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Crunchie
07-06-2001, 05:27 AM
Hi guys,

After getting my training plan sorted (thanks!) I reckon my diet could do with a major overhaul. I have always has a tendency to put on weight quite easily so I am wary of eating too many calories.

Here is my average 6 days a week diet (on Saturdays I have one cheat meal and a few beers). Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

6.30 am - shredded wheat with skimmed milk, orange juice, protein shake, vitamin pill.

9.00 am - banana

12.00 pm - 2 ham sandwiches on brown bread, vegetable soup, low fat yoghurt.

4.00 pm - skimmed milk (0.5 litre)

8.00 pm - 2 boiled eggs or chicken breast and rice, protein shake.

I drink 3-4 litres of water a day and take some kelp tablets cos' someone told me it helps boost the metabolism?

Any tips guys?

I am 168 pounds just now at about 12-14 % bodyfat. I am aware I may not be getting enough protein, but as I said earlier, I am concerned about too much bodyfat. Oh yeah, I am afraid I am very allergic to fish, so tuna etc is a big no no.

Anthony
07-06-2001, 04:05 PM
First thing I notice is no balance in your meals. Try to get protein, carbs, and fat in each meal. Also have each meal contain the same amount of calories.

Food choices could be a bit better, but one step at a time.

Taras
07-06-2001, 07:36 PM
Crunchie,

I agree with Anthony about evening out your food intake. You're taking in almost nothing between noon and 8 PM. Also, what about a post-workout meal? Most people recommend trying to take in about 20 - 40 grams of protein along with some carbs within about 30 min of your workout. I would forget about the kelp. It won't speed up your metabolism unless you have an iodine deficiency, which is unlikely. A multivitamin/mineral would be a better choice.