Best nutrition for becoming lean?

  • sfboy987

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    Jul 29, 2008 7:58 AM GMT
    I'm an average guy here trying to become lean, so I guess that's losing weight. Do you guys think I need a serious nutritional schedule? I don't mean to make excuses, but since I'm young do I really have to be extremely serious about nutrition? Don't get me wrong, I have been eating healthy and cut out junk food. However, I'm not sure if what I'm eating is healthy enough or if it's considered nutritional at all. I have a very fit friend who told me I don't have to worry that much about nutrition as long as I work my ass off at the gym. So any advice for me? Thanks!
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    Jul 29, 2008 10:22 PM GMT
    I would recommend you get Tom Venuto's ebook "Burn the Fat and Feed the Muscle". It covers all this in much greater depth then can be answered in forum post. It's some of the best in current nutritional thinking. I do not profit from the book in any way, so I can give an unbiased opinion that it is one of the best currently available.
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    Jul 29, 2008 10:23 PM GMT
    And by the way your friend should be drug out into the street and severely..... Proper nutrition is every bit as critical as training and rest. Any of those without the synergy of the other two being in order is likely to lead to minimal results and lots of frustration.
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    Jul 30, 2008 3:33 AM GMT
    I follow the South Beach Diet mostly. It is amazing!
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    Jul 30, 2008 3:33 AM GMT
    muchmorethanmuscle saidI remember watching an interview with bodybuilder Jim Quinn and he said, "I'd rather have a good day of eating than a good day of training." I agree whole heartedly with this statement. Not only in order to reach your fitness goals but also to power and fuel your workouts which is paramount when embarking on a program to get the best possible body you can have.

    Here's a pic of Jim during his day back in the 90's.
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    Holy vascularity Batman!icon_eek.gif