Specific Meal Plans?

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    May 12, 2010 2:41 PM GMT
    I suck at figuring out how to eat.

    I'm 6'2", 200lbs, and I want to get rid of the pesky layer of fat on my body (including slight love handles). I can't figure out if I'm still eating too much, or if I'm eating too little (which makes the fat stay?). I'm in no way chubby and my boyfriend says I look great, but I'm definitely not cut.

    I started doing the stronglifts 5x5 program last year, and it has really improved my build and musculature, but I want to make progress on the diet front. I have been obeying his rules on nutrition (low-fat diet except after workouts, unprocessed foods etc.) that has improved my definition a little bit, but I want to get properly cut. I have been reading posts on this and other forums here, and I can't tell if I'm supposed to go low-fat or low-carbs, and whether I need to eat tons of protein or not. Aargh.

    Yes, I know, I should sit down and calculate all the calories for my height/weight. But are there any SPECIFIC meal plans out there that I can follow? I have no problem sticking to a diet, avoiding evil foods, whatever. I never eat junk food or dessert. I just want to be told what to eat -- general guidelines or tips can only go so far, and I'm wrestling with contradictory messages.

    Now, if there are no meal plans out there, would it be a good idea to hire a nutritionist or whatever to plan one for me? I know I sound helpless, but I just want to get the eating right so I can focus on training.

    Any tips would be much appreciated. =)
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    May 12, 2010 6:06 PM GMT
    Low-fat foods are fucking evil. Fat gives food flavor. When they remove the fat, they replace the flavor with something artificial (usually some kind of sugars) which is worse for you than the fat.

    I'd definitely suggest hiring a nutritionist; but be selective and find one who understands your goals, and can tailor the meal plan to fit your routine.