QUOTE (chiuchimu @ Jul 23 2009, 01:13 PM)
I'm pretty athletic but can't seem to get the last 20 pounds off to be truly ripped.
I think I can go from 210lb to 190lb.( I'm 5' 10")
Is it better to eat many small meals or three square meals?
Is the High protien low Carb diet good if your active?
Here is an example of what I'm thinking of trying:
8:00 Am 1 cup cereal 1 cup milk 1 cup orange juice
10:00 Am apple
12:00 noon Ham sandwich on white bread
2:30 Pm Banana
5:00 Pm 2 pieces chicken & salad
8:00 Pm 1 cup soup
Anybody know about dieting?
gabba brought up good points. 0% bf is death. Running backs and pro basketball players have an average of 8%bf.
Your diet aint that great. If your active to a point where your in sports (especially contact sports training), you need a decent amount of calories, moderate carbs, and high protein. Your doing good by eating clean but you need way more protein. If you eat too less of calories and work out, you will eat muscle and screw up your metabolism. Making you gain the weight back and look worse in the long run (skinny fat). Studies have shown that 5-8 small meals has no effect on metabolism, but is just a good way for people to stay full while eating less. I eat 5 meals a day. I am personally against low carb diets since I have seen them back fire most of the time. They only give temporary results. Except the ketogenic diet, which I also have seen back fire.
The best thing to do is to keep track of every calorie, gram of fat, protein and carb as possible. Make a log and have a 6 month plan. None of this crash diet, lose as much weight as possible in the short period of time. You will fuk yourself over, I promise you this. You aint a MMA fighter that has to cut weight before a fight. For your height and target weight you should be eating 2000-2500 calories, 200-250 grams of protein, 120-150 grams of carbs, and 50 grams of fat (healthy fats from fish and nuts.) You should also eat whatever you want 1 day out of the week but keep it in that calorie range i put up. You should be losing 2-3 lbs a week with this diet if you are working out 3-5 days a week. (Cardio, weights, anarobic). Any more than that is a very bad thing. But you should expect to lose more than that your first couple weeks since youl be losing allot of water weight.
Also stay away from alcohol as much as possible. If you keep up this plan i just wrote out. You should be at your target weight in 2-3 months. The other 3 months is to see if you can keep that weight.
QUOTE (YourMuDoIsWeak @ Jul 24 2009, 06:14 AM)
Diet and do more exercise than your doing now, drink lots of water and take multivitamins/supplements.
I lost 7 pounds of fat so since the beginning of this month. Some say its not healthy but believe me its not because i snack on nuts and fruit all day. I think it comes from all the black coffee i drink, the extra exercise and replacing breakfast or dinner with a smoothie thats high in protein and antioxidants. It consists of greek yogurt, bananas, almonds, blueberries or strawberries, honey, peanut butter and milk. I also started doing lots of pull ups i used to be able to do none lmao now i do 4 sets of five.
7 lbs in 3 weeks is pushing it. You do not want to lose strength and muscle. You can supplement your diet with whey protein, that would prevent muscle loss. Just wondering are you a vegan or something? You can buy 10 lbs of frozen chicken breast and canned tuna by bulk. By throwing this in your diet you would get way better results.