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    Newcomer, lose weight, foods to aviod, foods to eat, questions.

    Hello all.

    I am looking to lose some weight, I have done some research and am looking for about 2500 calories a day. I am just trying to drop some weight first before getting back into lifting. I am trying to get in daily excersise for at least 30min, mostly its basketball.

    Anyway, I see some posts about what people eat and it seems like a lot just eat the same food day in and day out every day. Doesnt that get old, hard?

    What are some good foods that I can eat daily to hit my 2500 goal. Is it okay for me to continue on protein drinks even when I am not going to be lifting?

    So far, I have been doing like 3 or 4 eggs in the morning with 2 pieces of toasted WW bread.

    10 am Tuna and crackers in a togo package from like safeway.

    12am usually a protein shake, since i used to take one then after my workout.

    2 pm Tuna and crackers again

    dinner was like a pork chop, or chicken, etc...

    then cottage chesse or some yogurt before bed.

    I would get around 2500 with this. Is this okay so far?

    What are some foods I should stay away from, that I shouldnt eat ever...

    What are foods that are just fine? Pork chops, chicken, steak?
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    It's all about calories, and you're on the right track. Foods to avoid are obvious. Candy, cookies, garbage.

    You can take the shakes whether lifting or not, but why stop lifting while you're dieting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by drew
    It's all about calories, and you're on the right track. Foods to avoid are obvious. Candy, cookies, garbage.

    You can take the shakes whether lifting or not, but why stop lifting while you're dieting?

    Not sure, I just wanted to lose the weight. Always been a little overweight and just want to get that knocked down.

    I guess you would advise to keep lifting? I stopped due to an injury while wresting with 3 of my friends on a trampoline. I couldnt even left the bar while benching it hurt so bad. Kept hurting for a few months.

    I am just kind of new to most of the nutrition stuff. I just guess I need to really count calories each day.

    Would I see better improvment with lifting? That would help with the fat loss?

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    Lifting while dieting would be a great idea, if you're not injured. Definitely help you avoid losing muscle while dieting and will aid in losing fat.

    Check out www.fitday.com to help you count calories. It's a great place to start. Also, keep reading in the diet section. Much more info in there than I could give you.

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    I think you need to read some articles. Go to the main page and check out the diet/nutrition article archives. Dont get into the fancy ones.

    Check these out (in no particular order)

    http://www.wannabebig.com/article.php?articleid=8
    http://www.wannabebig.com/article.php?articleid=15
    http://www.wannabebig.com/article.php?articleid=19
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