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Old 05-29-2008, 05:12 PM   #1
Michael Hu
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Your source for carb?

So far my daily carb sources are of the followings:

breakfast: oatmeal

lunch: mixed salad: green/red peppers, mushrooms, grape tomatoes, carrots, romaine lettuces

dinner: 20g carbs of Broccolis and about 35g of Sweet potatoes(sometimes brown rice)

Snack: apple, banana, or orange.
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it's certainly easier to use fruits instead of veggies for some meals and no doubt helps your veggies last longer.... but how much veggies and fruits do you guys eat?

for example, if i eat 2 bananas for dinner, that's plenty of carbs for a main meal.... instead of cups and cups of broccolis.... i do like broccolis, but i find myself trying to eat a portion of broccolis, and then use another source for carb as well for my dinner so i dont burn through them that fast.

what do you guys do?>
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Old 05-29-2008, 05:36 PM   #2
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Re: Your source for carb?

For breakfast I use 1/4 cup of diced tomatoes, and an 1/8 cup of salsa mixed in my egg whites, and the rest comes from fruit. Usually I have 3/4 cup of grapes, an orange.

At lunch I have 1 cup of broccoli, 1/2 cucumber, 7 cherries, 1/2 cup of grapes, usually 1/2 cup diced honeydew melon or 1/4 cantaloupe.

Dinner is a cup of green beans, 1/2 grapefruit, melon or cantaloupe, and 1/2 cup of grapes.

So as you can see alot of my carbs come from fruits, probably more than is recommended. Honestly, though its 180 degrees from how I used to eat, and it works for me. Really try to stay away from starchy carbs like potatoes, past, and rice, and almost never eat bread unless it's a sandwich or a small dinner roll.
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Old 05-29-2008, 05:55 PM   #3
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Re: Your source for carb?

For breakfast I'll eat about 6 cups of broccoli. If I'm feeling zesty I'll eat only 3 cups and drop in a banana. My second meal is usually the same but I might substitute spinach or lettuce for the broccoli.The rest of my day is pretty much the same.

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Old 05-29-2008, 06:46 PM   #4
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Re: Your source for carb?

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For breakfast I'll eat about 6 cups of broccoli. If I'm feeling zesty I'll eat only 3 cups and drop in a banana. My second meal is usually the same but I might substitute spinach or lettuce for the broccoli.The rest of my day is pretty much the same.
thats a lot of freaking broccoli a day. About 20 cups? damn. you going to turn green soon lol.
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Old 05-30-2008, 12:00 PM   #5
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Re: Your source for carb?

I have a big daily salad: leaves, radishes, cucumbers, celery, carrots.
I have a ton of vegetables at dinner: broccoli, kale, cauliflower, or some other such veggie.

Sometimes I add sweet potatoes or squash.
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Old 05-30-2008, 01:48 PM   #6
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Re: Your source for carb?

Same as Scott although I will also have an organic apple or some other piece of fruit in the first half of the day.

Let me also confess that I have a Lara bar twice a week (with post-workout meal) on days I do a heavy metcon type of workout. Love those things!
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Old 05-30-2008, 01:51 PM   #7
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Re: Your source for carb?

mmm larabars, haven't had one of those in a while.

Most days I have 1-2 salads, 1-2 fruits, and a bunch of veggies for dinner (broc, caul, zucchini, mushrooms etc.) Oh, and I may have some oatbran too.
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Old 05-30-2008, 02:13 PM   #8
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Re: Your source for carb?

legumes! not for everything tho but its a daily input i like especially for lunch! Dinners i prefer zucchini onions brocoli cauliflower and brussel sprouts. Also a big fan of grilled veggies on the george. another thing im playing around with is cauliflower mashed 'potatoes'
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Old 05-30-2008, 02:38 PM   #9
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Re: Your source for carb?

Cauliflower mashed potatoes are awesome.....the recipe I got from my old roommate called for heavy cream but I found that light unflavored yogurt works well and with almost exactly the same taste!
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Old 05-30-2008, 03:16 PM   #10
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Re: Your source for carb?

Breakfast:
fresh fruit - apples, oranges, grapefruit, cantaloupe, pinneapple
frozen - cherries, straw-, blue-, rasp-berries

Lunch:
bed of greens, peas, broccolli, mushrooms, raw carrots, cucumber

Dinner/PWO:
Sweet potatoes

Mixed with other macros:
almonds, cashews, walnuts, milk, breyers

Weekend:
extra large hawaiian pizzas at 2AM
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