"I wasn't going to comment because I didn't want to hijack the OP's thread, but I suppose this one time. Oh, and I noticed that you edited out your comment about Gregron in your second post before he had a chance to read it. That's right, that comment about your advice being more useful than his, I read it before you changed it. For a person so confident in what he says, you shouldn't need to hide things like that."
- You have quoted the comment below and it says nothing of the sort. It says my info was more complete. when I re-read Gregron's comment and noticed it did not give ANY info or meal plans I edited comment out. All that is needed to know for nutrional advice is in the OP's first comment: He wants to lose fat/gain muscle and doesn't know a great deal about nutrition.
"One couldn't use that much protein at once? It sounds like you're saying that the body can only absorb so much in a single meal. Well that's just wrong. It's already been discussed enough on this forum that I'm not going to elaborate. If you want, you can dig through the old posts yourself."
You're 'just wrong'. It's a highly debatable/controversial subject with those who believe in intermittent fasting generally being on the 'loads' side. It also depends on your bodyweight, how much muscle mass you have and how riddled with micro-tears your muscles are etc. Here's one of many scientific studies that purport to show protein absorbtion limitations in the order of 25 grams per hour:
RE Oatmeal. I consider oatmeal to be a good complex carb source but there is more protein in two egg whites than there is in a large bowl of oats.
One should try to get as much protein as one can from meat. The human gut is 2-3 times more efficient at absorbing Iron from meat than from vege/grain based food. Meat has a much better balance of essential amino acids. Every grain/vege based protein source is deficient in at least one of the essentials. Grains also contain glutin and lectins(rice has lower levels when cooked).
"You really need to improve your own diet before you give diet advise to others. It's pretty bad. That's probably why you still way only weigh 184 lbs at a height of 6'4". And you push veggies so much I thought you would eat more yourself. Try adding a salad with spinach and tomato or something."
This was a single day's meal. The broccoli was the size of a tree and there was plenty of cabbage. Perhaps you could explain how you can give dietary advice to me based on a SINGLE day's eating(in light of what that day's food compriseed)? I have spinach several days a week and in large amounts. I eat tomatoes regularly too.
Perhaps you could help me with my diet? What am I doing wrong? I have the same goals as the OP. To lose fat and gain strength/muscle.
Here is todays food:
6:00AM - oatmeal with low carb with one serve of whey protein isolate powder mixed in.
9:00ish - 4 egg whites and 1 whole egg scrambled and served with a single piece of dry rye toast.
11:30ish - Cauliflower salad also containing walnuts, pumpkin seeds, cottage cheese, butter beans, lemon juice, garlic, parsley, black olives and capsicum. A few almonds afterwards.
2:30PM - Protein shake with half a banana in it after lifting.
About 5:00 I will have - Small tin of John West Wild Atlantic Salmon and a single piece of dry rye bread, about 6-8 green olives and some low fat Greek-style yogurt.
For dinner I've bought some Wild Baramundi fillets which I will grill and serve with brown rice and a lemon and parsley sauce(olive oil based not butter). I will also have a raw carrot, spinach and string beans. I'm not going to eat a tomato today just to keep you happy.
Please help me with my diet. I don't know what I'm doing.