Help with diet for someone getting back into the gym

  • trumph15

    Posts: 6

    Oct 06, 2013 1:59 AM GMT
    Ok so to start I’m not really new to the gym. I know way around a barbell and a dumbbell, but my thing is I never really done it right. Meaning I never really been in shape. What I’m basically saying is that I’m gonna follow this program right here
    Strength Foundation 12-Week Workout:
    and what I really need is a complete simple day to day diet that would work well with my goals and my stats. My goal is basically I wanna get down to about 130 losing and body fat within the process and then build up after I’m done with the 12 weeks. If anyone could help me with a simple diet it would be appreciated.
    Age: 18
    Current weight: 164
    Bodyfat: about 20%
    Height: 5’9
    Please and thank you
  • MikeW

    Posts: 6082

    Oct 06, 2013 3:49 AM GMT
    Well, if my calculations are right, you're goal isn't realistic. You weigh 164 and are guessing your BF% is about 20% and you want to get down to 130lbs. Problem is if you multiply your current weight times .8 (ie, subtract the 20% of fat) you end up with 131.2. -- which is about 0% body fat. Ain't gonna happen or if it does you'll not be healthy.

    First suggestion: FORGET how much you 'weigh'. Measure your girth at your navel. Make your goal to reduce that girth by several inches. How? Work out like a mother fucker and eat a lot of good stuff and NO CRAP. No pizza. No beer or alcohol at all. No sugar in all its varieties. If it comes pre-packaged in a box, can, bottle, wrapper or what the hell ever, do not put it in your mouth. If it is made out of wheat flower, don't eat it. If it is meat, nuts, vegetables, rice, butter, eggs, etc., etc., eat as much as you need to a) fuel your body and b) grow muscle. NO MORE THAN THAT. How will you know? Keep measuring your girth. If it is staying the same or growing, you're eating too much. If it is going down, you're on the right track.