Looking to trim fat

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  1. markulous Black Belt

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    Okay figured I'd start one of these to keep track of. I'm pretty broke at the moment so I gotta cycle out some of my food before I can eat ideally(I'm probably going to cut out the milk and cereal in the morning with porridge or oatmeal). There's a few things I want to switch up but I'm not going to waste any food. I'm still going to watch my caloric intake though.

    Age: 26
    Height: 6'3.5"
    Weight: 231
    Goal Weight: 210(maybe a hair less depending how I feel at that weight. I know 180 is too low though)
    Build: Average
    BMR: 3000(based on going to the gym 4 days a week for at least an hour)

    Only drinking water.

    Take daily multi along with vitamin C supplements.

    03-12-10

    Breakfast 8:30am
    2 Servings of Honey Nut Cheerios with 1% milk: 300 Cal. 12g Pro

    Snack 12:00pm
    Granola Bar: 150 Cal. 4g Pro

    Lunch 1:45pm
    Healthy Choice Steamer(Chicken and various vegetables in garlic sauce): 270 Cal. 20g Pro
    1/2 Serving of Sun Chips: 70 Cal. 2g Pro

    Snack 4:20pm
    Cashews: 160 Cal. 4g Pro
    Mixed fruit: 70 Cal. 0g Pro

    Dinner 6:30pm
    Garden Salad w/ Italian dressing 125 Cal. 6g Pro
    Can of Tuna 180 Cal. 24g Pro
    Low fat yogurt 100 Cal. 5g Pro

    Snack 7:30pm
    Assorted raw veggies: 50 Cal. 1g Pro.

    Calories Consumed: 1475
    Protein Consumed: 78g

    Other than the obvious not eating Honey Nut Cheerios and a granola bar, I need to add a little more protein. Probably at least a 100g.


    03-13-10

    Weight: 230

    Breakfast 8:20am
    2 Servings of Honey Nut Cheerios with 1% milk: 300 Cal. 12g Pro

    Snack 11:20am
    Raw Almonds: 170 Cal. 7 Pro
    Mixed Fruit: 70 Cal. 0 Pro

    Lunch 1:20pm
    Garden Salad w/ Italian dressing 125 Cal. 6g Pro
    Can of Tuna 180 Cal. 24g Pro

    Snack 3:40pm
    Jerked Turkey: 240 Cal. 30g Pro

    Dinner 6:30pm
    3 Eggs: 240 Cal. 20g Pro
    Assorted veggies: 70 Cal. 2g Pro
    Yogurt: 100 Cal. 5g Pro

    Snack 8:30pm
    Assorted Fruit: 60 Cal. 0g Pro

    Calories Consumed: 1555
    Protein Consumed: 106g

    Halfway decent amount of protein today, but that's only because of that jerked turkey. I may have to eat another can of tuna each day.


    03-14-10

    Weight: 229

    Breakfast 8:45am
    2 Servings of Honey Nut Cheerios with 1% milk: 300 Cal. 12g Pro

    Snack 10:30pm/12:20pm
    Almonds 200 Cal. 9g Pro
    Peaches: 70 Cal. 1g Pro

    Lunch 2:00pm
    Garden Salad w/ Italian dressing 125 Cal. 6g Pro
    Can of Tuna 180 Cal. 24g Pro
    Yogurt: 100 Cal. 5g Pro

    Snack 4:30pm
    Almonds 200 Cal. 9g Pro

    Dinner 7:00pm
    Chicken 150 Cal. 35g Pro
    Veggies 60 Cal. 2g Pro
    Yogurt 100 Cal. 6g Pro

    Snack
    Shaved chicken breast: 150 Cal. 30g Pro

    Consumed Calories: 1635
    Consumed Protein: 139g Pro
     
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  2. wand25 Yellow Belt

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    Where is your source of protein? It seems like your consuming only carbs. You need to add some lean proteins(eggs, turkey, chicken) and cut some of those carbs. Your carbs should come from whole grains such as oatmeal and brown rice.
     
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    Look at some of the posters in the diet log -- honey nut cheerios is silly for a weight loss plan where you also have a granola bar as your next meal. Read the faqs and some of the diet logs. Good luck.
     
