Dieting 101 HELP!!

  • bonifaciot8

    Posts: 38

    May 09, 2012 4:07 PM GMT
    hey boys... so im moving out for 3 months, and i wanna change the way i eat completely.

    i wanna trim down on fat, but keep enough protein in my system to maintain muscle development.

    i was thinking.... rice, chicken and greens. along with fresh fruit at a local market...


    what do u guys think??
  • LJay

    Posts: 11612

    May 09, 2012 4:25 PM GMT
    Drink lots of water.

    Be sure you eat nothing but skinless, boneless chicken breasts that are cooked to oblivion, white rice absolutely plain with no butter or drippings, and raw greens. This has nothing to do with nutrition. It will help you to lose weight, though, because you will not want to eat it.
  • swimbikerun

    Posts: 2835

    May 09, 2012 4:28 PM GMT
    http://www.loseit.com/

    Buy a food scale (cheap one will do)
    Keep a food log
    Set reasonable goals

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  • FuzzyRich

    Posts: 52

    May 13, 2012 6:41 AM GMT
    - Learn the difference between good fats and bad fats.
    - Measure what you eat (calorie-wise).
    - Figure out your BMR, and eat under that.
  • Lincsbear

    Posts: 2605

    May 14, 2012 6:35 PM GMT
    Lots of brightly coloured fruit and vegetables(as fresh as possible).

    Complex, low GI, unrefined carbohydrates.

    Good quality, low fat meat, fish, milk and dairy, eggs; also beans, lentils, nuts for protein(1.5g protein/kg. of body weight).

    Reduce any added sugar/salt(use herbs and spices for flavouring).

    Reduce junk/processed food.

    Reduce/replace animal fats with plant oils.

    Lots of fluid, plain old water is fine.

    Always eat a substantial breakfast; never go long periods without food; and occaisionally allow yourself some of that very unhealthy but delicious food you love!
  • Lincsbear

    Posts: 2605

    May 14, 2012 6:39 PM GMT
    You`ll have to create a calorie deficit to trim the fat ie use more than you consume, but don`t cut calories per se, rather increase use through exercise.
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    May 14, 2012 6:41 PM GMT
    instead of trimming down on fat, try teaching your body to burn fat. i eat a paleo diet: no gluten, grains, dairy, alcohol or added sugars. basically, eat lots of lean proteins, fibrous veggies, some fruit and nuts, and healthy oils. It takes a few weeks to get your metabolism adjusted but i've never felt better or had more energy.

    if you want more information, check out: http://whole9life.com/
  • gwuinsf

    Posts: 525

    May 15, 2012 9:37 PM GMT
    I've tried a lot of different things, but I started Paleo at the suggestion of many posters on this site several months ago. I've gotten some amazing results that I'm very pleased with. It's not a difficult diet to follow IMO, and it has forced me to cook more and eat fresher whole foods. Some irritating digestive issues that I've had have gone away as well.
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    May 15, 2012 9:41 PM GMT
    LJay saidDrink lots of water.

    Be sure you eat nothing but skinless, boneless chicken breasts that are cooked to oblivion, white rice absolutely plain with no butter or drippings, and raw greens. This has nothing to do with nutrition. It will help you to lose weight, though, because you will not want to eat it.


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  • Moonraker

    Posts: 110

    May 15, 2012 9:56 PM GMT
    Sounds good.

    Water, meat, and unprocessed foods should do the trick.