Eating Healthy

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    Jun 05, 2008 4:50 PM GMT
    I have been trying to eat better. The problem is I am very picky. Here is a typical day for me.
    At 6:30AM I have a large bowl of cheerios, and a banana with 1% milk. I also have two cups of coffee with fat free half and half and sweet-n-low. At around 9 or 10AM I have about 2 hands full of almonds and walnuts. I also have another banana. At noon I have a large salad. My salad is lettuce, sliced turkey, low salt ham, Low fat cheese, sun flower seeds and some times a boiled egg. My dressing is fat free balsamic vinaigrette. At around 1:30 - 2pm I have an apple, and a small bowl of watermelon. At around 3:30PM I have fat free yogurt and a hand full of nuts. At about 4:30PM I have an apple. I am at the gym by 6PM. If I work out with weights, as soon as I get home I have a protein shake. About an hour later I have dinner around 8:30. It is usually a piece of meat and Broccoli or corn. I then have a fat free fudge bar at 9am and in bed at 10PM. The thing is I am always hungry. I want to loose my gut and put on a little muscle. Am I eating right or is it all wrong?
    I weigh 190LBs, am 5' 11" and have a 34" waist.
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    Jun 05, 2008 10:07 PM GMT
    GeorgeE saidI have been trying to eat better. The problem is I am very picky. Here is a typical day for me.
    At 6:30AM I have a large bowl of cheerios, and a banana with 1% milk. I also have two cups of coffee with fat free half and half and sweet-n-low. At around 9 or 10AM I have about 2 hands full of almonds and walnuts. I also have another banana. At noon I have a large salad. My salad is lettuce, sliced turkey, low salt ham, Low fat cheese, sun flower seeds and some times a boiled egg. My dressing is fat free balsamic vinaigrette. At around 1:30 - 2pm I have an apple, and a small bowl of watermelon. At around 3:30PM I have fat free yogurt and a hand full of nuts. At about 4:30PM I have an apple. I am at the gym by 6PM. If I work out with weights, as soon as I get home I have a protein shake. About an hour later I have dinner around 8:30. It is usually a piece of meat and Broccoli or corn. I then have a fat free fudge bar at 9am and in bed at 10PM. The thing is I am always hungry. I want to loose my gut and put on a little muscle. Am I eating right or is it all wrong?
    I weigh 190LBs, am 5' 11" and have a 34" waist.


    So there are a few things that might help:

    1. Don't eat the fat free fudge bar so close to Bed Time. You did not mention the sugar content of those bars...so I am going to assume that those bars (like most other "fat free" products) are loaded with sugar. When you sleep, your body goes into energy conservation mode...which essentially means all that sugar you eat is not necessarily broken down to glucose and used for active metabolic processes. Instead, some of it is converted directly to fat...which as you know is our primary form of stored energy.

    In sum: try not to eat anything within 3 hours of bed time....and I should say this definitely applies more so to you b/c you look like an older (and wiser..icon_biggrin.gif) gentleman.

    2. How many almonds/walnuts constitutes a handful? I ask b/c it is recommended that you allow approx. 12 almonds/walnuts per day. Keep in mind that you are also eating sunflower seeds. These are definitely good fats that should STAY in your diet. But too much of a good thing is still bad.

    3. Also do you weigh out your portions? I know that is really anal, but considering that you are ageing (ageing nicely might I add...icon_smile.gif) you are going to have to be extra careful about your portion sizes

    4. Incorporate more insoluble fibers into your diet and you can consider replacing that second (and third) handful of nuts with flaxseed...you can put it in your yogurt


    Best of luck 2 ya!
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    Jun 06, 2008 1:25 PM GMT
    Thanks Orthojock!
    To answer your questions:
    I eat more then 12 almonds/walnuts per day. I would triple that. I will cut back though.
    I do not weigh out my portions, but will give it a try. The thing is I am always hungry. I get very weak and irritable if I don't eat. I have been checked and everything is good. Thank you for your comment about aging nicely. I needed that. I don't feel like I am aging until I look in the mirror.
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    Jun 06, 2008 4:27 PM GMT
    You are not eating enough fibre or carbohydrates. This is why you are hungry all the time.

    Eat more fruit, more apples - they contain pectin in the skin which is a natural appetite suppresant.

    Ditch the cheerios, there's fuck all in them that's good for you. Substitute with weetabix or porridge (that's oatmeal) or have egg on toast with baked beans.

    Have a baked potato or some bread with your lunch and have them at dinner too. Things like melons and nuts are not going to satisfy you.

    If you are exercising then you need to feed your body.
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    Jun 06, 2008 4:42 PM GMT
    I started a thread on controlling appetite. check it out...

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    Jun 06, 2008 7:55 PM GMT
    redheadguy saidYou are not eating enough fibre or carbohydrates. This is why you are hungry all the time.

    Eat more fruit, more apples - they contain pectin in the skin which is a natural appetite suppresant.

    Ditch the cheerios, there's fuck all in them that's good for you. Substitute with weetabix or porridge (that's oatmeal) or have egg on toast with baked beans.Have a baked potato or some bread with your lunch and have them at dinner too. Things like melons and nuts are not going to satisfy you.

    If you are exercising then you need to feed your body.


    hahahaha that is so British/or ummm...Aussie!

    I remember thinking, while studying abroad in England, that I found a group of people who love beans more than my dad, who grew up on them in the Jim Crow South.

    I love beans...but not that much...and most Americans don't like beans on toast...let alone with an egg...hahahaha...that's what's up though.

    Do you eat marmite or veggiemite too?...yuck!!!!

    Definitely spot on about incorporating more fiber into his diet...definitely a must.