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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s 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?

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    My attempt at 5000 calories - input wanted!

    I tried to do as much research as possible, and be as self-sufficient as possible in coming up with this; there's a lot to read out there, and it took me a few hours to come up with something solid enough to post. Hopefully, this passes the test and doesn't end up like most "HELP ME EAT" threads in this forum that have two sentences thrown into a post and two replies at most.

    I'm a 25 year-old guy, 6'5, 185 and I'm just beginning Starting Strength.

    Everything I read says "Eat anything you can get your hands on!" I tell ya, that's hard to understand at first, and I was having one hell of a time figuring out what 5000 calories looked like in a day. After much dicking with fitday, I came up with something, and I'd really like some input.

    How well do shakes keep? Can I make it in the morning, drink half of it around 9am at work, and the other half around 3pm? I ordered some Maximus from ALN and the shake I want to make is gonna look something like this:

    - 1 serving Maximus
    - 32oz whole milk
    - 2 TBSP Natural Peanut Butter
    - 1 large banana

    1511 Calories, 56.3g fat, 155.4g carb, 102.9g protein - meant to be halved & consumed in two meals

    I'M LEAVING THIS DIET UP FOR PURPOSES OF SEEING WHERE I STARTED MY THOUGHT PROCESSES AND COMPARING TO WHERE I ULTIMATELY END UP. PLEASE SEE THIS POST FURTHER DOWN THE PAGE FOR MY CURRENT DIET IDEAS

    This is what I'm looking at, theoretically, for daily intake:

    Breakfast
    - 4 scrambled eggs
    - 2 slices of toast
    - 16 oz milk
    - A piece of fruit (banana or apple, probably)

    - 801 calories, 38g fat, 69.3g carb, 47.5g protein

    Snack
    - Half of my shake

    - 755 calories, 28.2g fat, 77.7g carb, 52g protein

    Lunch
    - 1.5 medium chicken breasts, sauteed in olive oil or grilled
    - Steamed broccoli
    - 1 oz cashews
    - 24 oz whole milk

    - 1208 calories, 60.3g fat, 47.5g carbs, 117.7g protein

    Pre-workout Shake
    - Half of my shake

    - 755 calories, 28.2g fat, 77.7g carb, 52g protein

    Post-workout
    - Opticen shake - this is just shaken up with water, or should I be using milk? The plan is to drink it at the gym, so water's easier, I guess.

    - 372 calories, 8g fat, 35g carbs, 40g protein

    Dinner
    - 4 oz pasta w/pesto sauce
    - 1 chicken breast
    - Veggie like carrots or broccoli
    - 1 oz cashews

    - 1131 calories, 45.4g fat, 95.2g carbs, 83g protein

    Totals: 5022 calories, 208.1g fat, 402.4g carbs, 392.2g protein

    After plugging it all into Fitday again, I get a breakdown of: 32% Protein, 36% Fat, 32% Carbs. I don't think this is optimal, but does it matter at this point?

    I'm going to take a multivitamin & fish oil capsules - I recall reading that 10 caps/day isn't overkill, and adds 100 calories/day to my diet. Is that kosher?

    I put myself in your hands, WBBers. Any input at all would be greatly appreciated. If I'm totally off with some portion sizes - for example, I'm not sure if 4oz of dried pasta is a huge serving or not - I'd like some input. Input on times of day would be great too - are carbs at night bad?

    Thanks!
    Last edited by yasher; 08-19-2009 at 04:23 PM. Reason: new diet in post 14

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