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James.uk
09-08-2003, 04:50 PM
...I assume that this has been asked a million times before.

I had a poke around in search but the only diets I could find either contained supplements or meat: Yes, I am a vegetarian, please don't flame me :) (I do eat eggs, cheese, milk etc.) I also have no idea about diets, so all help is welcome.

Please could you list some foods which are good to have as meals when cutting.

Sorry for being an arse,

Thanks :)

bradley
09-08-2003, 04:59 PM
Well here are some general guidelines that should help you in structuring your diet.

~1g of protein per lb. of bw
~25% of your daily cals from fat, and then carbs can make up the remainder of your daily calories

Obviously you will want to get the majority of your protein from milk, eggs, soy, protein powders,etc. Some good complex carb sources would include oats, sweet potatoes, veggies, fruit, beans, ww bread, brown rice, etc. Don't forget to include some healthy fats (EFAs) in your diet, and good sources would include things such as flaxseed oil, nuts, natural peanut butter, and olive oil.

You can play around with the macronutrient ratios and see what works the best for you, seeing as how some people prefer more fat and less carbs while others prefer more carbs and less fat.

Adjust your daily calorie intake in small increments, until you are losing a small amount of weight each week (~1-2lb weight loss per week and this would depend on your current bf%).

Hope that helps:)

James.uk
09-09-2003, 10:36 AM
Thanks for your help :)

TheGimp
09-09-2003, 10:59 AM
Quorn is high in protein and low in calories, making it good for a vegetarian cutting diet. (Bulking too :P)

Having a protein shake or two (Dairy based if you're eating soy from whole food sources) can help meet your protein requirements with minimal calories.

James.uk
09-09-2003, 04:32 PM
I eat a lot of quorn already :)

Not got a clue where to get protien supplements/shakes from in the UK though?

Thanks :)

TheGimp
09-10-2003, 03:44 AM
I buy mine from holland and barrett, the health food stores, but they're pretty useless :) their website is: http://www.hollandandbarrett.com/

You could also try somewhere online. I just bought some body fat callipers from http://www.creatinestore.co.uk/ and had pretty good service. A quick google also reveals http://www.proteinfactory.co.uk

CoASH
09-10-2003, 06:13 AM
bradley, milk even when cutting?

bradley
09-10-2003, 08:30 AM
Originally posted by CoASH
bradley, milk even when cutting?

Yes, especially since milk would be a good source of protein for someone following a vegetarian diet.

I am assume you are referring to the milk's high insulin index (II), but this really will not affect anything, assuming you are maintaining a calorie deficit.

I generally do not consume much milk when dieting, and the main reason is because milk is a calorie dense food. Although I agree that something like cottage cheese would be a better choice.

clint_rock
09-10-2003, 10:02 AM
Well done for being vegatarian. Holland and barret sell 1kg of soy protein for 10. This tastes great when mixed with orange squash.
Quorn, and skimmed milk are great too.

TheGimp
09-11-2003, 06:49 AM
If you are eating whole foods containing soy such as tofu and some fake "meat" products then I would advise against supplementing with soy protein for reasons discussed in this thread:

http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=35487&highlight=soy

Whey would be better imo

James.uk
09-11-2003, 09:49 AM
I never eat soy or anything like that anyway, just Quorn.