it's working and I like it- but is it good for me?

  • joemember

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    Apr 20, 2007 8:05 AM GMT
    Hi Guy's -
    I have a pint of low fat yoghurt- couple of onzes of no salt breakfast cereal, mixed fresh berries and a handful of mixed seeds and nuts in a bowl, for my main meal once a day- 4pm.

    Thats it- apart from the odd cup of soup, with a small piece of bread-- it suits , me and have no hunger pains...

    I'm on the indoor rower for 90 min a session 3 times a week, 18k- I beach run and do some weights...

    I would like to continue with this eating regime but am shlightly concerned that I might be doing the wrong thing?
    any advice would be welcome!

    Many thanks,

  • GQjock

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    Apr 21, 2007 9:10 AM GMT
    Hi Joe...
    unless you want to lose weight this diet of yours is unable to sustain a regular sized man
    ...our bodies run basically on carbohydrates
    and we need protein for the building blocks
    of muscle and bone the rate of our metabolism sets the clock that we will need sustenance approx every 6 hrs or our blood sugar will begin to fall...which dictates eating three meals a day
    that meal you showed us isn't bad but needs to be repeated more
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    Apr 21, 2007 3:54 PM GMT
    Watch out man - thats a dangerous diet.
    Your body needs a certain amount of calories to survive as well as protien. Especially if youre doing physical exercise.
    You might not be losing fat, but your muscle tissue instead.
    Eat small meals throughout the day with protein and carbs.
    Otherwise - watch cancer come later on... sorry.
  • joemember

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    Apr 23, 2007 11:27 AM GMT
    Thanks! to both GQjock and AlexinRio, for taking the time and trouble to reply.

    I thought as much:-) too good to be true- so its' back to chicken, veg, and rice with the odd yoghurt mix thrown in!

    Cheers Joe...

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    Apr 23, 2007 2:16 PM GMT
    I think your diet sounds perfectly healthy. Unless you are trying to bulk up, I wouldn't change anything. But make sure you drink lots of cold water.
  • joemember

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    Apr 23, 2007 3:12 PM GMT
    hi 'hank',
    thx for the reply.
    I'm sure it's healty but is it enough in terms of nutrion balance or not-
    all very confusing...
    Funny thing is, I perform at athletic level - i.e 90 min cardio perfectly well-
    I supplement with the odd meat snack, but am not really keen on it-
    fresh berries, mixed nuts, mixed seeds and the cereal seem enough-
    and I do want to shed another couple of pounds- mmhh
    if there is a qualified nutritionist amongst us- to sort out the confusion?

    But thanks anyway guy's - you're all and inspiration!

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    Apr 23, 2007 3:26 PM GMT
    If you want to listen to Hankbaseball's recommendations here... Just take a look at his posts elsewhere, like in health section under Massage.

    Make your own judegements about any comments from him!

    You really should talk to a doctor and a certified nutritonist about your deit than taking advise from just anyone...