I'm going to be moving to university at the beginning of October and I'm also just starting to take my training really seriously. I'll be on a tight budget and want to eat in order to get strong.
I have a few questions about diet but I didn't want to create several topics and they're all fairly similar.
Can people give me ideas of some good carb sources. Currently I find myself alternating between pasta and rice each day which is getting a bit boring.
I struggle to eat a lot of fruit and vegetables as I don't like too many, I've seen people recommend superfoods. Could someone tell me any cheap easily available ones they'd recommend.
My current diet is some sort of cereal for breakfast with a yoghurt, fruit and protein shake, a couple of pieces of meat, rice and veg for lunch and then similar for dinner, it'll probably be the exact same as lunch once I go to university and I cook my own evening meal. Then throughout the day I'll snack on nuts, maybe a bit of chocolate, biscuits and probably a protein shake or two with semi skimmed milk. How does this look as a diet? I've just read 5/3/1 and plan to aim for at least 4 meals daily as Jim's advice and perhaps some sort of meat for breakfast.
This follows on from the previous question somewhat, I feel like I'm not eating as many carbs as would be optimal for strength gains. I've attached a picture of an average lunch so you can get an idea of the portion size. Is this about right or do I need to change anything?
Breads, potato (various), quinoa, couscous, polenta, oats, etc
Looks fine. Adjust as you observe how you respond
Looks great. I would add some fat though.
Thank you, nice to know I'm on the right track. What healthy sources of fat could I have? I've started having cashew nuts as a snack but other than that have no idea.
Sorry to revive an old topic can anyone help me out with healthy sources of fat or my initial questions?