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Nutrition critique

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created April 22, 2012 at 3:03 AM

I know it's not Paleo, but can you let me know what I can do to my diet to get extremely lean. This is my meal everyday. The Raw Meal is by Garden of Life which is all natural. I am looking to gain lean muscle and get a six pack. I have been doing crossfit for almost a year. I try to eat as natural as possible. I am open to suggestions...thanks!

Breakfast:

1 Cup Steel Cut Oats w/1 tbspn Olive Oil 1 cup Greek Yogurt Nonfat Plain w/blueberries

Snack: 1 scoop Raw Meal

Lunch:

1 5 oz Turkey Burger 93% fat free w/ground spinach and ground onion 2 cups brussell sprouts steamed w/1 tbspn olive oil 1 small macintosh apple

Snack:

1 5 oz Turkey Burger 93% fat free w/ground spinach and ground onion 1 small macintosh apple

Pre-workout:

1 scoop Raw Meal w/ 1 cup Almond Milk Unsweetened

Post Workout:

1 scoop Raw Meal w/ 1 cup Almond Milk Unsweetened 1 scoop of 100% Whey Optimum Nutrition

Dinner:

6 oz chicken breast 2 cups broccoli steamed

Snack:

Salad w/ 1 tbspn olive oil and vinegar

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

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on April 23, 2012
at 03:25 AM

Okey dokey, care to elaborate foreveryoung?

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on April 22, 2012
at 11:09 PM

I do not agree with this advice.

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on April 22, 2012
at 01:46 PM

Matt- Please use the "comment" function to respond to individual answers--it ensurs that the person sees your response.

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on April 22, 2012
at 12:24 PM

I was doing more Zone which doesnt allow for much fat

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on April 22, 2012
at 11:43 AM

Amen to the advice and comment!

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on April 22, 2012
at 09:57 AM

I don't understand the desire to eat really lean meat like skinless poultry so often, only to add fat in a scoop of something. Try paleo for a month and eat full fat Greek yogurt. Who knows what will happen

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on April 22, 2012
at 09:52 AM

Where's the fat?

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on April 22, 2012
at 07:28 AM

Stop the oats, the whey and the PUFA-stuff like turkey, nut products and olive oil and drink tons of skim milk.

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on April 22, 2012
at 04:08 AM

I use Vega One shakes - natural flavour. Same deal, vegan, and has 1.5 grams of sugar per scoop. Quite a difference. You'd probably want to avoid almond pancakes yes, if your goal is to get ripped, because nuts are pretty high in fat & Omega 6. I recommend you eat more meat - bison, beef, turkey, fish etc and small amounts of sweet potato for your POW. Or do the Vega shake.

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on April 22, 2012
at 04:10 AM

I find it slightly odd to post an "i know it's not paleo, but critique my diet" thing here. Step 1: make it paleo... Step 2: see how you respond.

But in all seriousness, cut out the oats and weird stuff, stick to real food, and if that isn't getting you a six-pack (which it should, given regular exercise) then look into some things like IF protocols a la LeanGains :D

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on April 22, 2012
at 12:24 PM

I was doing more Zone which doesnt allow for much fat

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on April 22, 2012
at 07:13 AM

Your diet looks terrible. Keep in the fruit, vegetables and olive oil. The rest of it can go. Eat meat with more fat on it. Eat some eggs.

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on April 22, 2012
at 06:50 AM

My first thought is: Where is the red meat? If you are trying lean out and build muscle, red meat has all the amino acids and protein that people drop big bucks on for body building supplelments at GNC. Liver will get you the rest.

Before you jump to conclusions about the actual fitness of your body, it is always useful to employ the opinions of real people in real life, because a year of crossfit seems like it should have gotten you to pretty darn close to where you are likely to get. It is all too easy to either compare our bodies to bodybuilders taking who knows what anabolic weirdness, or to develop a dysmorphic image between what is actually in the mirror and what we see in the mirror. Not everyone gets a super defined 6-pack, no matter how hard they try. Any example you have seen in a magazine is deeply enhanced with makeup and photoshop, so any semblance of one is pretty good definition. If you are in good shape and healthy, why not leave it at that?

