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My Newbie Diet

I am a new person to eating right but have been reading a lot of info on T-Nation. I am trying to lose weight without losing muscle and i didnt do to good in the beginning. I started at 310 pounds, I am now 255 pounds But i lost the weight by basically starving myself and working out. I read about catabolism(?) where you body depletes the muscle storage and i believe that happened to me.

I now eat a diet of 125 grams of protein, 150 grams of carbs, and 50 grams of fat a day is this a good diet?

I am not a body builder just looking to maintain what strength I have left. I eat as many of my carbs as I can before 5 pm and try to make my last meal almost exclusively protein and low fat. Am I doing this right any suggestions help is more than appreciated. message me if you have any good ideas.

HELL NO you need to rethink that. That is only near 1500 k/cals a day Not near enough for someone of your size.

I suggest you read these and then come back with more questions.
7 Habit
http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do?id=459493

Foods That Make You Look Good Nekid
http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do?id=460638

T Dawg 2
http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do?id=473067

If you nail these and you will be well on your way. T Dawg two above is a great diet that is easy to LIVE with and shed lbs.IMO

Hope that helps,
Phill

[quote]bigdaddy082 wrote:
I am a new person to eating right but have been reading a lot of info on T-Nation. I am trying to lose weight without losing muscle and i didnt do to good in the beginning. I started at 310 pounds, I am now 255 pounds But i lost the weight by basically starving myself and working out. I read about catabolism(?) where you body depletes the muscle storage and i believe that happened to me.

I now eat a diet of 125 grams of protein, 150 grams of carbs, and 50 grams of fat a day is this a good diet?

I am not a body builder just looking to maintain what strength I have left. I eat as many of my carbs as I can before 5 pm and try to make my last meal almost exclusively protein and low fat. Am I doing this right any suggestions help is more than appreciated. message me if you have any good ideas.[/quote]

125 gr of protein =500 cal
150 gr of carbs =600 cal
50 gr of fat =450 cal

        total = 1550 cal

At 255lb. you’re starving yourself. Try this rule of thumb. 1 gr of protein per lb. of Lean Body Mass for maintenance. 1.5 gr or more if you want to grow or get stonger. Adjust the fat and carbs accordingly.

TNT

[quote]T Dawg 2
http://www.t-nation.com/...c.do?id=473067

If you nail these and you will be well on your way. T Dawg two above is a great diet that is easy to LIVE with and shed lbs.IMO

Hope that helps,
Phill [/quote]

I agree with Phill. It’s my favorite “diet” on this site, I think. Perhaps do a search at the top of the page for terms like “habit” and “long haul”; you should find some great info. - practical and theoretical.

sry wrong post