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zigzagzz
05-04-2010, 07:31 PM
Hello everyone! I am in need of some assistance! I am a 39yr male that is getting back into the health scene. My current weight is 245lbs I normally range from205-215lbs. I was out of the gym and healthy lifestyle for nearly 3 yrs(due to work layoff and back surgery of a herniated discs..L5&L4) I am a former client of the late Chris “Swolecat” Janusz ( a online fitness guru) I had very good success with his programs Sup2 and SGX. Those familiar with his program SGX know how the nutrition measurements were very important. An example of a typical day for me on SGX was:
5:00am –Treadmill 45 minutes then
5:45am Meal one….50grams of protein(chicken or fish) 15 of healthy fat
8:30am Meal 2 50 gram protein shake with 15g of flaxseed oil
11:00am same as meal 1
1:30pm same as meal 2
3:00 pre workout one apple
4:15pm meal 5 post workout 40g protein with 70g of dextrose 0 fat
6:45pm meal 6 40g of protein 0 fat and 30g of carbs usually any green ones.]
Now I had a lot of success following his design but I am burnt out on following that way. I pretty much know what I have to do as far as cardio and gym . My real concern is the food itself to lose fat. I am very bored as far as my previous diet. Im not saying no to chicken but I need a different way. I just need some advice as to what veggies and fruit is okay to consume for fat loss. Is it okay to have rice? sweet potatoes? Bbq sauce? Stuff along those lines . I also consume about a gal of water a day . Energy is a huge factor as well meaning I have hardly none! I used to take eca stacks then just caffeine pills but now I have left those behind. What if any vitamins should i be taking?I know others have been in my shoes please help me to get back on track so that I can get myself healthy again! Thanks everyone!!!

shipdadip
05-04-2010, 09:21 PM
Can't really think of any whole fruits/veggies that are not OK to eat. I would limit the BBQ sauces because most of the stuff out of the bottles is high on HFCS and other crap. I'd try to use herbs/spices for flavoring. Brown rice is clean. There are lots of different options for great tasting foods. You need to figure out your BMR and eat 500 calories less per day.

zigzagzz
05-07-2010, 02:46 PM
thanks shipdadip! Anyone else care to add their advice as well?

MLJ798
05-07-2010, 04:56 PM
That previous diet you were on sounds terrible and very bland.

As far as rice goes, I would stay away from white rice just like ship said. Anything that came in a white form, switch to whole wheat. White rice, white bread, and white pasta are filled with simple carbs that your body cannot keep up with. Whole wheat pasta is great for you, it is an amazing food as it seeks out and destroys all the bad stuff in your body. Whole grains help out your body's digestive system, too.

All fruits or veggies in my opinion are on my good list. Fruit has sugar, but it's a natural sugar. Broccoli detoxifies the liver, tomatoes are full of antioxidants, and carrots can help lower cholesterol and blood pressure.

Get yourself a multivitamin - any of them will work. Take fish oil. Stay away from caffeine pills, energy shots, and any kind of soda.

There is a lot of things you can eat - just read the labels.

Nicky
05-07-2010, 07:41 PM
Stay away from caffeine pills,

Why?

Clover
05-07-2010, 10:08 PM
Why?

Nothing wrong with caffeine pills.


I don't know much about diet, but that typical day looks like its designed by a moron.

vdizenzo
05-08-2010, 02:42 PM
I would cut out the fruit. I would also cut out the dextrose in the post workout shake. Use a complex carb for that. I know it is slower dgesting, but I'm going by what has worked for me. I am not ingesting any sugar. You might want to look into carb cycling. This way everyday is not the same.

Nicky
05-08-2010, 03:19 PM
Nothing wrong with caffeine pills.


.

I know this but I wanted MLJ798 to explain.

MLJ798
05-08-2010, 04:25 PM
The only reason I said to stay away from them is because my rule is to place nothing into my body that is not natural. I am not one of those "eat nothing but organic food" people, but I try to stay away from that kind of stuff.

I don't place anything in my body that is caffeine related. I like to go the way that fruit is a natural energy booster. I work at night, so it is hard to stay away from the caffeine but I have found if I eat fruit and a tuna sandwich while at work it helps me stay awake much better than when I used to drink coffee. Plus I never feel that caffeine crash at the end of my shift.

Do you guys know something about caffeine pills that I don't? I'd be happy to hear about it.

f=ma
05-08-2010, 05:30 PM
The only reason I said to stay away from them is because my rule is to place nothing into my body that is not natural. I am not one of those "eat nothing but organic food" people, but I try to stay away from that kind of stuff.

I don't place anything in my body that is caffeine related. I like to go the way that fruit is a natural energy booster. I work at night, so it is hard to stay away from the caffeine but I have found if I eat fruit and a tuna sandwich while at work it helps me stay awake much better than when I used to drink coffee. Plus I never feel that caffeine crash at the end of my shift.

Do you guys know something about caffeine pills that I don't? I'd be happy to hear about it.

caffeine is derived from plant sources including beans and coffee. what about that isnt natural?