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Coleman
02-16-2006, 03:36 PM
I'm in college right now and I have a fairly busy schedule. I don't like to spend my entire day in and out of the cafeteria so I only eat three times per day. I'm just looking to drop some body fat. I'm not interested in bodybuilder either. I'm after a slim, athletic figure. I'm 5'9 and I weigh around 160 lbs right now. I need to drop some body fat so my abs will show through then I'll worry about bulking up a bit afterwards.

Breakfast:

3 egg omlette with cheese
bowl of fruit
cup of green tea

According to fitday, this breakfast has 550 calories, 35 grams of fat, 26 grams of carbs and 34 grams of protein.

Lunch:

Mixed greens salad with half chicken breast and no dressing
Fruit shake with whey isolate

According to fitday, this has 662 calories, 11 grams of fat, 89 grams of carbs and 56 grams of protein.

Dinner:

fried chicken breast
half cup each of carrots, broccoli, cauliflower
half cup mozza cheese

According to fitday, this has 547 calories, 18 grams of fat, 17 grams of carbs and 77 grams of protein.

Total:

1759 calories
65 grams of fat (18%)
134 grams of carbs (36%)
167 grams of protein (46%)

Looking back on this now, it seems like the fats might be a little low. I'm just not sure how else I should add fats and take away carbs and proteins. I really like eating a lot of fruit which is where a lot of the carbs are comming from. I like this diet because it is something I can easily manage to do everyday and not get bored of. I would just like some minor tweaks if possible.

getfit
02-16-2006, 03:40 PM
add olive oil, natty pb, nuts,egg yolks,avocados etc...

Coleman
02-16-2006, 03:43 PM
Is there any reason to add that stuff? I'm trying to keep my calories under 1800 a day for cutting.

getfit
02-16-2006, 03:46 PM
you can add some oilve oil to your salad or shake, you do need some fats in your diet cutting or not

Coleman
02-16-2006, 03:47 PM
I can't add that very easily. I get all my food from the cafeteria and usually grab the protein shake from the juice bar on my way to class.

the one
02-16-2006, 03:47 PM
hes got almost 20% of his caloric intake from fat...i think thats enough

Built
02-16-2006, 06:31 PM
20% of calories means nothing. But he appears to be getting over a half a gram per pound LBM, which, while sufficient, may not be satisfying. I usually like my fats a little higher, especially on a cut.

1800 is what I cut on - my feeling is this is rather low for a man your size.

Con
02-16-2006, 07:03 PM
Hey coleman, listen to what they have to say, chances are they're right.

Btw Im about 5'9'' and I weigh 170, so we are pretty close, and after a week on similar calories It was highly advised to raise my cals.

I know you said you dont like to spend lots of time in the cafateria BUT maybe you wont need to. Try and take a snack with you. With me being in school, hard boiled eggs are great, fats and protein and they are pretty good.

Built
02-16-2006, 07:08 PM
A couple of hardboiled eggs would be an excellent snack to bring.

Good suggestion, Con.

the one
02-16-2006, 07:18 PM
how can you tell how much lean mass he has built?

Built
02-16-2006, 11:02 PM
I just eyeballed it based on his weight. 5'9" at 160 - he CAN'T be all that fat - surely he has at LEAST 130-140 lbs of LBM on his frame.

the one
02-17-2006, 09:47 AM
oh

Optimum08
02-17-2006, 10:58 AM
"the one" all i really see you ever do in your post is try and criticize the approach of regulars on this forum like built and getfit...if you look at built's avatar...she obviously knows what shes doing....but to the OP i would raise fats a bit...just add some olive oil, PB, nuts, avocados somewhere into that diet...

the one
02-17-2006, 04:03 PM
just b/c i questioned built does not mean i criticized her. i dont think she took it that way either...and if thats all you ever see me do i would like to see another example where a criticism wasnt deserved?

Built
02-17-2006, 08:09 PM
NP the one - I didn't take it as a criticism - I figured you hadn't read where the OP mentioned his weight and height.

<blows kisses at optimum>