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Am I Eating Enough?

Long story short, I’ve played football since I was a kid, and I’m hoping to continue playing in college. Right now
I’m following WS4SB and after talking with a friend about it, I’m not sure if I’m eating enough. I’m about 6’2 225 and my day goes a little something like this

Breakfast- apple, orange, 2 cups milk
snack- 1/2 cup almonds, beef jerky
lunch- peanut butter sandwich
snack-tuna
PWO- protein shake w/ creatine + milk
then I make an omelette (sp?) with 4 eggs, milk, and cheese, sometimes I have whatever my dad makes for dinner after that, and sometimes I just settle for that as dinner
before bed- casein protein shake made with water

I get something like ~200 grams protein, 135 carbs, and 100 fat, If it helps I’m also taking ZMA and Alpha Male. I know some might say I’m young enough that the Alpha Male won’t have an effect, but I notice a significant difference.

So do you thing I’m getting enough protein or should I add somewhere??

No, it doesn’t look like you’re eating enough calories. I think I eat more calories than you do and I’m currently 143 lbs.

Your breakfast is pretty bad. That should be a big meal. Why don’t you eat the omelet then? Your lunch is pretty lame too. PB sandwich. Also, you need to eat more veggies.

You’re not eating anywhere near enough.

goals?
body fat?

i eat that much by 1:30, but I have a super fast metabolism

Here is me on a bad day
breakfast: 4-5 cups of milk
breakfast 2: 1 can of beans
Lunch: cheeseburger
snack: none because I forgot it
predinner: 4 cups of milk, some nuts or fruit
dinner: Fast food.
Dinner 2: 1 can of tuna
Dinner 3: 2 cups of milk.
Est protein 160grams calories 4,000-5000 (fast food makes that number huge)

Here is a good day.
Here is me on a bad day
breakfast: 4-5 cups of milk, 4 cups oatmeal
breakfast 2: 1 can of beans
Lunch: large chicken breast
snack: salt free trail mix or mixed nuts, or 2x protein shake.
predinner: 2 cups of milk, some nuts AND dried fruit.
dinner: some huge meal where I eat to much, like 3 chicken breasts, 2 servings of mash potatoes, 2 cups of milk.
Dinner 2: 1 can of tuna 2 cup of milk.
Dinner 3: 1 can of tuna 2 cups of milk.

I haven’t totaled calories or protein for either of those in a long time. Est 270-300 grams of protein on good days. Est Calories 4,000-5,000 (I drink soda frequently).

I am also 40lbs lighter then you, so no I you aren’t eating enough.

that’s a crap load of milk, lol

[quote]jehovasfitness wrote:
that’s a crap load of milk, lol[/quote]

Iv posted my diet here before to which was replied, “I never want to get stuck in an elevator with you.”

[quote]HunterKiller wrote:
jehovasfitness wrote:
that’s a crap load of milk, lol

Iv posted my diet here before to which was replied, “I never want to get stuck in an elevator with you.”[/quote]

I don’t see any eggs or raw broccoli in that diet of yours.

Binge on those and get back to me on the elevator thing.

Adding it up, that’s only 2240 calories. That doesn’t seem like much to me.

You have “Eat-somewhat-correctly-right-after-working-out-
because-I-feel-like-it’ll-all-go-to-my-muscle-but-eat-very
-little-at-any-other-time-because-I-feel-like-it-will-turn
-to-fat” syndrome. Get over it. Just because you haven’t put down the weights 2 seconds ago doesn’t mean you don’t need calories to build muscle.

[quote]divindedust wrote:
Long story short, I’ve played football since I was a kid, and I’m hoping to continue playing in college. Right now
I’m following WS4SB and after talking with a friend about it, I’m not sure if I’m eating enough. I’m about 6’2 225 and my day goes a little something like this

Breakfast- apple, orange, 2 cups milk
snack- 1/2 cup almonds, beef jerky
lunch- peanut butter sandwich
snack-tuna
PWO- protein shake w/ creatine + milk
then I make an omelette (sp?) with 4 eggs, milk, and cheese, sometimes I have whatever my dad makes for dinner after that, and sometimes I just settle for that as dinner
before bed- casein protein shake made with water

I get something like ~200 grams protein, 135 carbs, and 100 fat, If it helps I’m also taking ZMA and Alpha Male. I know some might say I’m young enough that the Alpha Male won’t have an effect, but I notice a significant difference.

So do you thing I’m getting enough protein or should I add somewhere??[/quote]

my breakfast is usually 6-8 eggs with butter and cheese, 200g of granola, 2 apples and a pint of milk.

Then about 1kg of meat mixed with 4 tablespoons of olive oil and 40-50 nuts.
eaten over 3 midday meals

Then dextrose+malto+whey+ BCAAS at workout

then 300g of meat with 2-3 sweet potatoes, pickle and cheese.

then cottage cheese and peanut butter and cassein with milk before bed.

= 4500-500 cals.

im 220, 6’1. (maintenance was about 3500)

Damn, glad I asked, I think I’m gonna try making another omelette in the morning, then add some sort of chicken to my lunch and have a protein shake somewhere throughout the day, that should get me closer to the 275-300 range. Thanks for the help