12-10-2004, 11:45 AM #1
Girl who needs a bit of diet advice, please?
Ok, I am actually a grown woman, but I thought it might get some's attention!
I have currently been on a "diet" for ~8 weeks. My goals are to lose a bit of BF while gaining some LM, I guess those are everyone's goals here, huh?! LOL! I have been working very hard and have seen a scale change of 7-8 pounds since my start. (I have pictures of starting point and can post if you think neccesary) When I posted and asked for opinions on BF percentage, I got back replies of 19-20%, and that is what I was guessing, too.
My question is simply this....I am looking for my next step as far as diet goes. So, I am hoping that posting my weekly diet will get me some help. Also, I weight train fairly heavily and get as much cardio in as possible. Was running lots, but found out this week i have a herniated disc L5 so doc has asked me to stop the high impact stuff for the next few weeks. Can do ellipticals, etc and have switched over to those. ( I hate them, so boring! LOL)
Any questions I will happily answer in the quest for further knowledge!
And yes, I eat the same every day with a few exceptions, I am lucky to be a creature of habit, so to speak.
protein shake mixed with water and coffee
1/4cup (dry) quaker oats with splenda
4 egg white, 1 whole egg
1/4 bag rice cakes (small)
chicken breast (1 split breast)
Salad with no fat dressing (60 cal/serving)
1/4 bag rice cakes (small)
ground turkey (~1/3 pound)
raw carrots or similar veg.
steak, turkey or chicken (~8-10 ounces)
Steamed mixed veggies or snap peas, etc.
Thats about all. I have a full cheat day on Saturday, and the rest of the week is pretty darn consistent. I am certain that lots of you guys have greta advicce and am looking for whatever I can improve on. No supplements beyond daily multivitamin.
BF- ? guessing 19%?
And remember!! I am a girl! LOL!
thanks in advance
12-10-2004, 12:13 PM #2
Check at the cutting sticky on top of the diet forum...
Best way to burn fat is to do stay within specific heart rate zone for 45-60mins, 5-7 days week, first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. This must be accompanied by the correct diet. All the details are in the sticky, read it and repost your diet and cardio
12-10-2004, 12:24 PM #3Originally Posted by Boost n Juice
I have been doing 2-3 3.5 mile runs 2-3 times per week, 1 hour of HIIT class once weekly, 1 hour carido kickbox once weekly and an hour of spin once weekly. I have now been doing 45-55 min sessions on the ellipticals, crosstrainers etc, ~4-5 times per week. Try to do before weights if I can.
I am not sure what youa re asking me to repost. I have read all the stickies and was looking for some further advice. Maybe I shoudl re-read and go there.
Again, thnaks for replying.
12-10-2004, 12:31 PM #4Originally Posted by clchase
You should only have two types of meals:
Protein with fat (no carbs) meal
protein with carb meal (no fat)...
Also Apples, carrots, rice cakes all are no-no's...
Like you said, go re-read it and see what you can come up with...
12-10-2004, 12:40 PM #5Originally Posted by Boost n Juice
Will recheck it, but in the meantime, do you have suggestions as to what to switch these things to, some good suggestions, as far as actual things to eat instead, would be very helpful to me. I am goign to re-read now, also.
12-10-2004, 12:44 PM #6
So, that basically tells me only veggies with proteins and carbs are coming strictly from those veggies?
12-10-2004, 12:47 PM #7
Apples and rice cakes contian no fats, unless I am unaware of them. Are there others thatI am missing? I am not flaming here, simply asking to know.
12-11-2004, 06:30 AM #8
No more advice??
12-15-2004, 06:42 AM #9
I was on vacation...
You need to do cardio...Buy a $100 threadmill or exercise bike from Walmart...
Apples and most other fruits contain sugars...Which are also no-nos...
Only carbs you should be eating are brown rice and oatmeal...
Only fats you should be eating are almonds, natty peanut butter, flax seed oil...
There's other stuf you can have, but the bulk of it...
12-15-2004, 08:20 AM #10Originally Posted by Boost n Juice
Thanks for your advice. I appreciate it. I have cut out the rice cakes and am having oatmeal again at meal 2 instead of the apple. I am also going to pick up some fish oil caps to have with the meals that have no carbs or fats, I think that may help.
Also, I do do cardio, and actually quite a bit of it, I just can;t do it in am. I know that it is best, but I really can;t get up any earlier thanI do now which is 5 am, (remember, I go to bed between 10:30 and 11 on good night and sometimes later! this leaves not alot of sleep, and I fear that if I get up earlier, it will not be good all around. I can;t go to bed earlier due to home life..9 year old daughter who has sports until 8 pm, than we have dinner and homework, etc, her bed is at 9:30 and as soon as I get showered and rady fior bed, it is at least 10:30! Almost impossible! LOl! So, while I know its best to do am cardio,m I think that while there are "ideal" situations, I cannot quite fit into all thise guidelines! Keeping that in mind, are there other cardio suggestions that may be useful to me?
I really appreciate you taking the time to help, and am grateful for your understanding and kindness...
Thanks again, and comments/suggestions are always appreciated.
PS I wonder why no one else has chimed in, it seems that reading these diet threads, more responses are typical, is it because I am a woman and advice is different than for men?
12-15-2004, 09:31 AM #11
First off, the rice cakes are because they have an extremely high glycemic index (you would be better off eating a snickers bar than a rice cake). Apples and carrots will differ from person to person, i would say the apple is fine, but would cut out the carrots. You also need more veggies ie. brockoli, choliflower, zucchini, aspargus stuff liek that. Next, your calories seem a bit high. You might want to consider dropping them down to the 13-1500 range which will help get you more results with bf reduction. Also I would try to include veggies in almost all your meals. A lot of things like different fruits and oats will defer depending on the person. Best bet is to see a qualified nutritionist to figure out different food allergies and imbalances you may have. Good luck.
12-15-2004, 09:37 AM #12Originally Posted by dr.shred
12-15-2004, 11:20 AM #13
Might want to do a cheat meal instead of a cheat day...
What time of day do you workout and what do you use for post workout nutrition... or meal #
12-15-2004, 12:24 PM #14Originally Posted by arthurb999
I workout, generally, around 6pm or so, with cardio preceding weights if possible, but occasionally I have to get it in after weight training... , but that I cann;t help because of scheduling. Post workout is generally my #6 meal, whch can sometimes be up to 1-2 hours post wiorkout...bad, huh???
12-15-2004, 12:43 PM #15
The pwo (post work-out) nutrition is VERY important... might want to get a pwo shake in there... whey protien and dextrose mix.
12-15-2004, 01:37 PM #16
I will that, but that then means I have protein drink, then dinner (meal 6) about an hour or so later....is this bad??
12-15-2004, 01:46 PM #17
Actually good... just eat a little less...
12-15-2004, 01:48 PM #18Originally Posted by arthurb999
12-15-2004, 04:02 PM #19
champion pure whey protein. very good protein quality..160 calories for 2 scoops and 3g carbs.
12-15-2004, 05:25 PM #20Originally Posted by dr.shred
12-15-2004, 06:27 PM #21Originally Posted by clchase
12-16-2004, 09:45 AM #22Originally Posted by dr.shred
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