View Full Version : Does this diet routine work

11-18-2007, 01:08 AM
I am on Rippetoe's routine. What do you guys think of this? (I don't wanna get so fat that I have to cut after I get off this routine, I can't micromanage my diets worth ****...)

Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs+Bacon (4pc bacon)

Lunch: 12" Buffalo Chicken Sub

After Class: 1200 Cal Protein Shake

Dinner: 2 Chicken Patties + 6 Mozarella sticks

Calories: 3029
Protein: 231
Fat: 136
Carbs: 190 (I could cut this down a lot by not eating the mozzarella sticks...)

19 yrs old
190lbs (mostly muscle, not fat)

Note: I am on the campus meal plan, so it's not like I can stock up on stuff like berries and etc. I realize this isn't the perfect plan.

11-18-2007, 03:25 AM
Goals? Your current maintenance?

11-18-2007, 12:06 PM
The diet sucks

11-18-2007, 12:43 PM
The diet sucks

I agree. Not the worst but overall pretty damn bad.

11-18-2007, 01:07 PM
I agree. Not the worst but overall pretty damn bad.

Yeah I figured I would get responses like that. Do you have any suggestions on what I should be eating, then? Honestly, I have idea. I am on the meal plan, and there is absolutely no nutritional information about any of the food whatsoever.

My schedule is too chaotic to plan out 15 tiny meal-snacks each day, so that's not gonna work either. All I know is that I need to come up with a realistic routine, that I can easily adhere to. This means something like 4-6 meals a day, not 10-20. What is the part about this diet that sucks so bad, how can I change it?

11-18-2007, 02:14 PM
Goals? Your current maintenance?

I would assume my maintenance is around 2500. The goal is to bulk up for Rippetoe's program.

11-18-2007, 04:35 PM
Anyone have any advice beyond "your diet sucks"? Because I would really appreciate it if someone could lay something out that would be possible for me to adhere to.

11-18-2007, 06:02 PM

Read the stickies on this site and you'll get an idea. After you read the stickies, if you still have questions, then make a thread...but when you make a thread asking to outline the most basic fundamental aspects of dieting when there are stickies on this site describing that very thing, it's going to irk some people.

11-18-2007, 08:04 PM
Bad fats, very little or no veggies, very little fiber fiber.

I eat 4 meals a day. You don't have to do 5-6. Just get your calories in. Read the stickies "what a body builder eats" and piece together a solid meal plan from the list of food there.

11-18-2007, 09:09 PM
Alright, here is my second attempt. Got a little bit of help with it, what do you guys think?

Cup of Skim Milk 90 cals, 8/13/0
Cup of Oats - 300 cals, 10/54/6
Scoop of Whey - 120 cals, 24/4/1
10 Baby Carrots - 40 cals, 1/10/3

Totals: 550 cals, 43/70/7

3 Slices WW Bread - 240 cals, 6/36/3
2 TBSP Peanut Butter - 190 cals, 8/6/16
5 Slices Turkey - 101 cals, 22/0/1
2 TSP Olive Oil - 80 cals, 0/0/9

Totals: 611 cals, 36/42/29

Cup of Skim Milk 90 cals, 8/13/0
1/2 Cup of Oats - 150 cals, 5/27/3
Scoop of Whey - 120 cals, 24/4/1

Totals: 360 cals, 37/44/4

Cup of Skim Milk 90 cals, 8/13/0
Scoop of Whey - 120 cals, 24/4/1
2 Bananas - 210 cals, 3/54/1

Totals 420 cals, 35/71/2

3 Slices WW Bread - 240 cals, 6/36/3
2 TBSP Peanut Butter - 190 cals, 8/6/16
5 Slices Turkey - 101 cals, 22/0/1
15 Celery Sticks - 30 cals, 1/6/0

Totals: 561 cals, 37/48/20

Cup of Skim Milk - 90 cals, 8/13/0
1 Cup Cottage Cheese - 220 cals, 24/3/10
2 TBSP Peanut Butter - 190 cals, 8/6/16

500 cals, 40/22/26

Absolute Totals: 3002 Cals, 228 Protein/297 Carbs/88 Fat

Bako Lifter
11-18-2007, 09:12 PM
Up the fat some.

11-18-2007, 09:21 PM
What he meant to say was throw in a Bako shake :alcoholic:

11-18-2007, 09:28 PM
Up the fat some.

If I subbed in whole milk for skim, I could get it up to 120g fat. Does that do the trick? I guess if that isn't enough I could throw in some more olive oil, but maybe that would be overkill.

11-18-2007, 10:32 PM
I like 2% milk.

Im telling you right now, the best way to up your calories with healthy food are peanuts. 240 calories for 1/4 cup makes them a perfect snack.