I wrote about how I ate in college in that other thread that is 5 years old. Currently, I eat about 3 1lbs steaks a day (give or take as I don't weigh them). On low carb days, I may eat a little rice and two Finibars. I eat according to how I feel...which is why I am currently not dieting this week because my strength started to drop off last week mostly because of other stress in my life right now. Therefore, I am not doing low carbs this week.
I am not sure what you really want to know. I am not very strict with my food intake unless I am actively trying to lose weight. I still eat the steaks even when not dieting lately because that has helped me keep more muscle this time than in the past.
I eat according to a caloric need. I do not count calories. I do not count out specific amounts of protein. I am also not an idiot so when I write that I do not count them it does not mean that I have no concept of what I am eating. It means I do not need to be that specific BECAUSE I know the human body better than most of you...and what I know with absolute certainty is that there are so many variables involved with gaining even one pound of muscle that anyone trying to literally calculate out every single step of the way will likely hold themselves back rather than get ahead of everyone else.
Lately, losing the last 20lbs or so, I had two cheat days a week where I pretty much ate whatever I wanted and a lot of it.
One thing is for sure, the more muscle you carry, the more you can get away with calorically. I haven't even added cardio yet but I may stop further weight loss once I drop another 10lbs or so. It depends on how I look and feel.
A super strict day might be:
8 eggs with two yolks removed
drink MAG-10 all day while at work along with fiber and Flameout caps
one steak at lunch (minimal rice, just enough to curb the need for carbs)
one steak with rice when I get home
one steak + potatoes
My cheat day is more like:
so on and so on
I eat according to the scale, the mirror, and comments from people whose opinion I trust. That's it. If I am trying to gain and my weight isn't going up, OBVIOUSLY I need to eat more.