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09-14-2004, 06:01 PM
i eat 4 meals a day which are bread based, along with fish/nuts/beans and a banana.
to put it straight i have a loaf (16 slices a day)
its whole grain (hovis farmhouse -practicaly unprocessed no added junk)
ive read a lot regarding grains and how they hinder mineral absorption,
however bread has always been a favourite of mine.
It supplies me with fast to prepare meals, and 1500 calories a day and loads of complex carbs to keep me going on my long work days.
am i eating too much bread?
or is it ok to carry on.
it would be a pain to switch it because its such an easy bulk food for me.
09-14-2004, 06:03 PM
That is alot of bread
what are your stats?
and what is your bf%?
everyone is different if it works for you might not work for me.
09-14-2004, 06:13 PM
23 years old
i aim for meals of about 600-800 calories
so like 4 slice bread + banana + tuna = one 700-800 cal meal
i work best on carbs during the daytime when im working (im on my feet all day and get hungry fast), in the evening i go onto nuts/pasta alongside any meat or fish.
for lunch i normally have a plate of cooked veg+ nuts and bread.
shall i ditch the bread here? since i have a whole plate of veg (3 servings) i can just have more nuts and a banana maybe?
i have a fast metabolism as u can tell by my stats, and i just get hungry after about 2hrs and want to eat. Which is great cos im bulking. And that helps.
At 5'11 and 130, I dont see a problem with it at all. If you were a fatass, maybe :)
09-14-2004, 07:10 PM
I would switch out the bread for chicken breast, steak, rice, potatos, or add these things in to he meal. Try eating like 8 oz chicken for atleast 2 meals and 1 6.5 oz can of tuna eat rice and beans, and cut out some of the bread you will gain alot better.
09-14-2004, 08:57 PM
no problem at all cause your body fat is low and it's not like your eating un-healthy. enjoy the energy!
09-15-2004, 12:36 PM
ok just to clear u on what i eat on a typical day...
1-4 bread tuna mayo, banana (700cals)
2-4 bread, 3 portions veggies banana and about 100g mixed nuts (1200 cals)
3-4bread, tuna mayo banana (700cals)
4-4 toast 1 tin baked beans (1000 cals)
5-spag bol with pasta (600 cals)
6-spag bol with nuts banana (700 cals)
ive never got into the grilled chicken breast thing before,
ive always assumed it would be very dry and plain
as well as expensive..
4 breasts in the uk is about £3.50 ($6.50 USD) if u find em cheap,
and i need to buy a mini grill to cook them on.
any tips on making nice chicken breast meals?? (any good healthy dips?)
09-15-2004, 03:13 PM
are the numbers servings and slices? seems like a ton of carbs. One thing u might be concerned with is your body every night is still putting sugar from the carbs into your cells cause you aren't burning most of the carbs. This can lead to high insulin spikes which can possiblly lead to hypoglycemia in the future. I would monitor your carb intake at night. couple hours before you go to bed don't eat carbs.
09-15-2004, 04:19 PM
im trying to modify my diet @ the moment
ive used this before (similar to it) and its been fine,
altho i want to eat more veg and meats.
ive recently lost my ability to put up with eggs, i just feel sick after 1 egg and cant touch anymore. So thats a big blow on the protein front.
im lactose intolerant so milk/cheese/yoghurt are off the menu.
that pretty much rules out protein shakes..im trying to find plain flavoured whey i can drink in water.
not much luck finding any tho.
i want to have only 2 bread meals per day really, and have them with fish and fruit.
i can then have nuts veggies and fruit for another 2
and some beef or chicken for the last 2.
thats my plan...
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