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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    Wannabebig Member tikkirulz's Avatar
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    Diet Evaluation, please

    Hi, I need some confidence in my new diet from some people, because I am always paranoid about me screwing something up, so if someone could tell me if it is A-OK, or need some fixing, it would be appreciated

    Vital statistics: 5'11" 165lb. I am cutting (gotta lose the belly flab among other areas). I was 13% body fat before starting this diet. Short term goal = 10%

    Meal 1: 3 large eggs + 1/2c quaker oats + 2packets of splenda
    Meal 2: Premeir Protein Bar
    Meal 3: 2oz cashews + 2tbsp peanut butter + 1c cottage cheese
    Meal 4: Cell-Tech
    Meal 5: 1 chicken breast + flax seed oil

    Totals:
    Calories = 2031
    Fat = 88
    Carbs = 151
    Protein = 163
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    Eat more carbs.
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    Why more carbs? I cut out about 100g from my bulking up stage and jacked the fat up by about 30g. Isn't that the right method?

    I ask, beacuse I am always weary of carbs, because I am afraid they are just going to turn into fat on my body, because of my crappy gentics.
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    Yes, you'll lose muscle mass on this diet. More carbs ... so your body can use the other nutrients for something other that a source of fuel.
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    Originally posted by tikkirulz
    Why more carbs? I cut out about 100g from my bulking up stage and jacked the fat up by about 30g. Isn't that the right method?

    I ask, beacuse I am always weary of carbs, because I am afraid they are just going to turn into fat on my body, because of my crappy gentics.
    If your performing cardio .... don't worry about it.
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    So, would 200g/day be a good number? Should I leave the other stuff where it is at as well?
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    Try it. You should be aiming for 2lb a week loss. Anymore .... upi your carbs .... any less .... drop then. Only bits at a time.
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    Dude, sorry but that diet looks dreadful!

    Are you sure the macros and calories are right?
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    What's so dreadful about it, and all the stuff comes straight off the labels of the food products, or my giant book of nutrition counts.
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    where's the food???

    Your going to be constanly hungry.

    Also cell-tech is not a meal, and the only place you should use it is post workout with some whey protein as well.

    You need some carbs in your last meal.

    I'd use 1/2 serving of the flax oil, drop the nuts and peanut butter in favor of other food.

    Something doesn't look right to me, if I do a quick estimate in my head your only getting around 1500 calories total. It would be helpful if you can post how many calories are in each meal according to your book becasue the portions don't add up right.

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    3 large eggs = 250 cal, 6g fat, 22g carbs, 30g prot
    1/2c quaker oats = 150cal, 3g fat, 27g carbs, 5g prot
    Premeir Protein Bar = 260 cal, 7g fat, 7g carbs, 30g prot
    2oz cashews = 340 cal, 28g fat, 16g carbs, 10g prot
    2tbsp peanut butter = 190 cal, 16g fat, 7g carbs, 8g prot
    1c cottage cheese = 180 cal, 5g fat, 10g carbs, 26g prot
    Cell-Tech = 300 cal, 0g fat, 75g carbs, 0g prot
    chicken breast = 110 cal, 4g fat, 0g carbs, 24g prot
    flax seed oil = 110 cal, 11g fat, 0g carbs, 0g prot

    Hope that helps.
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    That egg count isn't right. You don't get 22 carbs and 30g protein from 3 eggs. More like 2 carbs and 18-20g protein.

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    typo. oops. anyway. i wanna know how i can fix it since it seems to be a general consensus that there is some work to be done. All help is appreciated.
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    I dont like where you're getting your carbs. Most of your carbs are from supplements, and Unkey Budiak dont like that one bit.

    Instead of a protein bar, where most carbs are from either simple sugars or alcohols and such, why dont you eat a turkey sandwich or something on whole wheat bread? Lean meat is a great source of protein and whole wheat bread is generally a good source of carbs. Its also portable, and probably cheaper + better tasting than a protein bar.

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    Isn't the bread bad for a cutting diet though since it turns to insulin a lot easier than other carbs? I used to eat whole wheat bagels when I was bulking up, but cut them out for the cutting.
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    Whole grain bread would be better than the crap that's in protein bars. If you are cutting, i wouldn't use cell-tech. 75 grams of dextrose won't be doing you any favors.
    Get your carbs from oats, sweet potatoes and brown rice. Eat some veggies like romain lettuce, brocoli and green beans. Tuna, chicken breasts, turkey breasts, lean red meat like eye of round, eggs and egg whites are good protein sources. For your fat sources you can eat walnuts, and fatty fish like salmon. Your flax seed oil is good too.
    Find out your matenence calories and eat below that for about a week and once a week carb up. This method has worked well for me.

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    wow, this gets so confusing, but i don't want to be wasting my time (or yours) and not get any results, so let's see what we can do.

    meal 1: 3 eggs + 1/2c oatmeal
    meal 2: Wheat Bagel + 2tbsp p.b
    meal 3: Grilled Chicken Breast, 8oz green beans, baked sweet potato
    meal 4: 1c cottage cheese, 1c blue berries, 1c walnuts
    meal 5: whey protein + 2c skim milk + creatine powder
    meal 6: 3 turkey slices + flax seed oil

    Totals: 2023 calories, 87g fat, 175g carbs, 180g protein

    Little much on the protein, but only 15g.

    Look good?
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    If you're going to eat a bagel, eat an organic bagel, like those from the brand "Alvarado street bakery".

    Most bagels are extremely dense, and are equal to about 6 slices of bread. Bagels usually have 60 or so grams of carbs, when two slices of stone ground wheat bread will have no more than 18-20 grams of active carbs.

    Remember, you can subtract the fiber count from the total carb count because fiber is not absorbed or used by the body but is technically a carbohydrate. This means that whole wheat tortillas and pastas may be a little more accessible to ye.

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    ok . cancel the bagel and subsitute it with a piece of whole wheat bread.

    How's that?
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    Originally posted by MWB
    Find out your matenence calories and eat below that for about a week and once a week carb up. This method has worked well for me.
    is below maintenance your BMR or BMR x your activity level?
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    i thought it was BMR x activity level. like my BMR is 1875, and activilty level is 1.65. so 1875x 1.65. unless there a few ways to calculate your maintenance?
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    How do you find your activity level?
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    http://weightrainer.virtualave.net/calcalcs.html

    This may help you out, BUT i would just start eating around what you have planned out (once you fix up the food types and such). So lets say you eat about 2100 cals, and you lose 6lbs in a week= UP the cals by 200, just adjust so you lose no more than 2lbs per week. Check the journals for some diets in there. Check out what people are eating. Stick with REAL food, not processed, good fats, high fibre (thats for you brits out there!! ). Adjust the cals as needed, this wont happen overnight. Good luck man.
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