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I have most of the diet thing down: eating 2-3hrs lean meats and carbs in natural state (wheat). I’m having a hard time with the greens though. I’m not a veggie lover. Well, I am but I have to add all the stuff to make them better such as: cheese, bacon,or dressing so I just don’t go there.

As long as I get enought protein consumption, eating greens will not affect my ability to build muscle will it?

I plan to strength train starting today and have already been doing 60 min cardio daily.

Realistically, how long does it take to notice a decent change in musculature and firmness? I can tell a little difference with 3 wks from in the past. Not enough though for others to notice at that point though.

Should I eat anything before resistance training in the morning?

Thanks, any help or advice will be appreciated

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[quote]godslilnurse wrote:
I have most of the diet thing down: eating 2-3hrs lean meats and carbs in natural state (wheat). I’m having a hard time with the greens though. I’m not a veggie lover. Well, I am but I have to add all the stuff to make them better such as: cheese, bacon,or dressing so I just don’t go there.[/quote]
Biotest Superfood can help out there

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As long as I get enought protein consumption, eating greens will not affect my ability to build muscle will it?[/quote]
It could but more likely your health would suffer more

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I plan to strength train starting today and have already been doing 60 min cardio daily.

Realistically, how long does it take to notice a decent change in musculature and firmness? I can tell a little difference with 3 wks from in the past. Not enough though for others to notice at that point though.[/quote]
Everyone is different in terms of when they see a change. If you are going for muscle growth a would lower the amount of cardio you are currently doing.

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Should I eat anything before resistance training in the morning?

Thanks, any help or advice will be appreciated[/quote]

Yes, I would suggest a protein shake or at least some BCAA’s before you hit the weights.

THanks Doug, for the link from T-Nation. I have alot of reading to do, but will catch up when I can. I guess everything you would ever need or want to know is already posted in T-dawg’s articles! THey are very well laid out.

Green veggies have a positive effect on metabolic rate. Over time, this will help you get leaner as you build muscle.

They also tend to alkalize the body, which helps balance all the acidifying protein you’re eating.

And, they are plain old good for you.

So, suck it up and eat them.

Muscles get noticeably firmer pretty quickly when you start training them, in a matter of weeks. From an untrained state, they change shape rapidly too. Size is another matter.