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Fine tuning my diet.

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 06, 2012 at 7:56 PM

OK, here goes. I'm male, 250lbs, approx 25% body fat. I go to the gym 3 times a week to do 5x5 strong lifts and perhaps a little cardio.

Here's an average day's eating for me. I usually get in roughly 30-35g protein per meal, and 45g fat per meal. Carbs I try to keep below 50g for the time being. This was today:

  • 6 whole egg omelete, some bell peppers, mushrooms, tomato, red onion

  • Chicken breast, assorted veg, cooked in butter/extra virgin olive oil

    [GYM]

  • Pork burgers, spinach, veg, etc

Would really appreciate your help! Thanks and all the best.

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on January 18, 2013
at 11:57 AM

I doubt that the chicken is grain free.

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on December 07, 2012
at 08:19 AM

On the face of it, this way of eating should help you lose weight. Have you been able to stick to it? Or are you developing cravings? If you have access to it, I'd consider exchanging the chicken for duck (more fat) now & again, and add liver in once in a while.

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on December 06, 2012
at 09:29 PM

Fat loss. Once I've reAched my goal, ill begin to bulk up.

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on December 06, 2012
at 09:15 PM

What are you trying to achieve?

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on December 06, 2012
at 09:10 PM

I get my meat from a neighbor who's parents are farmers, but they don't farm cows unfortunately! It's all grain free. What do you make of my diet? Do I need to eat more?

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on December 06, 2012
at 08:25 PM

Chicken and pork are nearly always grain-fed in some way. Try subbing in grass-fed beef.

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on December 06, 2012
at 09:10 PM

I get my meat from a neighbor who's parents are farmers, but they don't farm cows unfortunately! It's all grain free. What do you make of my diet? Do I need to eat more?

B3173217a49b5b0116078775a17eb21d

(11488)

on January 18, 2013
at 11:57 AM

I doubt that the chicken is grain free.

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on January 04, 2013
at 05:06 AM

Check out Paul Jaminet and his Perfect Health Diet, I believe he has information about how limiting your carbs to so little can hinder weightloss.

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on January 18, 2013
at 08:43 AM

I don't really see a problem with what you are eating....Here's what I did that worked for me. Delete breakfast altogether and move lunch to about 2-3 in the afternoon...no calories until then. Eat enough with lunch and dinner to keep from losing strength. Work on some high intensity endurance training (like high rep kettlebell training)..strong man training..sprints..or anything that spikes your heart rate. 5X5 training probably isn't going to help much with fat loss and a little cardio will do a little.

I also do something that most people here would probably find a bit extreme..I do a complete fast 4-5 days a month. I've found that I can fast up to 3-4 consecutive days with minimal strength loss and my performance a few days after the fast is usually better than it was prior to it.

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on January 18, 2013
at 07:17 AM

A guy doing strong lifts and aiming for fat loss doesn't need starches. Don't listen to these people. Just keep doing what you're doing, you'll get there.

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on January 04, 2013
at 05:29 AM

Yes, check out Perfect Health Diet. Perhaps try adding in more safe starches, as in sweet potatoes, potatoes, taro, white rice. And add in more omega 3 fish and ruminants, beef and lamb, to balance the omega 6 from poultry.

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on January 03, 2013
at 11:37 PM

Only you know if you need to eat more - are you seeing results? give this diet a go for two weeks. see how you are feeling then adjust accordingly. Your diet is very similar to mine. i try to keep it simple as i am University Student. Has been working for me.

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