View Full Version : Is a structured diet necessary?

04-23-2006, 03:09 PM
in order to weightgain and cut, is following a strange diet necessary? does getting a fit body mean giving up all the food you love?

im a college student that is not very athletic but would say is in decent shape right now. im looking to build muscle and lose fat but does that mean i have to stop eating my mother's food and eating nuts, chicken breast, peanut butter or whatever it is that i think these diets consist of?

my human physiology professor has always advised me of eating reasonably. like for example.. not being afraid of eating starchy foods.. but instead, eating reasonably and not too much. is this advice more for avoiding getting fat or also applicable for getting fit?

i really need some answers. does getting big also mean a change in lifestyle?

for anyone interested, heres a thread where i explained my split and my diet

04-23-2006, 03:25 PM
based on the lack of replies, i guess that is an yes... thanks! haha

04-23-2006, 03:26 PM
what does your mom cook?

give an example

04-23-2006, 03:27 PM
what's a strange diet to you?

04-23-2006, 03:36 PM
average dinner
-1 bowl of white rice
-1 fish dish
-1 meat dish (sometimes even just something with egg)
-1 vegetable dish
-1 tofu dish (fried, boiled or even raw)
sometimes soup (varies from vegetable soup to meat soups)

everything is cooked in vegetable oil and seasonings usually consist of salt, soy sauce, and garlic

a strange diet would be if i had to eat a lot of nuts and unflavored meat.. i mean, i wouldnt mind changing my diet. but i can only pretty much control what i eat for breakfast and lunch.

04-23-2006, 03:38 PM

have you ever read this sticky?

what do you have for breakfast?

04-23-2006, 03:39 PM
do you use olive oil?

04-23-2006, 03:51 PM
according to that sticky, my mom's cooking is pretty healthy. minus the white rice

04-23-2006, 04:00 PM
There's room for white rice in virtually any diet.

If your macros work out, the rest is pretty subtle.

04-24-2006, 02:41 PM
I didn't know nuts, chicken breast and peanut butter were considered strange things to each. :(

Slim Schaedle
04-24-2006, 03:15 PM
does getting big also mean a change in lifestyle?
For the natural guy or gal who does not have superior genetics, yes.

Look around the college weight room. It is very likely that the guys you see that are big, cut, and impressive are not the ones out partying and getting drunk every weekend and making the 3am fast food stop.

Some are, but they never make substantial progress.