The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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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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  1. #1
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    I need you to solve my food scheduling problems.

    Hey all, I'm signing in (after a long break from both here and lifting) to get some advice on what I should get for school, in terms of food. I have come up with a schedule that leaves me minimal time (ie, little to none) preperation for all (first 4) meals, but I will have some for #5 and 6. I am thinking powerbars and shakes for 2/4 meals and something more substantive (cottage cheese + ?, something else) for the other 2. Please help me pick out what are the best mealbars/shakes (taste is a big priority) and what is best for the time I have. My schedule is as follows:

    8 am wake up, shower, get dressed, make bed, eat breakfast, leave for class (45 minutes to do this, showering, making bed, and getting dressed will take me 30 minutes, leaving meal 1 15 minutes).
    8:45 am leave for class, class until 2 pm, with one break at a midway point, giving me 10 minutes between walking to class to eat something (meal 2, I figure a powerbar is best, not sure if I should add to it).
    From 2pm to 2:30 I have to get to my dorm and pick up my gym bag and head to the gym. I figure I can eat something on the way, so please say what's the best pre-workout (intensive) meal is considering I will have about 5-10 minutes for this (meal 3).
    2:45 Weightlifting (45 minutes)
    3:45 Racquetball practice (30 minutes)
    4:30 cardio (30 minutes), I leave for the gym by 5:15. I should insert meal 4 at some point (I figure after weightlifting, though I might want to break up meal 4 and do smaller meals between each. Keep in mind that they must be something I can leave in an uncooled gym bag.
    5:30 I get back to the dorm, shower and change by 6:00 pm. I can then prepare meals 5 and 6 (I figure 6:30 pm, and 8:30 pm are good times), and I have a pretty good kitchen to prepare what I need.

    So what would you advise for me to eat for meals 1-6, considering 1-4 is limited in time, 5 and 6 not, and meals 1, 3, 5, and 6 can be refridgerated while 2 and 4 cannot. I am shooting for 2,500 calories and my main goal is fat loss. No restrictions on types of food (no allergies, food preferences). If you advise a protein shake or powerbar, please pick a favourite (taste and benefit wise) as it's been awhile (6 months) since I've been a weightlifting consumer.

    I know I'm asking a lot, but this board is the most informative source I know. Thanks

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    Imma help ya out here, see what i can do....

    Meal 1: You need both carbs/protien, quick, fast, and tastefull....hmmmmmm
    I would recomend a couple glasses of skim milk, a powerbar (depending on your calorie needs), and a few slices of whole grain bread.
    Meal 2: I would put this meal off until 2pm when you get out of class, have a powerbar with at least 50-75g of complex carbs (this will put your meal about an hour before your workout, optimal for digestion)
    Meal 3: Skip it. Dont eat this soon before working out, (if anything go VERY light, like an apple maybe)
    Meal 4: As SOON as you finish your cardio, have some High GI/sugar barbs (i like to bring along a little bottle of honey, and take a sip post workout) 10 minutes after that, have a whey shake with some complex carbs in it.
    Meal 5: 6:30 is a good time, and you should start reducing your carbs at this time. I would have some lean chicken breasts, along with some brocolli (fiber carb), and maybe another glass of skim milk for a little extra protien.
    Meal 6: 8:30 is also good (depending on when you go to sleep), make this meal whatever you want as long as its very little/no carbs, and almost pure protein/healthy fats.

    *Meal 7*: (depending on you calorie needs and if you skipped meal 3 or not)
    Only protein/ fat, you decide the time and what tastes good...

    Hope that helps ya
    This is a close match to my diet, i too am on a tight schedule so i feel your pain
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    Only protein/ fat, you decide the time and what tastes good...
    For god's sake, would people PLEASE stop regurgitating this "no carbs in the evening" myth?
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    Quote Originally Posted by _-_v_-_
    For god's sake, would people PLEASE stop regurgitating this "no carbs in the evening" myth?
    Amen to that.

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    i made it clear in my post that the macronutrient breakdown/timing/ calorie limit depended on his needs...he didnt state weather he was trying to cut, bulk, lo carb, high carb, he didnt specify, i merely shared with him what i eat on a daily basis if given his schedule...
    "to live is to suffer, to survive is to find meaning in the suffer" -DMX

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    Quote Originally Posted by raven23
    i made it clear in my post that the macronutrient breakdown/timing/ calorie limit depended on his needs...he didnt state weather he was trying to cut, bulk, lo carb, high carb, he didnt specify, i merely shared with him what i eat on a daily basis if given his schedule...
    I said my goal is fat loss in the first post. Thanks for the advice

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    sorry i didnt read that far
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    Quote Originally Posted by _-_v_-_
    For god's sake, would people PLEASE stop regurgitating this "no carbs in the evening" myth?
    carbs in the evening stop me from dying or smet, coz i feel so bad.
    i still manage to lose weight with carbs in the evening
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