Nutrition to reduce body fat

  • tbeaux

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    Jul 08, 2010 11:33 AM GMT
    So I am looking to add some definition to my body, and I know how to do it all, it's just what do a lot of you eat in order to stay so defined? I was considering doing a Grilled Chicken/Brown Rice/Black Bean diet. Any suggestions?

  • Jul 10, 2010 7:23 PM GMT
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    I read on your profile that you are going to school for nutrition. I usually eat salads. That's what I prefer.

    By the way, I was considering to slowly become a vegan. Since you are studying nutrition, do you advise that?

  • Jul 10, 2010 8:05 PM GMT
    sxydrkhair saidI am a big fan of Dr. Mercola... Check out his site.

    http://www.mercola.com/nutritionplan/index.htm


    I live very close to Dr. Mercola.
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    Jul 10, 2010 8:11 PM GMT
    Are you working out as well? The food's not going to add definition on its own.

    Also, make a lifestyle change you can live with...if you just love beans rice and chicken then make it a staple. You also need veggies and fruits because you don't want to wind up with a vitamin deficiency for the sake of building muscle
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    Jul 12, 2010 2:03 PM GMT
    You can't miss with a diet that's high in veggies and lean protein, with some fruit and whole grains....plus a balance of cardio and weight training of course, with high reps/lower weight. Change the routine from time to time so your body doesn't get "comfortable" with the same exercises, and find a good trainer who has the kind of body you aspire to have. It's worth the money, even if you can only afford to do it for a little while.
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    Jul 12, 2010 2:21 PM GMT
    I mostly do the caveman diet whenever I can. When I can't, I'll hit buffets and eat the healthier stuff like salads, grilled or baked chicken, grilled fish, sushi and sashimi, etc. Lots and lots of sashimi...can't get enough of that stuff. In fact, I may go have that for breakfast. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 12, 2010 2:24 PM GMT
    if you really want to get ripped time carb intakes... concentrate on fibrous carbs-- aka veggies, greeens.... and protien...i d take complex carbs an hour or so after a work out and when you are more active....U will see great results.
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    Jul 14, 2010 4:11 AM GMT
    Be careful how much you listen to Dr. Mercola. He's gotten in trouble with the FDA a few times for making false and misleading claims and is a critic of vaccines.
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    Jul 14, 2010 4:12 AM GMT
    ive been eating raw almonds during meals...its been helping..
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    Jul 14, 2010 4:15 AM GMT
    Before you crunch down on numerous veggies crunch down on numbers first. Quantify every morsel you eat and the total caloric value of your daily intake. Cutting 500 calories from that a day will allow you to lose one pound of fat a week.
  • fitartistsf

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    Aug 01, 2010 4:57 PM GMT
    I just dropped about 15 pounds, (see my newer photos just added in my profile, black Levis) for my high school reunion on July 31st, eating fish and vegetables. My trainer has been bulking me up the normal way for over a year, then about a month ago, she, yes, SHE (a former competitive body builder, now trainer/nutritionist), had me begin to increase my water intake, now up to 2 1/2 gallons a day. Also eating certain vegetables that are diuretic in nature, asparagus, broccoli, spinach (but that is high in sodium, so watch that one...), green beans. Increasing your intake of those to 1-2 cups, cooked, at every meal. Eat every 2 hours, small portions, measured cooked, since obviously you will eat again in 2 hours. I love fish, so I was able to rotate different dishes, so as not to burn out on it. 6 oz portions at a meal. No salt, herbs, like Mrs Dash brands, are good. No rice, or potatoes (your cutting carbs/starches). No sugar. No fruit (it's sugar, even natural). No sodas. WATER only. If need be, take a diuretic pill, but keep the water coming. Expel, or Extract, are 2 of the diuretics I know of...

    Needless to say, at my reunion on the evening of July 31st, my 30th high school reunion, gay or not, I was the center of attention, mobbed for photos by the women, and pumped for information about my workouts by all the guys... even the fat ones that were the sports gods I had crushes on in high school.

    Good luck on your weight loss!
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Aug 01, 2010 5:01 PM GMT
    When I really want to lean up, I go on the fish diet. Nothing but broiled or grilled fish for two weeks. Trust me -- Guaranteed results!

    For those that would argue the health risks of mercury, I say the air in most cities can kill you too if you breathe enough of it. icon_eek.gif
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    Aug 01, 2010 5:25 PM GMT
    I think fish is often overlooked as a source of lean protein. I've noticed that a lot of Scandinavian bodybuilders are lean and totally ripped. And it's not all from the steroids. I believe that country doesn't have a lot of red meat in their diet. Give it a try and see if it works for you.
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    Aug 01, 2010 5:47 PM GMT
    There's a free website http://www.sparkpeople.com that has a very large database of foods that you can use to create a plan and log what you eat in a diary. Also includes an exercise database, so you can monitor your net daily or weekly caloric position. You can create custom database entries of foods and exercises, and can bundle foods into meals that you can reuse when logging.

    Maintaining a log is tedious, but becomes easier after you get going as you often copying from one day to another. If you are willing to do this, it can really help keep you accountable to your plans.
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    Aug 02, 2010 7:26 AM GMT
    xrichx saidI think fish is often overlooked as a source of lean protein. I've noticed that a lot of Scandinavian bodybuilders are lean and totally ripped. And it's not all from the steroids. I believe that country doesn't have a lot of red meat in their diet. Give it a try and see if it works for you.
    Like I posted above, I pig out on sashimi. Allot.
    I am a huge supporter of fish for protein, except I eat it for the taste. icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 02, 2010 7:42 AM GMT
    Dave35 saidBe careful how much you listen to Dr. Mercola. He's gotten in trouble with the FDA a few times for making false and misleading claims and is a critic of vaccines.


    Dr. Mercola is a front-line pioneer in preventitive medicine; he speaks the truth!
    FDA = corrupt agency.
    Vaccines = deadly poison.

  • Aug 02, 2010 7:44 AM GMT
    I do my best to eat paleo.. aka the caveman diet. It makes sense that agriculture is the cause of most health problems and over weight individuals. Eating paleo/ pre agriculture clearly seemed to work out well for those who didn't have all these crazy ingredients in their food.
    You should start reading the ingredients on the containers of your food.. if you can't pronounce or don't know what the ingredients are.. why would you want that in your diet?
    Eat foods containing one ingredient and that are perishable.
    Meat, fish, veggies, some fruit, nuts, and seeds.
    My lunch today consisted of chicken, broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots. I then snacked on almonds and pistachios through out the day.
  • TristanLane

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    Aug 02, 2010 7:31 PM GMT
    Eat healthy and get sleep and drink plenty of water!