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

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on April 23, 2012
at 03:25 AM

Okey dokey, care to elaborate foreveryoung?

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

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on April 22, 2012
at 11:09 PM

I do not agree with this advice.

4cafcf47afbba98ac52d7485a24b8d7d

(28)

on April 22, 2012
at 11:43 AM

Amen to the advice and comment!

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on April 22, 2012
at 09:47 AM

You need fat to burn fat. You are only burning your carbs that you consume. Stop the Raw Meal it is not necessary, you might as well be eating candy. One scoop of raw meal has more sugar and white starch then an entire lindt dark chocolate bar. That is more than 3 chocolate bars a day, and these have 2 and 1/2 serving each, so you are really eating the equivalent of 7 1/2 servings of dark chocolate a day to gear up for crossfit. Eat higher fat and more protein and you will not need to use those "Helpers".

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on April 22, 2012
at 09:57 AM

I don't understand the desire to eat really lean meat like skinless poultry so often, only to add fat in a scoop of something. Try paleo for a month and eat full fat Greek yogurt. Who knows what will happen

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on April 22, 2012
at 03:56 AM

Add more fat/protein and cut out the sugar. Raw meal has 26 grams in 2 scoops, and you're eating 3 scoops a day. Oats convert to sugar and the fat free turkey probably has sugar in it too.

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on April 22, 2012
at 11:49 AM

No oats or yogurt and can the fruit for a bit. Idk bout the raw meal, but you sure do have a lot of it! Your body processes all of that as sugar! You will never gain weight from veggies so go to town. You really should add some fat! Cook your veggies in coconut oil.. Use quite a bit on your salad, put avacodos on your burger. Mix it up! Fish, chicken, steaks. And eat your protein in body weight. So you weight 160? Your protein goal is 160 grams a day!

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on April 22, 2012
at 03:57 AM

I would substitute Raw Meal for something else, but I see so many crossfitters using Progenex which is not even natural. What could I substitute for a post workout quick meal? I am really trying to be as lean as possible. I see so many paleo things like pancakes with almond flour which I just dont believe in if you want to get ultra lean. Any advice or sample diets are appreciated.

016de26fe61daf799662d3b7b2468324

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on April 22, 2012
at 04:08 AM

I use Vega One shakes - natural flavour. Same deal, vegan, and has 1.5 grams of sugar per scoop. Quite a difference. You'd probably want to avoid almond pancakes yes, if your goal is to get ripped, because nuts are pretty high in fat & Omega 6. I recommend you eat more meat - bison, beef, turkey, fish etc and small amounts of sweet potato for your POW. Or do the Vega shake.

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on April 22, 2012
at 03:54 AM

I do crossfit 4 times per week. I just use Raw Meal as a supplement for artificial protein powder. I am nervous to give up oatmeal since I have read so much good stuff about it. I also find Greek yogurt as so high in protein and low in sugar. I have gotten unbelieveable results, but am looking to get a little more defined. I have a six pack showing, but I want to do even better. What can I do to get even leaner? I am 5 ft 7 161 lbs.

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on April 22, 2012
at 03:26 AM

Diet is probably fine but let's hear more about your workouts and current body composition.

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on April 22, 2012
at 12:18 PM

But doesn't full fat greek yogurt have sugar AND it is dairy which is not Paleo? What is optimal before or after Crossfit instead of Whey or Raw Meal?

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on April 22, 2012
at 01:46 PM

Matt- Please use the "comment" function to respond to individual answers--it ensurs that the person sees your response.

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on April 22, 2012
at 03:15 AM

This looks fairly solid; without body metrics or any other info, it's hard to give you anything more specific.

Are you specifically against paleo? It seems like you have "Raw Meal" quite often, but barring that, you're basically eating lacto-paleo already. If you're not seeing results with your current program, I'd consider going all the way, swapping out the oats and Raw Meal and giving paleo a go.

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