soba noodles w/soy sauce and olive oil
*5 PM- 1 plate of salad with olive oil and vinegar or 1-2 plates of vegetables (any combination),
*8 PM- 2 cans of tuna w/lemon, 1-2 plates of vegetables (any)
*11 PM-1 scoop of whey protein powder, 5 gms of creatine powder
*12:30-1:00- 3mg of Melatonin, SLEEP
Let's take into account this is a big change after years of junk food and whatnot I'm merely "cleaning" up my diet. Also taking into account is the 7 day creatine loading period and. Then after that its 5 gms of creatine for maintenance.
Soba noodles unlike spaghetti or ramen is low gi.
For offdays I'm eliminating it to 2 times/day on whey protein (morning and night).
This list seems weak in terms of variety, but also taking into account I'm on a very limited budget (40-60$/week on food and supplements.)
I also plan on drinking 8-10 or more glasses of water per day.
Every week I'll have 1 cheat meal. I'll eat whatever I want within reason.
Last edited by phreakypat; 04-03-2004 at 07:06 PM.