View Full Version : Please check my diet... I'm stuck... :-(

11-20-2002, 01:04 PM

11-20-2002, 01:06 PM
What kind of protein shake are you taking, and what is the nutrition profile of it?

11-20-2002, 01:52 PM
Something along the lines of 25g pro / 3 carb / 115 cal

11-20-2002, 02:31 PM
I would have a post-workout shake with some whey protien and simple carbs immediately after working out(hopefully you are doing cardio after lifting). I would only use whey post-workout and eat whole food the rest of the day. Try and eat some protien, carbs, and healthy fats with each meal. I would keep my calories at 2,000 and see how much you lose at that amount (.5-1lb per week would be ideal). Also get some EFA's (flax, natty PB, fish oil, etc).

11-20-2002, 02:34 PM
check out shao-lin's diet. This would be a good example, or at least give you something to go by.


11-20-2002, 02:45 PM
Thanks for the advice.. I'll look into it...

11-20-2002, 03:37 PM
I think you should eat up! About 2700 cals/day for 2 days and then get back on your plan. I would balance in a few more carbs also into your diet. I'd bet a lot of your protien intake is converting to energy. Or if your trying to do a Keto diet you gotta balance your protien to fat ratio out(1g fat for every g of protien). My 2 cents.

11-20-2002, 05:31 PM
Looks like you don't eat enough..you wake up at 6 and the first sign of protein your body sees is 3 hours later?

Eat more or your body will think it's starving and will horde fat.

If you're not now, you should start counting your daily calorie intake.

11-21-2002, 07:18 AM

11-21-2002, 01:44 PM
Originally posted by _8_Ball

And since everyone agrees that too many cals = fat... why does everyone always suggest I eat more then I do now... ( and I'm not losing at this point... ) ??

I'm not being negative... just iquisitive... :-)

Thanks again,


Because the way your body works. Whatever weight your at your body thinks its opperating optimally, so if you cut too much you may loose but your body will catch on, slow your metabolism down and start preserving itself. If you eat up for a few days or don't go so negative on your intake your metabolism should speed up and you'll start burning more. This is just my personal explination that makes sense for me. Makki's 1st interview/article w/ Lyle Mcdonald gives a very good scientific explination of this.


11-21-2002, 02:32 PM
I agree with eclips1. Your calories are so low that your body is in starvation mode, or in other words your body has slowed it's metabolism to a crawl.

Post-workout carbs will aid in muscle recovery and help refill depleted glycogen stores. This would be the only time I would recommend taking in high GI carbs.

11-21-2002, 07:16 PM
Change the protein shake you take and replace it with one that has high a profile along the lines of 500 cal/40 protein/40 carbs

The higher carbs and calories will help put some weight. The protein shake you take is more geared to cutting rather than bulking.

EDIT: In other words, look into weight gainer shakes rather than simple whey protein shakes.

11-22-2002, 07:29 AM

11-22-2002, 09:38 AM
Calories still look a little low IMO.

Meal 1: (preworkout)
whey shake
1/2 cup of oats

whey shake
dextrose would be beneficial as well, for simple carbs

Meal 2

Meal 3:
spaghetti and carrots (green veggies would be lower GI)

Meal 4
natty pb and whole wheat bread

Meal 5
meat veggies (dinner)

Meal 6
cottage cheese before bed
flax oil

Maybe something along these lines would help you get your cals in for the day. This is just a suggestion, and I tried to base it off of the food choices that you have or some that are easy to prepare.

11-22-2002, 10:08 AM

11-22-2002, 02:38 PM
Just dump the oats in with your whey shake. You don't have to cook them.

11-22-2002, 02:47 PM
Originally posted by bradley
Just dump the oats in with your whey shake. You don't have to cook them.

Oats are so good :)