[quote]T Bone54 wrote:
hi everyone, im looking for some input/advice on my diet. In the last week i have shifted my diet. i am now consuming 5-6 meals daily, but have gained about 7 pounds since i have switched things up. Monday last week i weighed 237 and this afternoon i weighed 244. Generally, my body puts on weight fairly easy, but i am very concerned this is not all muscle. my diet is as follows:
Breakfast-7am: 8-10 egg whites, oatmeal, 2 cups of coffee
10-10:30 am: approx 45 grams protein from dymatize protein shake.
noon(lunch): 8 oz tuna, 8 oz mixed vegs, 8 oz rice
approx 3 pm(postworkout): 40 grams protein(dymatize) or 2 chicken breast
5-6 pm(dinner): 8 oz chicken breast, 8 oz mixed vegs, 8 oz rice
evening snack varies: 2 cups go lean cereal, dried fruit, or another shake if im really hungry.
after seeing the basics of my diet, what do you think ? should i cut down some to watch my weight? i want to stay around 240, but am worried this weight gain will continue if im not careful. thanks in advance for the input!
btw i train 5 days a week. usually do cardio 3-4 times a week, 30-45 minutes.
Well, if you find yourself putting on weight easily, I would guess that you are not very carb-tolerant. Also, you are probably in pretty poor health if you eat like that all the time!
I would cut out the oatmeal (it’s not the superfood that some people think it is), rice, and cereal. Try to limit the starchy carbs to during and after your workouts, and the rest of the time only get them from fruits and veggies. Also, you need more fats! Use whole eggs (the yolks are where the good stuff is anyway), drizzle your vegetables with olive oil, take fish oil or eat fish frequently, and eat a damn steak once in a while (grass-fed is preferable, of course). Also, walnuts, almonds, and peanut butter are good sources of fats and protein.
And if you are looking to lose fat, change up your 45 min of cardio to 25 minutes of interval training or complexes or running around outside flipping over garbage cans. Something other than just steady-state aerobics. (If you are already doing that, then I apologize for making assumptions).
Good luck, and don’t be afraid to eat a ton, just watch those carbs and increase the protein and fats to make up for the calories.