View Full Version : Beginners Diet Needing Help

01-03-2004, 09:21 AM
Hello hows it going.
I lately have been reading Nutrition books and reading posts on this forum, i am wondering tho about what diet is best for me.
I have decided i will have 6 meals a day.
Work out 5 times a week.

Would a very high in protein diet be well like so i can put on huge muscle mass say 3000 calories a day ? or should i go more ?

And a few questions to help me:

- Do i eat complex carbs or simple carbs ?
- Do i need to eat alot of carbs or healthy fats ?
- What % should i go on for prot/carbs/fat ?
- Do i need Supplements like Creatine to give me that extra bit of energy when pushing myself bodybuilding ?
- Do i need Protein Shakes when pushing myself bodybuilding ?

Bearing in mind i will work out a proper nutritional and bodybuilding regime.
Please write back

01-03-2004, 12:28 PM
I am no nutrionist, but this has worked for me. Most of your carbs should come from complex sources. i limit simple carbs(sugars) to before work out and after. i eat whole grain stuff, oatmeal, brown rice, yams, and veggies. for protein try to get at least your weight in grams. protein shakes help to accomplish this, but you do not need to have them. obvious protein whole food sources are beef, poultry, fish, milk, cottage cheese, nuts(haha). as for fat healthy sources are flax, and nuts again. i personally eat egg yolks too and use them as a fat source, but i am sure some people do not.