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Old 27-Jun-05, 09:16 AM   #1
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Is this a good diet?

Is this a good diet for my workout. I'm basically trying to tone and define my body through lifting and working out all areas, but as I read here a good diet is neccessay so this is my diet and, just wanted to check with you guys to
make sure I'm doing it right:

breakfast
srcrambled eggs, 2 slices of wheat bread, 1 banana, and a protein shake

lunch
large sandwich with turkey, ham, cheese, lettuce tomatoes, followed
by a peanut butter sandwich and a powerbar


dinner
usually a serving of meat such as chicken, pork, fish or lean ground beef
accompanied with vegtables and a large serving of rice (for the carbs) or
an maybe once a week I would eat an entire dinner meal of spagehtti or pasta
for the carbs.

workout

postworkout meal
whey protein shake with jello pudding (heck its got 25% carbs and tastes great, and BTW its low fat)

with water throughout the day. This new diet roughly gets me over 2500 calories and tons of protein (haven't done calculations but roughly it is about 2grams per kilo of my weight, 163lbs)

Is this a good diet, any suggestions that I add or subtract? Again, I'm basically trying to tone and define my body, not trying to loose weight or gain weight.

Thanks for all the help
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Old 27-Jun-05, 09:19 AM   #2
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you need to understand that when you say you want to "tone and define", then you DO want to gain muscle weight and lose fat weight, even if your overall weight doesn't change.

you might want to consider breaking your three large meals down into five or six smaller meals - that will provide you with a more consistent energy supply, maximize protein absorption (your body can only absorb 'x' amount of protein at a sitting), and switch the jello pudding for low-fat yoghurt with fruit or something like.
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Old 27-Jun-05, 10:39 AM   #3
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you might want to consider breaking your three large meals down into five or six smaller meals... maximize protein absorption (your body can only absorb 'x' amount of protein at a sitting)
Well, to a point that is probably the case, depending on what value you sub in for X. What number did you have in mind?
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Old 27-Jun-05, 11:22 AM   #4
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breakfast
srcrambled eggs, 2 slices of wheat bread, 1 banana, and a protein shake

lunch
large sandwich with turkey, ham, cheese, lettuce tomatoes, followed
by a peanut butter sandwich and a powerbar


dinner
usually a serving of meat such as chicken, pork, fish or lean ground beef
accompanied with vegtables and a large serving of rice (for the carbs) or
an maybe once a week I would eat an entire dinner meal of spagehtti or pasta
for the carbs.

workout

postworkout meal
whey protein shake with jello pudding (heck its got 25% carbs and tastes great, and BTW its low fat)
Well, your meals are too big IMO. Break them up like below.

breakfast - srcrambled eggs, 2 slices of wheat bread,

SNACK -1 banana, and a protein shake

lunch - large sandwich with turkey, ham, cheese, lettuce tomatoes

SNACK - peanut butter sandwich and a powerbar

dinner - usually a serving of meat such as chicken, pork, fish or lean ground beef accompanied with vegtables and a large serving of rice (for the carbs) or maybe once a week I would eat an entire dinner meal of spagehtti or pasta
for the carbs.

workout

postworkout meal - whey protein shake with jello pudding (heck its got 25% carbs and tastes great, and BTW its low fat)

SNACK - Baked potato and chicken breast
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Old 27-Jun-05, 11:26 AM   #5
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gotcha, so the overall plan seems to be a good idea right. What I will do is basically add in 2 small meals. One after breakfast, before lunch and one after lunch before dinner and they would basically be some food from the previous meal. So this way my breakfast is slighty smaller and my lunch is slightly smaller.

yes I do want to gain muscle weight and lose fat weight

thanks
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Old 27-Jun-05, 10:39 PM   #6
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i thought carbs are bad for losing weight?

So i need carbs too?
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Old 27-Jun-05, 10:44 PM   #7
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yes, you need carbs too.

carbs are used for fuel - your brain needs carbs to run; unlike other body systems, it can't metabolize energy from fats or protein.

if you don't eat carbs, your body will switch to burning protein instead of using it to repair existing and grow new muscle.
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Old 27-Jun-05, 10:55 PM   #8
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oh i thought thats how protein diets go, ur body turns to burning protein, but you eat so much of it so that it can do that...

ok then, thx for the info
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Well, the brain will use glucose for fuel if it is available, if not, it can run on ketones, which are available via fat metabolism. If you stop eating carbs, your body has a supply of energy called fat which it can use, it will not use solely protein.
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Old 27-Jun-05, 11:08 PM   #10
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glucose is carbs.

your brain only has two sources of fuel: carbs and ketones. running your brain on ketones, however, would be the equivalent of putting low-octane fuel in a high-octane engine: it'll run, but you won't like the performance. it is, therefore, not recommended.

http://www.sparknotes.com/health/car...section2.rhtml
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Old 27-Jun-05, 11:45 PM   #11
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This new diet roughly gets me over 2500 calories...
Oh, I'm sure it does. In fact, it could very easily be putting you well over 2500 calories. Things like peanut butter, rice/bread/pasta and even cheese can be dense calorically and even small changes in portion size can add up pretty quickly.

I would suggest you measure and log everything you eat and drink for a couple weeks. It's a really useful exercise and can be *very* educational.
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