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chrisconnell85
12-03-2003, 12:10 AM
Hey guys!
I'm currenly cutting and can't really tell you how many calories I consuming a day. I'm guessing it's roughly 3000-3500...Anyway I was wondering if these foods are good for cutting.
BTW i'm 5'10 175 18 years old. I'm not sure of my BF%

Carrots (baby)
Apples (green)
Cream of weat (mixed with skim milk)
Whole wheat bread
Tuna
Real turkey
Diet pop
Whey (3 shakes mixed with water one with skim milk a day)
Skim milk
Lettuce
Fat free hot dogs
Light creamy peanut butter
Egg whites
light mayo (to put on Turkey sandwiches)
Hot sauce

I was wondering if there's anything (good tasting) to add or take away from my list. Keep in mind that I want to see my abs ASAP (I can see the first two clearly and the middle ones are coming).

Another questions is cardio...
Should I keep doing it? Obviously to have ab's you have to have a low BF% but I also don't want to lose my muscle. I want to know if running 0.6 KM before and after workout is too much also. I workout 4 days a week.

Thanks for the info and it's very well apreciated!

thetopdog
12-03-2003, 01:57 AM
Some of that stuff might not be too healthy (eg. fat free hot dogs, I have no idea what's in that stuff) but none of it looks like it would be bad for cutting.

From what I've learned (I could be wrong) the only things to watch out for while cutting are high GI carbs. As long as you get enough protien and EFAs, and your cals are sufficiently below maintenance, you can eat basically whatever you want and still reduce bf%

heathj
12-03-2003, 04:15 AM
Running will help lose the fat, just make sure you get enough protein.

Shao-LiN
12-03-2003, 07:40 PM
Only problem is he doens't know how many calories he's eating, hehe.

fornero
12-03-2003, 10:09 PM
As long as he knows how much he's eating each day, and keeps it fairly constant, then calories aren't really an issue.

If the fat loss slows, he trims his portions down.
If there's too much muscle loss/too rapid weight loss, he increases his portions a bit.

Especially in a dorm situation, where you're gonna be going by "scoops/spoonfuls/packets/etc" in terms of portion size, this method would probably better than throwing around hard #s on calories, as they can be hard to guage depending on what sort of nutritional info your cafeteria provides.

If possible, I'd try switching to natural peanut butter instead of light-- less sugar and the fats in it are much better for you (most processed peanut butters contain hydrogenated oils). Ditto on the hot dogs-- never know what's in 'em. Other than that, diet looks pretty solid, so long as you're making progress.

chrisconnell85
12-04-2003, 12:59 AM
Hey guys thanks for the input it's VERY well apreciated. Anyway guys I just thought of another question I want to ask.
I drink a lot of skim milk (i'm talking like 4-5 cups) that's including the milk in my protein drinks, cream of wheat etc. Anyway for CUTTING is that too much milk to consume? I heard that milk thickens skin...Is there any truth to that?
I'm gonna cut out the fat free hot dogs. too high in Sodium anyway. Although they are mighty tasty! Any other cheap Protein ideas would be nice (keep in mind that i'm in a dorm and cooking food is very limited). Before anyone mentione's it either chicken breast is out of the question. Too friggin expensive for my blood.
Thanks again guys.

p.s info on fat free wieners

Fat Free Wieners



Typical Analysis Per 55 g serving (1.5 wieners)
Energy 59 Cal/250 kJ
Protein 6.5 g
Fat 0.4 g
Polyunsaturates 0.1 g
Monounsaturates 0.2 g
Saturates 0.1 g
Cholesterol 14 mg
Carbohydrate 7.3 g
Sodium 711 mg
Potassium 105 mg

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Percentage of Recommended Daily Intake
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 16%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 6%
Vitamin B6 8%
Vitamin B12 8%
Iron 4%
Zinc 9%



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Saint Patrick
12-04-2003, 01:24 AM
4-5 Cups of Skim Milk is fine in my opinion.


oh, and save the cardio for AFTER lifting or on a seperate day.

bradley
12-06-2003, 04:39 PM
Hey guys thanks for the input it's VERY well apreciated. Anyway guys I just thought of another question I want to ask.
I drink a lot of skim milk (i'm talking like 4-5 cups) that's including the milk in my protein drinks, cream of wheat etc. Anyway for CUTTING is that too much milk to consume? I heard that milk thickens skin...Is there any truth to that?

The "thick skin" would most likely be attributed to water retention from the sodium that is in the milk.