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06-12-2001, 01:38 PM
Hello people. I have been wondering if the following diet would be ideal for cutting up.

1 hour cardio

Meal 1:6 egg whites 1 yolk
1 cup oatmeal

Meal 2:30 g protein powder with water
Peanut butter with celery sticks

Meal 3:6 oz chicken breast
1/2 cup of rice

Meal 4:pre workout-not sure

Meal 5:30 g protein powder mixed with 500 ml milk(not sure if milk is a good idea)
i tablespoon flax

Meal 6:fish or tuna
vegetables:) :)

06-13-2001, 12:39 PM
its impossible for any of us to critique your diet without knowing your measurements!!:p

06-13-2001, 01:44 PM
In principle, there are many good things about it:

1. Cardio in the morning
2. 6 small meals
3. Seemingly good ratio of protein/carb/fat

What you will probably see in the responses will be:

1. replace rice with more veggies (or at least brown rice)
2. take your protein with water in the evening, you can take Meal 2 with milk
3. add a 9:00 protein source
4. make sure you're total calories is below maintenance

Also, Glutamine is supposed to prevent muscle catabolism so taking some before your cardio may be useful.

06-13-2001, 01:58 PM
5. Don't do you cardio in the morning before breakfast.

06-13-2001, 02:32 PM
Justin, you are adamant about no morning cardio eh?

06-13-2001, 02:46 PM
Before this turns into a 20 post flame war on the subject, I thought I'd present both sides of the argument:

For Cardio in the morning b4 breakfast :

1. Increases metabolism for the rest of the day
2. Effective on an empty stomach since glycogen stores are low (therefore, quicker to get to fat burning stage)
3. Muscle catabolism can be prevented using Glutamine

Against cardio in the morning b4 breakfast:

1. Muscle catabolism

06-13-2001, 03:03 PM
Thanks Hemants...I just asked the whys on another string.....

anyways...i had a feeling that was going to be the answer, but i think i'm sticking with the AM cardio...it suits my current needs and goals....:)

06-13-2001, 03:20 PM
Besides the fact that glutamine will do very little to stop muscle catabolism - good post.


Btw, I am not going to have a 50 post debate about this topic, again.

06-13-2001, 08:41 PM
Thanks people for your input. I will try this diet and see how i go. I know i did leave out some information on body measurements and routine.Here goes:

25 year old
230 pounds
43 inch waist(way too fat)

proposed routine:cardio 1hour every morning before meal1


day 6 and 7: 1 hour cardio afternoon and no post workout shake.

i was also hoping to get some input on what kind of preworkout meal should i have while cutting.

any input on this routine would be appreciated
Even though it is an outragous goal i would like to cut up in about 12 weeks

06-14-2001, 02:01 AM
Morning cardio is the dogs bollox. You gonna get some sorta muscle breakdown anytime you perform aerobic activity.