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Old 08-11-2009, 11:34 AM   #1
Walker Fenz
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Diet evaluation

Everyone gives such good advice on here I thought I'd give this a go as favor for my friend, who will be starting Crossfit here shortly. Thanks in advance!

He's 5'10", 225 pounds, activity level: lift twice a week, interval train twice a week, and walk a golf course twice to three times a week. His primary goal right now is weight loss. He eats fairly strict Paleo, and his current diet is typically:

7:00 am
One Egg, 2 tbls Egg white
1 tsp Natural Balance butter substitute
1/2-1 cup of mixed sliced red peppers, onions, schalots olives, and another pepper.

10:00 Am
1 Chicken Breast
1/2 cup Nuts (Almonds/pecans/Walnuts/hazelnuts)
1 Cup Broccoli
5 Olives

12:00 pm
1/4 Cantaloupe or 1 Mango
1/2 cup of nuts
1/2 avacado

3:00 pm
1 Chicken Breast
1/2 cup Nuts (Almonds/pecans/Walnuts/hazelnuts)
1 Cup Broccoli
5 Olives

5:30 pm
1 Piece of fruit, pre-lift/Range
1 Piece of Fruit, Post lift
1 Scoop American Whey

8:00 pm
Dinner is usually a combination of two things
Protein, which is usually Steak or Chicken
and Vegetables
1/4 tsp butter
1-2 handfuls of Cherries

Daily Dose: Bev. Nut. Ultra 4 multi, Omega 3-6-9, Calcium, and bev ZMA before bed.

***SO...your thoughts on
1) how ideal is this diet now given his current activity level
2) what changes would be suggested once he begins CF (lets assume a 3 on 1 off)
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Old 08-11-2009, 12:01 PM   #2
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Re: Diet evaluation

I'm no Paleo expert, but I expect that others will suggest that he ditch the butter substitute and use real butter or at least a healthy oil.
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Old 08-11-2009, 12:39 PM   #3
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Re: Diet evaluation

1.5 cups of nuts per day for somebody trying to lose weight? is this a typo, because that sure is a lot of nuts.
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Old 08-11-2009, 12:47 PM   #4
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Re: Diet evaluation

i'm 5'8" and 168 (about 25% body fat) and i eat 3 eggs for breakfast.

Even for somebody trying to lose weight (i'm trying to lose fat too), a 5'10" male needs more eggs

also, try to get some protein in with the snacks. the fats and fruit are good, but if he cuts back the fruit and adds some protein (jerky or something), he'll probably need to be snacking on those nuts to feel full less.
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