Okay. Partly after everything I have read over the last few weeks, and mainly due to some knowledge I already had I think I've got a good diet going here, but I'd like the more nutritionally enlightened to critique it for me.
Breakfast - Porridge oats (not readybrek!) with either a handful of mixed nuts, or a seed mix with honey
Lunch - One of tuna/grilled or boiled chicken/turkey with a combination of salad vegetables or a bean salad, or 3 boiled or scrambled eggs on wholegrain toast.
Dinner - One of chicken/tuna/turkey/steak (not often) with boiled vegetables such as carrots, broccoli, sweet potato, cauliflower, spring greens etc.
For snacks I consume fruit. Blueberries, apples, bananas, nectarines, plums, strawberries etc. For a snack I also eat reduced fat cottage cheese, and occasionally I eat a nakd cold-pressed raw fruit & net bar, or a flax bar, but I try to avoid these as they are high in fat.
For something sweet I always eat 0% fat yoghurt with berries or nuts with honey. I try not to eat anything from 7pm. I have currently forbidden myself from drinking alcohol and I don't consume soft drinks. I drink plenty of water. This diet is strict; I don't deviate from it.
I am 6'2 and currently at 12stone 3. I have a paunch and and some hip fat I want to get rid of, then I am going to join my local gym in about a months time. I currently run 3 miles 3 times a week, and I'm going to start running 5 days by running for 20 minutes on 3 more days, with one day a week as a rest day.
So, what do you think? Any improvements? I'm a student who works part time so I don't have a massive shopping budget but that doesn't seem to matter. I'm amazed at how cheap it is to buy just healthy food like fruit, vegetables, meat and some basic dairy. In contrast junk food and processed rubbish like microwave meals and pizzas look expensive in comparison!
ALSO! I want to say a big thank you to the people who contribute to the nutrition and fitness articles on here, as well as the stickies. The Massive Knowledge thread was also amazingly helpful.
Last edited by 21stcenturyphantom; 07-05-2012 at 12:03.
Heres a pro tip bro:
FAT IS NOT A BAD THING(SAT FATS HELP CONTROL TESTOSTERONE LEVELS) of course if you exercise and in moderation and avoid ALL fried food(unless fried in saturated oils I.E. coconut) since its packed with toxic trans fats THOSE ARE BAD.
Your really slim(I'm not saying skinny)(From what I can tell by your BMI) you might want to gain some muscle mass. Eat more protein and train on weights low reps heavy weights. It will help you maintain a lower body fat %. When say train focus on the lower body too which contains the largest muscle's in your body not just your biceps lol.
But all in All your diet seems good I would suggest a bigger breakfast and smaller dinner perhaps. More protein and fibre in the morning can boost metabolic rate throughout the day slightly.
If you really want to cut that last bit of fat before being ripped check out the Carb cycling diet which is for people who wan to lose that last bit of fat.
Last edited by Akbar2k7; 07-05-2012 at 11:43.