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TremL96
08-02-2009, 09:02 PM
First off, let me say sorry for having to post another "critique" thread...

And now on to the point. I have a diet set out for myself and this is what it looks like. It was done on Fitday, so it might not be accurate. I plan to change all the nutritional statistics according to what it says on the foods packaging. So it might not be spot on. And on a side note.

Grand totals came to:
Calories = 2324
Fat = 92.2g
Carbs = 250.8g
Protein = 133.2g

I currently take no supplements and haven't had any experience of monitoring my diet prior to this. I would probably take whey if I could find it anywhere... live in a fairly small town in Kansas (14,000 last time I remember), and I've looked but can't find.

My day-to-day diet itself looks something like this:
Breakfast: 2 packages of quaker instant oatmeal (maple & brown sugar)
Lunch: 1 package of ramen noodles (chicken)
Dinner: 2 egg sandwiches (4 slices of home pride wheat bread, 2 large eggs, 2 slices of american cheese), and water/orange juice/chocolate milk. Whatever I feel like really.
OR for dinner on lift days, before my routine, I might eat scrambled eggs (5) and a drink.
Desert: Ice cream (twice a week or so usually)
Snacks: Maybe 2 5oz cans of tuna daily, and beef jerky (bout 1lb a week).

Probably not the best diet.. but it's better than before. I use to have an addiction to reeses, ice cream, pop, and beef jerky.... and porn, but that comes naturally. I've dropped candy and pop altogether, and I'm slowly weaning off ice cream (use to have a good sized bowl every night) and taking a bit off of the beef jerky too(still going to keep it though obviously).

So what do you think? Again, ANY help or advice is appreciated. You don't have to sugarcoat anything for me either.

Joshua_P
08-02-2009, 09:21 PM
If youre trying to lose weight, I guess so. I would get more protein in your diet for sure.

Porn burns some calories, so this is definately a good fat loss program ;)

Jboy
08-02-2009, 09:30 PM
It depends on whether or not your overweight, underweight, bulking, clean bulking or cutting.

If your overweight then keep going with the 'cutting of the crap'. Maybe find something else to eat instead of the ramen noodles (they're packed with carbs, fat and sodium.) Maybe substitute with a wholemeal sandwich?

If your underweight or bulking or both then the diet you have is fine, you can maybe eat a bit more. It's alright to have a bowl of ice cream every now and again too.

TremL96
08-02-2009, 09:50 PM
Oh yeah forgot to add some of the most important parts. Can't believe I forgot those. I'm 5'9" and weigh about 150lb and I just turned 15yrs old (not sure how that would help, but might as well be as descriptive as possible). I'm currently cutting, hoping to get down to atleast 140lb. I really should replace the ramen, but I need to find something good to replace it with, and it's something my family always has so it ended up on there. As for adding on more protein, I would if I could. The best source of protein in relation to calories fat, and carbs is the tuna (50 calories, 1g of fat, and 11g of protein). Like I said, I'd love to try whey, but I can't find it anywhere (unless I wanted to order it online...). Anybody have any good suggestions on other high protein foods that are ready-to-eat and relatively cheap? You know, besides the usual lean meats.

I'm also trying to quit eating the ice cream as much just because it was a habit. I ate way too much, and eating it that fast made the $$ add up. I still plan on atleast eating it once in a while. I don't think I could ever completely stop eating it.

XMadmanX
08-02-2009, 10:03 PM
Don't cut out the beef jerkey, it has a lot of protein.

Jboy
08-02-2009, 10:08 PM
I understand at your age your diet is limited by the food your parents buy so variation can be difficult.

More tuna, vegetables, fruit (can replace your ice cream habit if you need something sweet). A rundown of foods that can be commonly found in your kitchen will help.

Having 6 - 8 small meals a day will help fasten up your metabolism.

1 meal could be something like:
-peanut butter sandwhich on wholegrain bread
-grapefruit

or

-tuna (1 can)
-handful of almonds
-fibrous vegetables

just be weary of packaged foods and read labels (which you probably already do).

TremL96
08-03-2009, 06:24 AM
I understand at your age your diet is limited by the food your parents buy so variation can be difficult.

More tuna, vegetables, fruit (can replace your ice cream habit if you need something sweet). A rundown of foods that can be commonly found in your kitchen will help.

Having 6 - 8 small meals a day will help fasten up your metabolism.

1 meal could be something like:
-peanut butter sandwhich on wholegrain bread
-grapefruit

or

-tuna (1 can)
-handful of almonds
-fibrous vegetables

just be weary of packaged foods and read labels (which you probably already do).

Lol the stuff in our kitchen varies pretty greatly. And as for more meals to speed up my metabolism, that has been proved false. I can't remember what topic it was in, but they quoted a professional and gave us link to a study. The result was eating less food, more often makes your metabolism work longer, but not as hard. If I understood correctly, it would change to account for how much you ate, not when it was ate.

Just started reading labels here recently. Thanks to this website, it can make counting my calories and watching my diet way easier.

Jboy
08-03-2009, 07:30 AM
Lol the stuff in our kitchen varies pretty greatly. And as for more meals to speed up my metabolism, that has been proved false. I can't remember what topic it was in, but they quoted a professional and gave us link to a study. The result was eating less food, more often makes your metabolism work longer, but not as hard. If I understood correctly, it would change to account for how much you ate, not when it was ate.

Just started reading labels here recently. Thanks to this website, it can make counting my calories and watching my diet way easier.
There are quite a few professionals when it comes to dieting. One study may prove something false while another will contradict it. I'm currently doing a dietician course (does not make me a professional though) and it's still debated as to whether or not it is true. There is however more evidence that leans towards what I have said.

Small meals eaten often throughout the day will boost your metabolism by keeping it burning all day. When your eating becomes spaced it will not need to remain active thus slowing it down. (simplified version)

BilltheButcher
08-04-2009, 03:26 PM
There are quite a few professionals when it comes to dieting. One study may prove something false while another will contradict it. I'm currently doing a dietician course (does not make me a professional though) and it's still debated as to whether or not it is true. There is however more evidence that leans towards what I have said.

Small meals eaten often throughout the day will boost your metabolism by keeping it burning all day. When your eating becomes spaced it will not need to remain active thus slowing it down. (simplified version)

http://www.wannabebig.com/diet-and-nutrition/nutrient-timing-when-science-and-marketing-collide/

This was the article on smaller meals and metabolism. Why the article says it won't help with metabolism - it was a good idea to spread out the nutrients throughout the day and to be able to consume enough of the nutrients.

TremL96
08-05-2009, 11:52 AM
http://www.wannabebig.com/diet-and-nutrition/nutrient-timing-when-science-and-marketing-collide/

This was the article on smaller meals and metabolism. Why the article says it won't help with metabolism - it was a good idea to spread out the nutrients throughout the day and to be able to consume enough of the nutrients.

Lol, actually that's not the same one. The one I remember was a link to a different site, and was longer than that. However that pretty much sums up what it said. Thanks for the link.

I actually do spread my meals out more than I posted. That was an average. And I do usually get more protein than what's listed right there. I still have trouble with it though, because I can't find whey, or any other protein food. I have managed to get up to 2x my weight(lbs) in grams of protein though. But I had a tuna craving that day.

Man, once I made custom foods on Fitday for the foods I usually eat, that's a pretty easy website to count calories and such. Although not 100% accurate, especially if you just use their listings, but it's very helpful.