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    Alittle advice for someone that doesnt have alot of money to spend on food






    hi i have a question and i need some help. im starting this week on something new.. im going to try my best to start eating 5 times a day to speed up my metabolism and i am on a budget so i dont have alot of money to spend on food and stuff. well i need some advice so here goes...

    BREAKFAST = i am gonna rotate .. example few days a week im going to eat a bowl of cereal and some other days im going to eat 3 egg subsitutes with 2 peices of turkey bacon with a 8oz glass of milk with 1 teaspoon of nustle quick in it...




    LUNCH= either a ham sandwich . 2 peices of fat free turkey with some mustard and some light potatoe chips and some days a slimfast with a peice of fruit..



    and i need some advice on two snacks aday .. i was wondering FRUIT or jello

    anyone who knows about nutrition for helping someone lose weight i'd appreciate the help


    DINNER= im not sure what im going to eat every night but heres some night.. im goiing to rotate chicken breast and a baked potatoe with extra lean meat with some rice and green onions chopped in the rice with a salad with some cheese and very few bacon bits and blue cheese dressing on top..
    or some nights a lean cusine with a jello snack after it.. i checked the jello and my doctor said it wont hurt.. it has only has 60 calories and 15 calories from fat and 1.5g total fat with just 13g total carbohydrates..
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    I'm sure the others are going to come in here and tear it up (looks at Built), but here's what I have to say.

    Cheap sources of protein:

    light Tuna
    chicken breast
    turkey breast
    eggs

    Need I say more?
    Seriously though, buy those in bulk and its very cheap.
    And of course fats and carbs are extremely cheap too.

    -all natural PB

    -Potatoes

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    thanks man and yes that is what i want some tear it up honesty lol .. thanks again man for your help

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    Quote Originally Posted by xjohnnyjohnsonx View Post
    im going to try my best to start eating 5 times a day to speed up my metabolism and
    Your onto a loser here already, meal frequency has no effect on metabolism worth worrying about!!!


    See builts post after 1/2 way down with links regarding this

    http://www.ironmagazineforums.com/di...ting-diet.html
    Last edited by Snarff; 02-22-2009 at 03:59 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xjohnnyjohnsonx View Post
    thanks man and yes that is what i want some tear it up honesty lol .. thanks again man for your help
    Np.
    It kinda sucks trying to get different sources of protein.

    A lot of time you will end up eating the same protein source 1-3 times a day, but it can't really be helped.

    The ones I listed though are cheap as long as
    you don't buy them pre-cooked.

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    Cheapest way is plan ahead and stay away from "convenience" foods.

    I eat 5 to 6 times a day because I tend to overeat so I limit portion size. Plus I workout after 6pm and I don't like to w/o on a full stomach.

    I recently did a 30 day single component food program. Staples were:
    Eggs-whole unless your doc says you must have a substitute. Substitutes are very expensive.
    Skinless, boneless chicken breast approx. $7/3 lbs. 6-8 meals.
    Canned tuna
    Frozen salmon
    Ground turkey-extra lean
    Top round steak
    Natural peanut butter
    That's 7 proteins good variety
    Veggies- buy fresh
    I don't tolerate alot of fresh veggies so I would steam ahead sometimes not the tastiest but cheaper than frozen.
    Broccoli, brussel sprouts, kale, celery, carrots.
    Stay away from bagged. The bottom of those bags are nasty and you'll end up throwing some away.

    Carbs- fruits all fresh, potatoes white and sweet. Oatmeal-bulk not the packets. Prepared cereal look for Uncle Sam's, it is processed but whole wheat flakes and flax seeds nothing else.
    Don't forget salsa, use it to season anything.

    Look for sale items. For some reason blueberries have been on sale here for the past couple of weeks.

    Start a fit-day account and track and weigh everything.

    The first thing to do is read through builts links.

    Personnally I'd rather spend two hours cooking on the weekend than open a package on tuesday.

    Half an apple is always a better choice than a jell-o cup.

    Make the effort you will be rewarded in the end.

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    Important question would be what is your goal?
    Fat loss, muscle gain or just better nutrition?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jk7761 View Post
    Important question would be what is your goal?
    Fat loss, muscle gain or just better nutrition?
    fatloss because im an endomouprh and it kinda sucks lol

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    yep i sure did

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    Use builts equations and make a chart with your goals for fat, protein, carbs and fiber.
    Track everything you eat on fitday and record along with your weight.

    In a few weeks you will start to get the big picture and can make your adjustments.

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