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How Can I Mess Around with My Diet?

Below is my diet, I’m a bit confused. Am i allow to mess around with it to make it more exciting insted of just Plain and Boring, So i wont get burnt out on it. For example, for meal 3 chicken and veggies could i make that into like a whole grain rice chicken bowl. Besides doing that i would have a ridicously amount of chicken and veggies to get up to the proper amount of calories i need.

If This would help with your answers.

I’m trying to cut and get lean.
Age.20
Hieght. 6 Foot
Weight. 195
BF. No Clue, Sloppy, Love handles, and a Gut.not so much big id say mini keg size.

Meal #1

OatMeal

Metabolic Drive bar

Snack

Beef jerky, handful of mixed nuts

Meal #2

Tuna, boiled egg

Meal #3

Chicken breasts

Mixed veggies

Meal #4

post-workout drink (Surge)

Meal #5

Turkey Salad

Meal #6

Cottage cheese

Workout?

Yes, you can make food taste good. No one said food has to taste like shit to be healthy. Why would you want to make it taste bland?


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I buy like 6 different 100g packet of spices so my chicken can be anything from jerk chicken to curry to bbq to sweet&sour or just loaded with tomato ketchup :smiley:

[quote]echelon101 wrote:
Workout?[/quote]

Seconded.

Have you added up the total calories and micros in your diet?

How rigidly are you sticking to this diet? If not much, I assume it is due to boring foods.

I’ll eat a damn cardboard box if it had the right nutrients, so I could care less about taste. :slight_smile:

I do understand your issue though.

I workout Mon-Wens-Fri

Squats 3 sets for 15 reps

Bench Press 3 sets for 15 reps

Dumbbell Shoulder Presses 3 sets for 15 reps

Machine Row 3 sets for 15 reps

Barbell Curls 3 sets for 15 reps

Triceps Push Downs 3 sets for 15 reps

Calf raises (standing) 3 sets for 15 reps

Crunches-Abs 3 sets for 15 reps

Then i run afterwards.

I need about 2500 calories. i figure to get to that much a day each meal needs to be arourd 500 calories. I was just wondering if i could add more stuff onto this T-DAWG diet to get it up to 500 calories a meal or just add a lot more of the foods that are in my diet. if that makes any sense.

Even though the foods are boring. I’m sticking with it, I’m not gona quit intil i get what i want out of this.

Your doing 360 reps (24 sets of 15) and run and you only need 2500 calories? Damn. I think your doing way to many reps, im not sure how someone could keep the intensity up for that long. Also, you only do squats for legs, and calf raises, but you do 5 arm lifts.

I doubt your workout plan is very good, but if no one else shares my opinion, I would ignore my post. Anyone who contradicts me more then likely has more knowledge than I do.

As for the food, I don’t think eating healthy tastes bad (except oatmeal, can’t stand the stuff but I eat it every morning, just have to have a some fruit in every bit). Make sure you season the chicken, otherwise yeah it will taste bland.

[quote]fisch wrote:

I doubt your workout plan is very good, but if no one else shares my opinion, I would ignore my post. Anyone who contradicts me more then likely has more knowledge than I do.

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It’s tough to say “Your plan isn’t good”, because the very fact that he is in the gym 3 days a week is great.

I will agree that a much more effective workout plan will help optimize the time it takes to reach your specific goal of increasing lean mass and reducing fat.

Almost looks like the “Fit For Life” plan in some ways…
I for one, recommend more saturation per muscle group rather than a total body workout every workout.

Got any goals?