Fully aware i may be committing a social more’, ive given up on the search function and am asking for the wealth of knowledge ive seen some of you demonstrate in advice to others be directed at me for a few moments of your time:
i need to know how im supposed to eat.
The title of this post could have been, “what am i supposed to eat?” but i think a lot of people would skip over a thread like that because one might assume the author wasnt using his brain.
i realize how big of a topic this is and i would glady buy any reading material suggested if the general feeling was that this is a topic that’s size is beyond the scope of this forum. HOWEVER, the books ive seen dont give specific examples and i feel thats what im looking for.
at 32, im at risk for a myriad of health problems in the very near future due to my weight and high blood pressure, and i realize i need to lose the weight and cut down on fat.
i lift now, and pretty damn hard. i try to read as much as i can to train correctly.
a major problem is that i have two extremely damaged knees from multiple sprains.
bad knees run in my family and i had an orthopedic surgeon confirm that its very likely my problem is congenital. ive injured them so many time, that im no longer able to squat or deadlift, so sadly im unable to run.
most days it hurts to walk with my dog. i think losing weight will really help with this and thats why im asking for help. i think swimming is something ill be able to do without any knee complications, and im getting ready to start doing that early mornings before i eat.
the articles, “A Question Of Nutrition” made me realize that some stuff i eat now really isnt all that great and to maybe take a second look at some organic and/or non-hormone stuff.
the velocity diet program was the impetus for me to start eating better. i was told when i entered my stats in that the diet isnt recommended for me because of my weight. right now im 6’ and 282. i teeter between 283 and 276.
as i said, ive trained hard and some PRs are a 415 deadlift @ 276, a 225 bench @ 255, and a 245 military press @ 276. these are lifts i dont feel are impressive, but i relay them to give a respondent an idea of how im built. i currently dont have the ability to post any new pictures.
to some of us, maybe i eat horribly.
to me i think i try to watch and not eat the bad stuff.
my problem is probably in my portion control.
i certainly wasnt taught good eating habits by my parents, but im in no way conveying blame.
what im looking for are specific examples like: “for lunch, a turkey sandwich and salad” and not, “eat more fruits because theyre good for you”. i dont need tips and tricks, i need to know how and what to eat.
i appreciate your attention and thoughts on this