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Need More Nutrients

So after moving away from home I’ve had to adjust my diet a bit, but right now I’m worried that despite getting more than enough calories, my nutrients are lacking. Never worried about this in the past, but anyway.

Here’s a snapshot of a typical day:

6:30 AM

2 scoops whey
1 cup oats
500mL milk
2 tbsp peanut butter
1 tbsp olive oil
1 multivitamin
(~1000 calories)

10:00 PM

1 apple
1 500mL milk
1 oatmeal bar
(~400 calories)

12:00 PM

Take-out lunch
Something high in calories/protein
(~600-900 calories)

2:00 PM

2 scoops whey w/ water
BCAAs
oatmeal bar
(~500 calories)

4:30 PM

2 potatoes
150g beef or chicken
2 cups spinach
(~500 calories)

Training + 1 Serving Surge (~300 calories)

8:00 PM
4 eggs
1 thick slice sourdough bread
1 cup spinach
(~600 calories)

10:00 PM
Something tasty after eating all that clean food, varies
(~500 calories)

What do you think, should i add some more vegetables or just rely on what I have plus the multivitamins?

Looks pretty good to me, better then most people here. I’d say while it’s never perfect, you’re close enough.

[quote]joburnet wrote:
Looks pretty good to me, better then most people here. I’d say while it’s never perfect, you’re close enough.[/quote]

Calorie/protein wise I’d say so… but I’m wondering if I should throw in some vegetables for more vitamins and fiber.

Is there a down side to eating more vegetables?

I don’t understand what you are debating.

If you think you’re not eating enough veggies then chances are you’re not.