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Discussion in 'Dieting / Supplement Discussion' started by 0121mma, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. 0121mma

    0121mma Guest

    My typical diet at the minute is this:

    08.00 - 8 egg whites, porridge, apple juice, (mulitivitamin, fish oils, vitamin c tablets)
    10.30 - protein shake, peach, pear
    13.00 - chicken breast, pasta and tomato's and cucumber.
    16.00 - apple or bannana
    17.30 - dinner, usually a meat, a carb (wholemeal pasta or rice, sweet potato) n veg
    20.45 - protein shake after training
    22.00 - casien shake

    The owner of my gym says you shouldnt have rice or pasta too often, beacuse it has a high GI index. Does anyone have any better solutions to use in a meal than pasta, rice or poatato?? only suggestion ive had from my trainers is to have porridge alongside a meal.

    also any improvemnets on my diet would be helpful. If i do cheat it will be usually a nandos once a weekend, or some honey and milk.
     
  2. pliftkl

    pliftkl Green Belt

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    What are you actually trying to accomplish with this diet? The quality of any diet has to be relative to its goals...
     
  3. 0121mma

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    Sorry, fighters diet so to keep lean. weight 65KG get to 61KG to fight. But make that with ease.
     
  4. oyaji poi

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    you seriously need to eat some fats.
     
  5. markulous

    markulous Black Belt

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    Why just the whites of the eggs?
     
  6. IDRISCKY

    IDRISCKY Purple Belt

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    Saturated fat and cholesterol are the number one killers in America!
     
  7. IronMaidenfan#1

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    Hahaha! - I'd be worried if it wasn't you!
     
  8. IDRISCKY

    IDRISCKY Purple Belt

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    I was actually hesitant to post that because I knew if someone like you didn't actually point it out first, someone would take it seriously.
     
  9. IronMaidenfan#1

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    Glad to be of assistance! :D
     
  10. Messiah_UK

    Messiah_UK Blue Belt

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    Your diet is seriously in need of some good fats...

    And it's quite top heavy protein-wise, you've neglected the importance of plenty of vegetables (especially bulky green stuff like brocolli, kale etc)

    Oh, and to actually help with the question, wholewheat pasta, brown rice and potatos (white are ok, sweet are better) are all absolutely fine sources of carbs.
     
  11. KILL KILL

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    mmmmmmmmmm porridge
     
  12. Sinister

    Sinister Doctor of Doom Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    I wouldn't suggest a term like "absolutely" with this.
     
  13. Messiah_UK

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    You wouldn't? They're certainly a lot better than refined carbs like white bread, white rice, white pasta etc..

    You post in this forum so I presume you know the differences between simple and complex carbohydrates and why they are important?

    Wholewheat pasta and potatoes are probably the most satisfying (because of their bulk) sources of complex carbs, if you take them out of your diet then you gotta eat a hell of a lot more veggies.

    Oh and beans too! Beans are fu*king awesome sources of good carbohydrate and they have a nice bit of protein too.
     
  14. 0121mma

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    Yeah what sort of fats though, i take fish oils and flaxseed capsules additionally.

    I try to keep it high protein, I have at least 6 fruit and veg a day, would you say i need more?

    Thanks
     
  15. Sinister

    Sinister Doctor of Doom Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    I think you're missing the definition of the term "absolutely." It's very relative to the goals in-question...if the goal is to lean out then it's definitely not an absolute, when your initial suggestion of upping the fat intake would have sufficed, sans the carb-replacement. Complex carbs may have a slower insulin response, but they still have an insulin response, and when paired with higher fat intake could be detrimental to the process of lowering body fat.
     
  16. IronMaidenfan#1

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    What he's basically saying is that carbs are carbs. Whether or not they have a lower insulin response than a high GI carbs (say glucose) may not matter all that much when you throw fat in the mix. The insulin availiable may can still promote fat storage.
     

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