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Old 02-16-2009, 11:24 AM   #1
Jason McGee
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How is my diet?

Basically, its a loose Paleo diet but here it is:

Breakfast:
Onion, bell pepper, and cheese omlette
Bowl of oatmeal
2 Glasses of orange juice

Snack:
24 Almonds
3 kinds of fruit
8 oz glass of 2% milk

Lunch:
Salad containing lettuce, onion, carrot slices, cuccumber, hard boiled egg, cheese, and ranch dressing
Glass of Apple or Grape juice

Snack:
Same as above snack

Supper:
4-5 oz lean meat
3 kinds of vegetables that usually fill up 3/4 of the plate
Glass of apple or grape juice

Other:
Try to cut out as much sugar as possible. No sodas, just bottled water throughout the day. I've been on this diet since the 3rd week of December and follow the WOD. Doing this, I have lost 33 lbs! Currently, I am 5'8, 175 lbs, 18 years old, and male.
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Old 02-16-2009, 11:32 AM   #2
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Re: How is my diet?

Great job on the weight loss. I assume that you want to lose weight.

The main thing that jumps out at me is the amount of fruit juice, especially coupled with the high intake of fruit. I'd replace it with water, or possibly milk depending on your goals (if trying to lose weight, go with the water).

You might also try to replace some of the fruit with more vegetables, and try to add some more protein to your lunch (assuming your not eating 3-4 hb eggs in your salad).
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Old 02-16-2009, 11:33 AM   #3
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Re: How is my diet?

I would cut out the fruit juice...too much sugar.
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Old 02-16-2009, 11:34 AM   #4
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Re: How is my diet?

Thank you! Actually, I'm happy with staying between 175-170. My goal now is just to lose body fat.
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Old 02-16-2009, 11:48 AM   #5
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Re: How is my diet?

I only see 5 oz of meat in the whole day. I would up this.

I agree that the fruit juice should also go. Unless you squeeze it yourself. By hand.
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Old 02-16-2009, 11:52 AM   #6
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Re: How is my diet?

You need way more protein and way less sugar.
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Old 02-16-2009, 11:59 AM   #7
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Re: How is my diet?

I would increase the protein slightly, but otherwise it's good.
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Old 02-16-2009, 01:05 PM   #8
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Re: How is my diet?

Ok, so cut out the juice...gotcha. Is the orange juice bad too? I am getting protein from eggs in the morning, a glass of milk with each snack (8 grams) and almonds (6 grams), and the meat in the evening. Is that still not enough? How about for lunch, instead of a regular salad, I put in some lean meat such as chicken caesar salad. Maybe some tuna or something? Would that be adequate?
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Old 02-16-2009, 01:10 PM   #9
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Re: How is my diet?

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Originally Posted by Jason McGee View Post
Basically, its a loose Paleo diet but here it is:

Breakfast:
Onion, bell pepper, and cheese omlette
Bowl of oatmeal
2 Glasses of orange juice

I'd ditch the juice and have an orange.

Snack:
24 Almonds
3 kinds of fruit
8 oz glass of 2% milk

I'd ditch the fruit and milk and have meat and veggies.

Lunch:
Salad containing lettuce, onion, carrot slices, cuccumber, hard boiled egg, cheese, and ranch dressing
Glass of Apple or Grape juice

Switch the lettuce for spinach. Swap the ranch for vinegar/oil based dressing. Eat MORE eggs and switch the juice for fruit.

Snack:
Same as above snack

Supper:
4-5 oz lean meat
3 kinds of vegetables that usually fill up 3/4 of the plate
Glass of apple or grape juice

NO need for MORE juice here.

Other:
Try to cut out as much sugar as possible. No sodas, just bottled water throughout the day. I've been on this diet since the 3rd week of December and follow the WOD. Doing this, I have lost 33 lbs! Currently, I am 5'8, 175 lbs, 18 years old, and male.

In 6+ weeks you've lost 33 lbs? That's what, 5+ pounds per week? You are in serious danger of losing muscle along with whatever fat you are losing. This diet reminds me of 'cardio bunny,' not paleo.

Sooner that later, you're gonna need to (probably) eat WAY MORE, lift WAY HEAVIER and balance out your muscle gain vs. fat loss.

At 18, I WISH someone had told me to lift. All that test and growth hormone you have makes it ridiculously easy to add muscle
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Old 02-16-2009, 01:51 PM   #10
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Re: How is my diet?

I just wanted to add more the reasoning behind the stop with all that juice, which I totally agree with. First, read the label on that juice, yes, even the OJ. You might pass out, lots of sugar and calories. Yea, it might be sugar from oranges or whatever, but it is still high GI and is going to have the same affect as sugar sugar and raise your insulin levels and prevent weight/fat loss. You are only getting away with it b/c you are 18. Regardless, cut that sugar and you should lose more fat and feel better throughout the day too.
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