Serious diet help

  • Bobo

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    Jan 14, 2018 3:22 PM GMT
    Hey guys! I’ve been struggling a lot with my diet, and I wanna build a solid core, but don’t know how to go about doing that. A little about my diet: I eat 2 eggs in the morning with spinach and a banana then throughout the day I’ll have roughly 2-4 chicken breasts. I’ve only been doing this for a week and am wondering if this is the proper way to go about it.

    Also, are cheat days a thing? If they are, how often should they happen?

    Thanks! Dm me if you’d prefer
  • Element1313

    Posts: 152

    Jan 15, 2018 3:46 AM GMT
    Try Paleo diet . It's an unrestricted calorie diet. You can eat all you want without gaining body fat . If you are interested in the science read The Paleo Solution by Robb Wolf.



    Bobo saidHey guys! I’ve been struggling a lot with my diet, and I wanna build a solid core, but don’t know how to go about doing that. A little about my diet: I eat 2 eggs in the morning with spinach and a banana then throughout the day I’ll have roughly 2-4 chicken breasts. I’ve only been doing this for a week and am wondering if this is the proper way to go about it.

    Also, are cheat days a thing? If they are, how often should they happen?

    Thanks! Dm me if you’d prefer
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    Jan 15, 2018 3:52 AM GMT
    I do use a very clean and nutritious vegetarian/vegan protein supplement. It from https://sunwarrior.com/ Good stuff. I also like a variety of other meats, nuts and wild game. Remember, protein is the building block of muscle. Whey is not my favorite and causes indigestion. Supplements can be plant based, it can still be Paleo.
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    Jan 15, 2018 3:59 AM GMT
    Given your height, whatever muscle building diet you choose, you won't see visual results quickly. I wonder how high your expectations are.
  • Triggerman

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    Jan 15, 2018 4:08 AM GMT
    I have been in the gym for 37 years. I know. Old. I only know that because I wrote the date down on my weight belt, which I still use, in1981. 1981 and OSHC which stood for old school hard core. I trained back then with allot of guys that had amazing builds and knew from experience and from talking to older gym members.

    Back then, before all the fitness magazines and websites, you looked at guys that had the build you wanted and asked them for advice. What works, what doesn't, ect. Not the steroid guys who could do anything and grow but the real lifters.

    Paleo is a fad. It was popular in '65, again in '79 and '89. If anyone wants to argue with me about that I have two questions: How long have you done it and is it sustainable? Two, what is it based on? I know the theology. Human diet went wrong when we became farmers. Wheat whatever. My question is why would Neolithic man start farming a grain, food, ect. that he wasn't already eating? Not a single scientist will tell you what Paleo man ate. Mostly anything he could find. But he certainly did not start farming an unknown grain just to see what it was like in his diet.

    Eat in moderation. It comes down to calories (units of energy) and calories out. Burn more than you take in. Calorie is a unit of measurement not a physical thing.

    I once challenged a friend of mine, a UCSD nutritionist. I said I could eat nothing for a month but snickers bars and tortilla chips and drink nothing but Diet Pepsi and beer and still be 9% bodyfat and ripped. I won.
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    Jan 16, 2018 2:52 AM GMT
    ^
    The emphasis on calories in, calories out makes sense from a weight loss or maintenance angle since calorie deficits lead to weight loss regardless of your macros. You could eat pure white sugar and lose weight as long as you're in a deficit. If that is a healthy weight loss diet is a different conversation.

    From a muscle building perspective your macros are important and eating a surplus of protein will not have the same effect of eating a surplus of carbs or fats. Try seeing what your intestines will do if you only increase your calories from fats.

    Also, looking for bros for nutritional advice can be a terrible idea if you're tall and lanky. Bros will tell you to eat what they eat and multiply it by 2. Bros have no idea on how to create diets for fast metabolism, low appetite folks. I remember how it was for me back then and it was very, very lonely. I had to hire a sports dietitian. Even to this day there is a scarcity of good nutritional advice for guys like me.