Meal Plans?

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    Jan 12, 2013 4:52 PM GMT
    Does anyone know a good site to find meal plans for working out, losing weight or gaining muscle? Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack suggestions or guidelines even.

    I have one that I found on the Men's Health website, but it's just for a week and I don't want to just repeat it over and over again, but if I don't map out what I'm eating, I'm afraid I will fall into old habits.

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    Jan 12, 2013 7:53 PM GMT
    Unless you are ready to measure your body fat regularly and you are fine with trial and error, you should find a sports dietitian to create a diet for you. You have your metabolism, your body, your schedule, your goals -- your diet has to be created in function of those parameters.

    The road to fitness takes several years so you don't want to lose a whole year on trial and error until you find a diet that works.
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    Jan 12, 2013 10:32 PM GMT
    Get Gregg Avedon's book Muscle Chow. It includes plans and recipes. Keep in mind, a good plan might be repetitive.
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    Jan 12, 2013 10:37 PM GMT
    See a nutritionist and see what works for you, some foods can make you more harm then good ....mass growing takes time and perseverance.Good luck...
    A guide you can find anywhere...but honestly today every tv diva say they know everything about nutrition and they dont know what a protein is made of ....
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    Jan 16, 2013 5:51 AM GMT
    you don't need a dietician. Go to the nutrition section at bodybuilding.com

    read the sticky: "Calculating Calorie & Macronutrient Needs" to help you set up your daily caloric and macro requirement for your goals

    Then read the sticky: "Critique my diet" for examples of extremely healthy diets. You don't need to be as strict as the people posting in there.

    Then get the phone app myfitnesspal which allows you to track everything you eat. They have a huge database of products with all the nutrition info already available. All you have to do is enter the quantity. It even has a barcode scanner.
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    Jan 16, 2013 6:46 AM GMT
    This is also a good article from simplyshredded.com.

    Especially the part that talks about calculating your caloric baseline and your % of calories that should come from fat, carbs, and proteins based on your goals.

    http://www.simplyshredded.com/layne-norton-the-most-effective-cutting-diet.html
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    Feb 06, 2013 6:50 PM GMT
    kt8320 saidThis is also a good article from simplyshredded.com.

    Especially the part that talks about calculating your caloric baseline and your % of calories that should come from fat, carbs, and proteins based on your goals.

    http://www.simplyshredded.com/layne-norton-the-most-effective-cutting-diet.html


    According to this, I should eat 420 to 450 grams of protein each day. Great! Now, how does this endomorph accomplish that?