Meal plan?

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    May 21, 2012 10:32 AM GMT
    Hey so I signed up for a Bronze account on Scott Herman Fitness, which is free, but it means I don't have access to the online meal planner, Vitabot. Which sucks, because it looks incredible. Are there any free online meal planners that are user-friendly and... good? I know it sounds lazy, but I'd like to find something that does all the work for me and just tells me what to eat, when, and how much. Which is basically what Vitabot does. Which is so cool. Any free imitators I should know about? Any relatively cheap computer programs I can buy once and install? Any suggestions at all? Thanks! icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 21, 2012 1:22 PM GMT
    It sounds like you are more or less wanting to eat right, but not ahve to do the leg (e.g. knowledge work) involved so that you understnad what you are doing. There are some good apps out there for smart phones likr Fooducate.

    If you are looking to lose weight (or gain) you need to operate on the same basic principles:

    Frequent meals throughout the day (i.e. more than the traditional three or less that America operates on)

    Cleaner food choice need ot be made. It's not just a matter of what food, but what maker or type of that food that matters just as much if not more than the food coice itself.

    Example 1: Peanute butter. Bad choices: Peter Pan, Jiff, etc. Good choice: Smuckers. WHY? the former ahve sugar and other unnecessary preservatives and crap thrown in while Smuckers is just peanuts and salt.

    Example 2: Deli slices sandwich meat: Bad Choices: Oscar Meyer, etc. and any other presliced refrigeration case type meat. Godd choice: fresh deli sliced meat from the Deli. WHY? Again, the prefabricated stuff has sugar and other preservative thrown in and, as with rating oatmeal from McDonald's onyl give you the illusion you are eating healthy when you really are not.

    While you can still have desserts or even pasta while losing weight, you need to limit these to may be a once or twice a week occurrance and then, when you do have, not go overboard and get a dessert big enough to feed foru people. I'd also make it a piont to avoid "all you can eat" buffets, McDonald;s, BK, Taco Bell, etc. I NEVER eat at those establishments and there is NOTHING on their menus for a meal that isn't nutrionally vacuous or severly compromised (like the afrementioned oatmeal).

    Other clean foods: regular 5 minute (i.e. NON instant crap) oatmeal or cream of wheat (sweetened with cinnamon and MAYBE a VERY SMALL amount of honey), eggs, chicken or fish, (both grilled or baked, NOT fried!) LEAN steak, salads, all the veggies you could want, a decent amount of fruit, too, whole wheat pasta, brown rice, baked potato (a little butter, NOT a "Loaded" more than one time every week or two), sweet potato (cinnamon, no sugar!) whole wheat or honey wheat bread, some potato chips and they should be the kind from Lay's whose ingredients are potatoes and salt, though even I enjoy a bag of Cheetos (again, the preservative, artifical everything free version when I do get them) once in a while. And generally avoid prepackaged breakfast cereals they are all loaded with sugar (even the "nutritious ones")

    And above all: learn to read food lables!!!

    An eating diet is about knowing what you are doing and WHY you are doing it and apps and so called meal planners do not take important details like the eamples I've given above, into account when they say "go have oatmeal or a peanut better and jelly sandwhich." If you are really wanting to live on a decent meal plan, you need ot learn what you are doing...and once you do that, yo will find the meal planners are superfluous.
  • calebiscrunk

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    May 21, 2012 2:26 PM GMT
    Just eat lots of cock. Sperm makes your teeth whiter.
  • gwuinsf

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    May 21, 2012 5:17 PM GMT
    I don't know about any sites that plan your meals for you, but there are many sites that have sample meal plans. There are quite a few on Men's Health.

    There are a number of sites that track your food and macronutrient consumption. This is very useful information for anyone who is starting to watch what they eat. When I first started tracking my food I was surprised to learn how off I was in terms of macronutrient ratios and how many calories I was taking it.

    A site like Daily Burn allows you to enter your goals and it will help you figure out how many calories you should be taking in and will track your goals.
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    May 21, 2012 8:36 PM GMT
    calebiscrunk saidJust eat lots of cock. Sperm makes your teeth whiter.
    Make sure they're big cocks, though.

    But I have to disagree with sperm whales. All they do is make you fat, and transporting them to your kitchen can be a bitch.
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    May 24, 2012 2:07 PM GMT
    calebiscrunk saidJust eat lots of cock. Sperm makes your teeth whiter.

    LOLGreat source of protien also!icon_wink.gif
  • nyctouch

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    Jun 03, 2012 7:27 PM GMT
    Not clear here... are you seriously looking for meal regiment that has a lot of do's and don'ts but which ineveiitably become boring and tedious to maintain?

    "Everything in Moderation" is an old credo and works well for those without weight gain or loss issues. The Mediterranean Diet is a general guideline that sort of follows the 'Rule of Three' but substitutes most red meat for fish - check that out.