New diet plan help?

  • Prodigy

    Posts: 1

    Jan 19, 2014 5:18 PM GMT
    I've been spending the past few days researching and figuring out exactly what i want to do and need to as far as diet and a workout plan.

    A little background:

    I have pretty much always been a skinny dude(Ectomorph). I've always had the exact same build since a kid lol...just always got taller haha
    I am 5'10 and 125 pounds
    I am a fairly active dude....I am a dancer and I do a lot of cardio But i know i need more than that.

    I tend to pretty much eat whatever...Literally a lot of junk food and what not. Some days I'll eat fast food and I am a regular at Chili's lol..some days i'll pretty much literally eat snacks throughout the day and some days I am good with literally only eating once. My friends joke I am starving myself but that's not the case, I really just sometimes don't get hungry until late in the day or night and then it's like i am literally starving so then i'll eat a whole bunch then.

    Anyway I am trying to do better and learn better and better foods to eat and how to start putting on some weight.

    I want to put on weight simply because
    I have a lot of trips planned for the summer and I am a bit tired of feeling a little self-conscious about my body and what not and I'd like to be able to work on it and define it better and more importantly i want to know how to better take care of myself and eat better foods.

    I am an extremely picky eater but i am trying to definitely get out of that.

    1. What is a good shopping list for breakfgast, lunch and dinner?
    2. Drink wise...what are some good drinks i should be adding into my eating?
    3. Anything else I should look for as far as supplements or anything?

  • mybud

    Posts: 11777

    Jan 20, 2014 4:09 AM GMT
    Cut out the cardio...Eat anything that looks or smells like food...Consider lifting weights to add lean mass...

  • Jan 20, 2014 3:24 PM GMT
    If you're not hungry throughout the day, don't force yourself to eat, that's how you can develop food aversions. A lot of people I speak to don't stick to designated meal times and prefer to graze throughout the day because it keeps them satisfied and out of binge eating habits.

    Maybe try things like a handful of nuts? A tub of yoghurt if you have the facilities to keep it cold? Tinned tuna if you like it? All things that are fairly portable and easy ways of helping to maintain muscle mass.

    In terms of drinks, don't go for any of the commercial sports energy drinks, milk is a great way of getting protein and calcium into your diet. If you want to add a protein powder, that's your prerogative but I personally think diet is sufficient enough without extra expensive supplements, especially if you're not looking to add a lot of mass.