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  4. markulous Black Belt

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    Well I've had milk for breakfast and chicken for lunch. And there was a little in the cashews. I'll probably have some tuna for dinner along with a garden salad.

    Like I said though, I'm going to get some oatmeal after I'm done with my cereal because I'm not going to waste food.

    I'm not too worried about carbs since I'm generally running 3 miles a day and doing a light weight training at the gym.
     
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  5. markulous Black Belt

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    Again...this food isn't ideal. I'm broke. Once it runs out within a week, I'm getting better food. I just decided to put up my log today for my own sake so I can count calories easier. I got most of this food for free.

    I've been reading the diet logs and FAQs the past week. Within a week or two, when most of this food runs out I'm going to stop eating cereal and milk and replace it with oatmeal/porridge and fruit. And I only have 2 more granola bars left, likely I will replace that with fruit and raw almonds.

    And silly or not, the Cheerios aren't terrible for you. While I wouldn't call them healthy, they have a little Fiber and don't have a terrible amount of a sugar.

    And in the past 2 months I've lost 9 lbs. by exercising regularly and creating a caloric deficit so I know I'm doing something right. Although, there is a lot of room for improvement obviously.
     
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    Sorry to hear money's an issue. But 9 lbs. in 2 months, as long as it's sustainable, isn't bad. I'll lose like 15 lbs a month and then gain it right back (we're similar in size). It doesn't seem like you're having a problem losing weight, so I'd so go with what works. Dieting always seems to be different for everyone, so as long as you're sustaining it, keep it up. My biggest tip is just to drink a shitload of water so you don't think you're hungry.
     
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  7. markulous Black Belt

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    Hopefully I should have a steady job again soon where money won't be as tight then I can eat a bit better.

    My body generally won't gain back weight very easily. I won't binge or anything either. The main reason I have lost that weight was from cutting out fast food.

    I haven't touched a soda in years. Until about 3 months ago I was drinking about 6-12 beers a month, but I've cut that out(maybe one beer a month from now on). As you said drinking a ton of water really helps.
     
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    take vpx redline capsules for 17.50 off of amazon

    helps me shed weight for the summer every year, it's the best out there bar none
     
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    Listen, I can understand if money is tight -- I'm not trying to shit on you (my diet isnt perfect). But, what I'm seeing, if I read between the lines, is that you have lost a decent amount of weight by eating highly processed foods like cheerios and granola bars -- that sounds like a recipe for skinny fat. I have no idea what type of training you do (if any) but you need to consider the quality of the calories you consume. I will acknowledge that if you simply want to lose weight you can likely do it on 3 bowls of cheerios a day but it comes at a cost.
     
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  10. markulous Black Belt

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    Yeah I know what you're saying. By next week I'll have consumed both the cheerios and granola bars and hopefully then I have enough money to go to the store to grab some healthy stuff that I want.

    I'll lift some weights at the gym to try and maintain a little muscle but I'm not putting on any muscle or anything. I don't do any MMA or any competing. I'm just doing this to lower my body fat %. If by chance I do lose a little muscle, I'm okay with that.

    I know it looks bad posting this and right out the bat I'm eating a mediocre breakfast and snack right before I go to the gym. I was just bored and wanted to get an accurate count of calories instead of counting them in my head. I really am going to change that by next week.
     
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  11. MMA RLZ Banned

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    Unfortunately (for some) cutting alcohol out is a biggie. I recently ran like 3-4 miles a day in addition to lifting for like a 2 hour workout and I'd lose like 5-8 lbs a week and then just blow it on a weekend by housing beer and grub on my cheat day. Good luck, mang.
     
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    You will have an easier time losing fat if you incorporate weights and cardio. Take the weekend to read the S&P and Conditioning FAQs -- good luck and dont be afraid to ask questions after you do your homework.
     
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  13. markulous Black Belt

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    Generally, I always try and do both cardio and weights. As you said it's been helpful.

    Thanks man. I have skimmed over the FAQs a little(really good info BTW) but as you said I need to really read them more.
     
