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trojan1444
12-03-2004, 10:03 PM
Alright, I'm 18, 130 lbs, trying to slowly gain some mass. Here's what why diet is looking like:

9:30am: 1 cup oatmeal, 1 scoop whey, 1/2 cup yogurt, egg whites
-500 calories, 40g protein, 62 carbs

12:15: Post workout shake - 2 scoops whey, banana, Gatorade
-350 calories, 37g protein, 46g carbs

2:15: 1 cup tuna, 1/2 cup kidney beans, 1 slice whole grain bread, 1 cup broccoli, 1 cup skim milk
-430 calories, 44g protein, 53g carbs

4:15: 1 cup tuna, 1 cup brown rice
-300 calories, 25g protein, 35 carbs

6:15: 3 oz Chicken, 1/2 cup garbanzo beans, spinach, 2 cups broccoli
-400 calories, 37g protein, 35 carbs

8:15: Egg beaters, 1 cup milk, 2 cups cauliflower
-250 calories, 30g protein, 23g carbs

10:15: almonds and 1/2 cup yogurt
-210 calories, 9g protein, 11g carbs

midnight: 1/2 cup cottage cheese, 1 tablespoon PB
-170 calories, 17g protein, 8g carbs

TOTAL: 2600 calories, 239g protein, 273g carbs

It may not seem like that many calories, but keep in mind I'm only 130 lbs.

So what needs fixing?

Jabberwocky
12-03-2004, 10:13 PM
Looks just like my cutting diet lol.

everyone who is gonna post is gonna say eat more eat more eat more. If you feel like your going to pop at the end of the day, just eat a few Tablespoons of PB to up those calories.

Vido
12-03-2004, 10:35 PM
That diet looks very good actually. Like Jabberwocky predicted though, I'm going to tell you that you need to eat more, 130lbs or not. If you're 130lbs at 18 years old, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that you have a fast metabolism, so 2600 cals won't be enough. It shouldn't be hard to increase those cals...look at how small those meals are, you can just double the food in half of them.

trojan1444
12-03-2004, 10:47 PM
I wouldn't be so sure about the fast metabolism thing.....I wasn't always skinny. About a year ago I weighed around 170 lbs, but it was a lot of fat. I decided to lose some weight so I started cutting calories and doing cardio regularly. Lost a lot of fat, but some muscle too. Now I'm trying to build that muscle back, and as you might guess I don't want to bring the fat back with it.

Vido
12-03-2004, 11:00 PM
Hmmmm, in that case, start out with what you have there, and adjust accordingly after a couple of weeks.

CiteCollegiale
12-04-2004, 11:21 AM
Why don't you count grams of fat. You eat your breafkfast at 9 but your lunch at 2? You could easily get another 500 calories by eating your lunch earlier. Are you trying for a 40:30:30 diet? I don't think you're getting enough fat. To get the extra fat you could eat whole eggs not just the white, drink 2 tablespoons of olive oil each day and eat more natty peanut butter.

ryuage
12-04-2004, 11:27 AM
whats wrong with eating lunch at 2? heh...

trojan1444
12-04-2004, 11:31 AM
Well I workout after breakfast and have my PWO shake at 12:15, and I want to let that digest before I have another meal, so i figure 2 hours isn't that long to wait really...

As for fats, I know I'm not getting enough. Is it true that you're not supposed to mix fat with carbs? So should I later meals just be protein and fat? (I know I need carbs before and after workouts.)

ryuage
12-04-2004, 11:34 AM
no need to seperate fats and carbs and the way you have it is fine.

CiteCollegiale
12-04-2004, 11:50 AM
Well the problem with eating lunch at 2pm is that he's waiting 5 hours between meals. Whey and a banana does not count. Personnaly when im on a bulking diet I need to be eating every 2-3 hours.

PizDoff
12-04-2004, 11:59 AM
Wow, 170 to 130 is a big difference.
8 meals a day? That's a lot of time taken to get in cals.

I would make larger meals myself, I only eat 4-5 times a day.

Vido
12-04-2004, 01:18 PM
Whey and a banana does not count.

lol, why not?

ryuage
12-04-2004, 01:35 PM
havent you heard its on that doesnt count list

trojan1444
12-04-2004, 02:22 PM
Yeah, why not? Banana, whey and Gatorade is 350 calories with 36g protein and 45g carbs. What doesn't count about that?

CiteCollegiale
12-04-2004, 05:53 PM
If you guys consider whey and a banana suitable enough for a lunch then go ahead and do that.

ryuage
12-04-2004, 05:58 PM
1. is there somewhere that determines what is suitable for lunch?
2. its not his lunch it is his post workout meal/drink
3. I dont even eat lunch... I just eat meals so am I wrong or should I label one of my meals lunch
4. think before you speak.

Vido
12-04-2004, 06:00 PM
If you guys consider whey and a banana suitable enough for a lunch then go ahead and do that.

Just because the meal is at noon doesn't mean it's "lunch". It's his post-workout shake.

When you get seriously into working out/bodybuilding you don't eat the traditional "breakfast/lunch/dinner"...it's just a series of meals spread throughout the day. Each meal has the same (or similar) significance to all the rest.

Vido
12-04-2004, 06:02 PM
1. is there somewhere that determines what is suitable for lunch?
2. its not his lunch it is his post workout meal/drink
3. I dont even eat lunch... I just eat meals so am I wrong or should I label one of my meals lunch
4. think before you speak.

lol, you beat me to it...but we were thinking the exact same thing.