daily meals

  • b_stone

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    Apr 02, 2012 9:57 PM GMT
    i'm looking to change my mentality on food a little bit.

    i've lost some weight (about 50 lbs) and want to lost another 20ish. On my current diet of "just try and eat healthy, but it's ok to cheat every other day" isn't cutting it anymore with the last of this weight.

    Basically what i'm wanting is something i can eat daily for each meal, that will give me the vitamins i need along with everything else. Someone recommended to me a chicken breat, brown rice, topped with some cooked veggies (carrots, mushrooms and green beans). If i eat oatmeal for breakfast each day and then have that from lunch and dinner each day will i be getting everything i need?

    Or does anyone have a better idea for something i can cook for myself for daily meals? Keep in mind i have to be able to make this in advance and take to work with me.


    also, quick side question, what is ok to snack on? are carrots ok? grapes? pretty much any fruit or veggie raw?

    thanks for the help, first time poster here icon_smile.gif
  • dcmacguy

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    Apr 03, 2012 2:15 AM GMT
    I'm kind of going through the same thing now... I'm down 42lb, and am currently getting over a plateau. With the nice weather, people always want to go out and eat and it is slowing my progress.


    My trainer and I have been discussing diet a lot, and he's got me eating tons of vegetables - a lot of carrots, broccoli and celery. Pretty much I can eat as much of these as I want/can stand according to him.

    As far as chicken goes - try getting some peppers and onions, julienning them and sautéing them with your chicken breasts. A tiny bit of olive oil will keep them from sticking. Seasoned well, and they're like fajitas without the tortilla shells.

    I've also been making a lot of stuffed green peppers (canned peeled tomatoes, brown rice, ground beef or turkey, onion, garlic, tomato juice in a dutch oven for - 1.5 hours at 350*). They make a good lunch an give me enough energy to last through my after-work workout.

    Hopefully these will help give you some ideas - and good luck/nice work icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 03, 2012 2:29 AM GMT
    Talk to your physician on planning a diet first. He'll be able to tell you about your body type and what you may have to start eating to help lose weight. From what I've read on a thread on Obesity, sometimes people's bodies start to process food differently from years of being overweight. So you may need to eat specialty prepared meals like Weight Watchers or the alike to help keep you calorie intake low. Along with exercise and staying on your diet for the long haul, you'll change how your body processes carbs, proteins and fats. Stay strong and when you feel down, work it out at the gym, then walk it off when you're done. =) Good luck!
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    Apr 03, 2012 6:43 AM GMT
    Check out:

    http://swole.me

    You can build a meal plan there and set the macro-nutrients. For the most part they only have healthy foods to choose from.

    It will give you a report of your vitamin/enzyme etc., balance with what you've chosen.
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    May 31, 2012 2:59 AM GMT
    Breakfast is the most important meal of the day,poach Eggs,wheat toast or english wheat muffin,Orange Juice or Apple or grape,Oat meal with 1% or Skim Milk,Portion control if you want to Lose weight,High Protien Meals or Shakes are Good,Chicken isnt the only good source of Protien,there is Turkey,Tuna,Eggs,Nut's,PeanutButter,Whey,.....So wanting to lose and build Muscle you need to Cross Train Excersie like Running or Jogging,Walking,cycling,Step Classes at the Y,Weights you want to do Heavy to light 15 Reps at 3sets,WORKOUT Big Muscle first and Small muscle last,like Legs Heavy then Shoulders Light,.........You should workout 5 to 6 days a week....Any questions feel free to ask me....Michael
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    Jun 01, 2012 3:34 AM GMT
    b_stone saidi'm looking to change my mentality on food a little bit.

    i've lost some weight (about 50 lbs) and want to lost another 20ish. On my current diet of "just try and eat healthy, but it's ok to cheat every other day" isn't cutting it anymore with the last of this weight.

    Basically what i'm wanting is something i can eat daily for each meal, that will give me the vitamins i need along with everything else. Someone recommended to me a chicken breat, brown rice, topped with some cooked veggies (carrots, mushrooms and green beans). If i eat oatmeal for breakfast each day and then have that from lunch and dinner each day will i be getting everything i need?

    Or does anyone have a better idea for something i can cook for myself for daily meals? Keep in mind i have to be able to make this in advance and take to work with me.


    also, quick side question, what is ok to snack on? are carrots ok? grapes? pretty much any fruit or veggie raw?

    thanks for the help, first time poster here icon_smile.gif
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    Jun 01, 2012 9:24 PM GMT
    Cut out all grains, dairy, and caffeine. They're inflammatory, and hinder weight loss in people who are naturally fat (like me).