Help get a better understanding of my diet

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    Aug 28, 2010 11:48 PM GMT
    So, like most people out there, Ive decided to try and go for a six pack. I kinda have a 2 pack right now, but I got some stomach fat towards the bottom that I would have to lose to make the rest visible. I was hoping to get some insight on my diet.

    I usually eat three eggs in the morning (either scrambled, or in the form of an omelet w/ ham, cheese, avocado, grilled spinach, red peppers, and onions)

    A sandwich for lunch (tuna or turkey, whole wheat, mayo, mustard, lettuce onions, avocado)

    And dinner kinda varies, but it tends to be a marinated chicken, rice, and veggies.

    I usually snack on berries, almonds, and peanuts too.

    Also, when I work out I try to eat a lot of protein supplements, like shakes and what-not.

    I used to eat a lot of sugar/crap, but have cut that out and replaced it with fruit. Any insight to what I should change while Im changing it?
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    Aug 29, 2010 3:46 AM GMT
    Chainers saidSo, like most people out there, Ive decided to try and go for a six pack. I kinda have a 2 pack right now, but I got some stomach fat towards the bottom that I would have to lose to make the rest visible. I was hoping to get some insight on my diet.

    I usually eat three eggs in the morning (either scrambled, or in the form of an omelet w/ ham, cheese, avocado, grilled spinach, red peppers, and onions)

    A sandwich for lunch (tuna or turkey, whole wheat, mayo, mustard, lettuce onions, avocado)

    And dinner kinda varies, but it tends to be a marinated chicken, rice, and veggies.

    I usually snack on berries, almonds, and peanuts too.

    Also, when I work out I try to eat a lot of protein supplements, like shakes and what-not.

    I used to eat a lot of sugar/crap, but have cut that out and replaced it with fruit. Any insight to what I should change while Im changing it?


    Well, I don't have a six pack but am also working on one. It seems like you eat pretty healthy, but I'd say cut out the mayo and cheese... it's just unnecessary calories when you're trying to lose that last bit of fat. Cutting out most dairy and refined grains, and eating all whole foods, is what is getting me past that "2-pack" stage. Also, if you're cutting you should think about using a no-carb protein powder vs. one made for gaining.

    Once you've reached your goals, you can go back to eating these things in moderation as you won't be needing to create a deficit anymore... good luck man!
  • brownbear787

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    Aug 29, 2010 3:55 AM GMT
    if you want to keep the cheese and mayo, you can get either fat free sharp cheddar (they also have the ones made with 1% or 2% milk) and low fat mayo. That's what I do.
  • EricLA

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    Aug 29, 2010 4:14 AM GMT
    Check those supplements. There might be a lot of sugars and calories in them. If your goal is to be lean rather than big, maybe try a few weeks without them. I don't take any supplements, personally.
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    Aug 29, 2010 2:57 PM GMT
    EricLA saidCheck those supplements. There might be a lot of sugars and calories in them.
    ^^^that^^^
    is the reason I switched to protein shots instead of shakes. They have no sugars and no fats.