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Old 08-06-2012, 11:08 AM   #1
Cory Simpson
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Need some critiquing on my nutrition

New to crossfit, having lots of fun so far. My strength has gone up and my body fat down, i seem to have plateaued however. I've been doing Paleo (or something close). My nutrition looks somehting like this.

BF: 4 egg whites, bell peppers and either ham or sausage (2 pieces)
snack: protein shake a handful of nuts and sometimes a little fruit.
Lunch: a chicken breast, or small steak with a lot of brocoli and more nuts.
Snack or after workout: protein and a banana.
Dinner: Almost identical to lunch.

I was trying to lean out, but ill be going to navy basic soon and i heard i should go in with some fat. Wondering what a good cutting plan would consists of and what a good bulk looks like. I want to continue to avoid refined carbs. The increase in plant carbs has made me feel great. I think i have a gluten intolerance.

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Old 08-06-2012, 12:50 PM   #2
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Re: Need some critiquing on my nutrition

less protein shake, more real food. Once in a while, substitute an avocado for all those nuts you are eating to get some diversity. Can't really critique your nutrition w/out your body weight, composition, etc.

I would say your current nutrition plan looks like a good 'cutting plan'. A good bulking plan would be to eat double of everything you have on that list.
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Old 08-06-2012, 01:25 PM   #3
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Re: Need some critiquing on my nutrition

Pretty much everything Joey has to say with the addition of...eat the whole egg.
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Old 08-06-2012, 03:44 PM   #4
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Re: Need some critiquing on my nutrition

I'm 166 lbs and 6 foot. I do vary from time to time, but for convenience it's mostly nuts.
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Old 08-07-2012, 04:19 AM   #5
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Re: Need some critiquing on my nutrition

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I'm 166 lbs and 6 foot. I do vary from time to time, but for convenience it's mostly nuts.
Six food at 166 is pretty ideal. That's 15% bf in my condition, maybe twice your age. Depends on your frame I guess. Do you know your bf%? If you're going to be forced to lean out there I would also want to go in with some fat on my ribs as you say...
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Old 08-07-2012, 03:12 PM   #6
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Re: Need some critiquing on my nutrition

Yeah, in the Army at least, the overweight get thinner and the skinny guys get more muscular.
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Old 08-09-2012, 09:15 PM   #7
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Re: Need some critiquing on my nutrition

Noi don't know my body fat percentage.
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Old 08-09-2012, 09:39 PM   #8
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Re: Need some critiquing on my nutrition

You said you plateaued--did you mean on strength gains or bodyfat loss?

If it's strength gains, that's not surprising given your current height and weight. I was damn skinny when I was 175lbs at 6' tall, and I couldn't understand why I wasn't able to get stronger. Adding 15-20lbs in a hurry did a lot to improve my muscle mass and strength numbers.

If it's bodyfat loss, I'd venture a guess that you're skinny-fat. There's no way you could be carrying too much bodyfat at that height/weight unless you have a serious lack of muscle mass. The solution to that problem is to gain 15-20lbs, even if some of it is fat, and get stronger and faster in general.

What are some of your lift numbers and CF benchmark times?
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