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  14. markulous Black Belt

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    Sweet. Found out I'm getting some money soon so I went to the store. As soon as the milk is killed, I've got my breakfast plan lined up with:

    2 servings oatmeal
    Blueberries
    topped with some almonds
    I wanted to add flaxseed but I didn't see any at Safeway.

    Then for my snack I'm out of granola bars so I'll switch to almonds and eggs. I bought a bunch of frozen veggies and some boneless skinless chicken to make a bunch of stirfry.
     
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    sounds much better
     
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    Now we are getting somewhere! :D
     
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  17. markulous Black Belt

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    Okay. I'm officially eating good today. I'm not sure if there's ever been a day in my life I can say I ate really healthy...

    03-15-10

    Weight: 230

    Breakfast 9:15am
    Oatmeal w/ Blueberries & Almonds: 420 Cal. 15g Pro.

    Snack/Brunch 11:45am
    3 Eggs: 240 Cal. 20g Pro
    Peaches 100 Cal. 0g Pro

    Lunch 1:55pm
    Garden Salad w/ Italian dressing 125 Cal. 6g Pro
    Can of Tuna 180 Cal. 24g Pro
    Peaches 100 Cal. 0g Pro

    Snack 4:25pm
    Almonds 170 Cal. 8g Pro
    2 Fig Newtons 180 Cal. 6g Pro

    Dinner 7:00pm
    2 Tilapia Fillets 180 Cal. 42g Pro
    Veggies 35 Cal. 1g Pro.
    Peaches 100 Cal. 0g Pro

    Snack 9:00pm
    Yogurt 90 Cal. 6g Pro

    Calories Consumed: 1920
    Protein Consumed: 128g


    03-16-10

    Weight: 228

    Breakfast 8:50am
    Oatmeal w/ Blueberries & Almonds: 420 Cal. 15g Pro.

    Snack 11:00pm
    Almonds 200 Cal. 9g Pro
    Peaches: 70 Cal. 1g Pro

    Lunch 1:55pm
    Garden Salad w/ Italian dressing 110 Cal. 6g Pro
    Can of Tuna 180 Cal. 24g Pro
    Sun Chips: 140 Cal. 4g Pro

    Snack 4:45pm
    Lean Cuisine Chicken Veggie 200 Cal. 17g Pro

    Dinner 7:00pm
    Chicken 200 Cal. 40g Pro
    Assorted veggies: 70 Cal. 2g Pro
    Peaches 100 Cal. 2g Pro

    Consumed Calories: 1690
    Consumed Protein: 120

    03-17-10

    Weight: 228

    Breakfast 9:15am
    Oatmeal w/ Blueberries & Almonds: 420 Cal. 15g Pro.

    Snack
    11:00
    Almonds 200 Cal. 9g Pro

    Lunch 1:00pm
    Salad w/ Light dressing 50 Cal. 3g Pro
    Tuna 100 Cal. 22g Pro

    Snack 3:00
    3 Eggs: 240 Cal. 20g Pro

    Dinner
    Lean Cuisine Chicken w/ brown rice and veggies: 300 Cal. 20g Pro
    Sun Chips: 140 Cal 4g Pro

    Consumed Cal: 1450
    Consumed Pro: 93g
    I didn't work out today and I wasn't extremely hungry. And by dinner time I got a little lazy and I didn't want to cook.

    03-18-10

    Weight: 228

    Breakfast 9:15am
    Oatmeal w/ Blueberries & Almonds: 420 Cal. 15g Pro.
     
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  18. markulous Black Belt

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    Down to 226. After doing this for a while it's now pretty easy to count calories in my head. I've got some flax seed finally, so now every morning my breakfast consists of: 2 servings of oatmeal, frozen fruit(generally blueberries), almonds, and flax seed.

    I cut out the canned fruit and eat only frozen or fresh fruit. At least a few servings a day. I'll eat a lean cuisine every couple of days because I get lazy at times. As well I'll eat some rice cakes now and then. But that's about the worst part of my diet.
     
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    Rice cakes? Why would you ever put one of those in your mouth?
     
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  20. markulous Black Belt

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    I get those ranch flavored ones. I was eating a lot of chips before my diet so whenever I feel the need to eat some chips I just eat some rice cakes since they have a lot less calories. I think they taste alright.
     
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