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kingkong888
10-14-2003, 12:40 AM
Just wondering what you people eat.
If you're spose to cut back on fat and take in alot of complex carbs, then what foods are you spose to eat to make up for the 3000 + calories that you're ment to consume. The way i see it, complex carbs are quite low in calories as apposed to simple.
And by taking in foods that have a low glycemic index, arnt you infact storing longer and therefore not getting the cravings for food you need to eat continuously.

EdgeCrusher
10-14-2003, 12:43 AM
Go through the journals and you'll see some amazingly clean diets (like, 6+ meals of oats, grilled chicken, etc. - aka's journal comes to mind) and there's a handful of journals (like mine) where the guys don't eat so well (I eat 2 orders of chinese food + 2 Protein Shakes + 1 Smoothie a day).

bradley
10-14-2003, 02:45 AM
Originally posted by kingkong888
Just wondering what you people eat.
If you're spose to cut back on fat and take in alot of complex carbs, then what foods are you spose to eat to make up for the 3000 + calories that you're ment to consume. The way i see it, complex carbs are quite low in calories as apposed to simple.
And by taking in foods that have a low glycemic index, arnt you infact storing longer and therefore not getting the cravings for food you need to eat continuously.

Well you would still want to take in a good amount of healthy fats (EFAs), which should equal ~25% of your daily calories.

The thread below should give you some ideas as far as food choices are concerned.
http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=26368&highlight=grocery+list

If you are trying to gain weight, then focus on calorie dense foods. There are plenty of complex carbs that are high in calories, such as potatoes, beans, rice, etc. Also keep in mind that complex carbs provide more vitamins, mineral, fiber, etc., as compared to simple and refined carbs.

You can also include healthy fats which are calorie dense and provide an easy way to boost your daily calorie intake (nuts, natural peanut butter, olive oil, fish oil, flaxseed oil).

defcon
10-14-2003, 06:58 AM
We eat as much oatmeal, tuna, cottage cheese, eggs, and fish as we got stuff in our faces :)

Alke
10-14-2003, 06:49 PM
:withstupi

MrWebb78
10-14-2003, 06:51 PM
eat everything, and as much of it as possible.

Xand
10-14-2003, 07:32 PM
EEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAATTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT! Buy it! Cook it. Swallow it!

Scott S
10-14-2003, 09:36 PM
My diet isn't especially commendable. The bulk of my food is cafeteria food. However, I take in adequate protein for my bodyweight, and I take vitamins and fish oil caps. And I total my calories. So, I guess it's not too bad.

AlexBBbegginer
10-15-2003, 05:48 AM
my example day is:


8.00am - tuna, banana and snack on nuts whilst walking to work
9.30am - 4 slices WW bread, 130g prawns (banana maybe)
12.00pm - 3portions veg, 4 WW bread 130g prawns, nuts
3.30pm - 4 slices WW bread, 130g prawns (banana maybe)
6.30pm - 4 boiled eggs, 3 weetabix, banana
7.30pm - Workout-
8.30pm - tuna and banana (p w/o)
9.00pm - 250g spagbol with WW pasta
11.30pm - finish nuts maybe have 250g of mackeral

i eat a 200g bag of mixed nuts and raisins per day, and drink a pint of water with everymeal.

total cals = 4000+

Dont ask how much i weigh! but im gaining very well on this so far and im coping fine with the eating.

PizDoff
10-15-2003, 06:46 PM
sorry, what's WW bread? whole wheat?

MrWebb78
10-15-2003, 06:50 PM
yup, whole wheat