Anabolics
Search More Than 6,000,000 Posts
Results 1 to 14 of 14
  1. #1
    Speed Trials's Avatar
    Speed Trials is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    The Windy City
    Posts
    122

    Please critique cutting diet

    Hi, I'm pretty new to weight training--been at it seriously for a little shy of a year. My stats are 5'9", 153, about 12% bf. I know that sounds pretty light, but I've still got a layer of fat around my midsection that I'd like to lose before I attempt my first serious bulk phase. I do 40-45 min of AM cardio and a three day split w/weights. Please let me know what I can do improve this diet.

    9am 5 egg whites/1 whole egg (Is it OK to eat right after cardio?)
    1/4 cup(dry) steel cut oats
    w/1/2 tbsp natty pb

    11am chicken breast
    1 cup broccoli
    1 tbsp olive oil

    1pm (pwo) Myoplex MRP
    (I've noticed some members suggest dextrose here, as well)

    4pm chicken breast
    sweet potato
    1 cup broccoli (w/I can't believe it's not butter spray)

    6pm chicken breast
    2 cups salad
    1 tbsp olive oil

    9pm 1 can tuna
    1 tbsp mayo

    Totals: 1778 kcal/207 protein/120 carb (not including dextrose)/75 fat

  2. #2
    Superhuman's Avatar
    Superhuman is offline Banned
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    3,816
    that's a pretty good diet. It's good to do >1.5x your weight in grams of protein. You could probably even eat more per day. That's a really low caloric intake. I eat 6000-8000 calories a day, 330g-380g of protein. Just do a lot of cardio to get rid of fat.

  3. #3
    Superhuman's Avatar
    Superhuman is offline Banned
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    3,816
    oh, and make sure you drink a sh*t load of water, I drink 1 1/2 gallons of water every day.

  4. #4
    daman1's Avatar
    daman1 is offline Diet Specialist
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    beatin it up...
    Posts
    3,200
    Quote Originally Posted by Superhuman
    oh, and make sure you drink a sh*t load of water, I drink 1 1/2 gallons of water every day.
    2-3 gallons..

  5. #5
    SwoleCat is offline AR Hall of Fame
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Posts
    25,778
    Who drinks 2-3 gallons?? U daman? Dayum! It's all I can do to get two down, lol....

    ~SC~

  6. #6
    Speed Trials's Avatar
    Speed Trials is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    The Windy City
    Posts
    122
    Thanks for the responses, guys. I'm not sure how low to take the calories, since I don't want to go into starvation mode. I just took my weight (153) x 12 (1836) and lowered it a little. You still think 1750-1800 is too low? SwoleCat, can I take your lack of criticism of my diet to mean it's all right? You seem to be the man to talk about this stuff here.

  7. #7
    Elliot's Avatar
    Elliot is offline Anabolic Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    4,353
    for your weight 1800 cals is fine.. the thing about starvation is that most of the time that people feel hungry they are really dehydrated. so if you drink 1-2 gallons of watter a day you should have no problem..

  8. #8
    SwoleCat is offline AR Hall of Fame
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Posts
    25,778
    IN CAPS BELOW....DIDN'T AVOID YOU A.M. ON PURPOSE, JUST A BIT BUSY ON THE WEEKENDS........


    Quote Originally Posted by Speed Trials

    9am 5 egg whites/1 whole egg (Is it OK to eat right after cardio?)
    1/4 cup(dry) steel cut oats
    w/1/2 tbsp natty pb

    IN REALITY, U CAN GO W/EGG WHITES AND OATS, OR YOU CAN NIX THE OATS AND GO W/A FAT/PROTEIN MEAL. LOSE THE PB IN EITHER CASE, UNLESS YOU USE THAT AS YOUR FAT SOURCE FOR THE MEAL.

    11am chicken breast
    1 cup broccoli
    1 tbsp olive oil

    FINE.

    1pm (pwo) Myoplex MRP
    (I've noticed some members suggest dextrose here, as well)

    DEXTROSE AND/OR MALTODEXTRIN MIX, WITH WHEY ISOLATE, WATER, R-ALA, BIOTIN, AND/OR VANADYL SULFATE.

    4pm chicken breast
    sweet potato
    1 cup broccoli (w/I can't believe it's not butter spray)
    FINE...

    6pm chicken breast
    2 cups salad
    1 tbsp olive oil
    MAKE SURE YOU HAVE NO CORN/CARROTS/PEAS/CROUTONS IN THAT SALAD.

    9pm 1 can tuna
    1 tbsp mayo


    FINE, LOOKS GOOD FOR THE PATTERNIZATION. AMOUNTS YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE TO ADJUST WHERE NEEDED TO ACQUIRE THE RESULTS YOU ARE LOOKING FOR. IT'S GREAT THOUGH BECAUSE ONCE YOU LEARN YOUR BODY, YOU KNOW IT FOREVER.

    ~SC~

    Totals: 1778 kcal/207 protein/120 carb (not including dextrose)/75 fat

  9. #9
    Speed Trials's Avatar
    Speed Trials is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    The Windy City
    Posts
    122
    Thanks for the input, fellas. I appreciate it.

  10. #10
    Superhuman's Avatar
    Superhuman is offline Banned
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    3,816
    daman, u actually drink 3 gallons in a single day? How many times u piss? I drink 1.5 and piss like 8 times a day at least, probably more than that!

  11. #11
    daman1's Avatar
    daman1 is offline Diet Specialist
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    beatin it up...
    Posts
    3,200
    Quote Originally Posted by Superhuman
    daman, u actually drink 3 gallons in a single day? How many times u piss? I drink 1.5 and piss like 8 times a day at least, probably more than that!
    I drink around 3 when Im cutting up and 2 when Im bulking. I piss like every 5 minutes though.

  12. #12
    BIG TEXAN's Avatar
    BIG TEXAN is offline Respected Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    TEXAS
    Posts
    6,525
    Well looks like Swole somed it all up nicely.....I usually get about 2 gallons of water a day, but times I do actually hit 3...

  13. #13
    fritz2435's Avatar
    fritz2435 is offline Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    right behind ya
    Posts
    809
    Quote Originally Posted by Speed Trials
    Totals: 1778 kcal/207 protein/120 carb (not including dextrose)/75 fat
    If I'm not mistaken, that adds up to 1983 cals.

  14. #14
    fritz2435's Avatar
    fritz2435 is offline Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    right behind ya
    Posts
    809
    You could also try subbing a tbsp of flax for a tbsp of olive oil.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •