I found the list of clean foods on the forum, it's here if you're interested in it...
So I'm 200lbs at 6' 0" about 20% BF and I've begun Starting Strength at age 46. I have NEVER lifted in my life; although I worked in construction for years, which was very rigorous at times, I was pretty damn close to sedentary before making the changes that brought me here BB.com.
I enjoy healthy foods, and to be honest, there isn't much I don't eat that's on the list. I have been living on Chicken, fish, eggs, whey protein supp, skim milk, Greek Yogurt, oatmeal. A decent amount of grilled veggies, Salads occasionally, and probably too much fruit from which I have cut down this past week. I also dropped the cottage cheese for a while because I was eating 2-3 quarts a week.
I have to say, I've been a pretty grouchy SOB and my research points to maybe my high protein diet.
My problem is that I like crap too. I like ice cream, cookies and other sweets form time to time. I QUIT the sugar in my coffee, which for years I was adding 2 tablespoons to a cup and drinking 4-6 a day, sometimes more. I have avoided sugar as much as possible since Feb, but haven't been anything like a saint...and fear I don't have total abstinence in me. A once or twice a week splurge seems to get me through.
So really, HOW STRICT ARE YOU??? What is acceptable? What can I expect after eating 7 ounces of Hagen Daz? I'm also just wondering about the level of discipline other people have when body building.
With 30 minutes a day on the elliptical 5-6 days a week, and lifting SS three days a week and now I've added an arm w/o too on 2 days week...How many CALs should I be getting now...???
FOOKIN CONFUSED about the nutrition, I tell ya...
To be honest, I'm no longer sure how I should be eating...or should I say, How Much...
This journey began as a fat loss thing, but now I have lost a lot of fat and I know that if I keep on track it's in MY CONTROL. At first I was worried about losing the fat.
NOW, I think that maybe I should be eating more and LIFTING MORE. Maybe if I just lift and eat (within reason of course) I'll add bulk and the fat will continue to decline to acceptable (for me) levels.