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big1342
05-26-2010, 09:12 AM
I'm following Twin Peaks cycle that I found on the forum. I'm trying to consume 36-54g Pro/meal and only 20-40g healthy fat with 10-20 being supplemental (I am taking Omega Cuts 4x/day and 1 Fish Oil/day) I have far too many fats based on the following calculation. I keep reading where extra virgin olive oil is a must to have, etc. So I do not know what to cut out. I am looking to lean down on this diet, I'm currently 6'1 210 lbs over 20% bf and would like to cut 12-15 pounds - my heaviest was 240+ in college, beer/fast food. Any critique will be great but specifically look at fats please, thanks!!!

-No Carb-
Meal 1:
6oz deer steak
4 egg white
29g shake
1 tsp hot sauce

Meal 2:
8oz chicken
1c salad
1tsp extra virgin olive oil
2c black coffee

Meal 3:
2 can tuna
2 egg white
1tsp hot sauce

Meal 4:
8oz chicken
1c broccoli

Meal 5:
6oz chicken
3 egg white

Meal 6:
6oz chicken
3 egg white
1c broccoli Totaling: 407g Pro, 18g Carb, 52.5g Fat, 2240 Kcal

-Low-
Meal 1:
1/4 oats
2tbsp Natural PB
20 grapes
1 can tuna

Meal 2:
6oz chicken
1c salad
1 tsp extra virgin olive oil

Meal 3:
50g shake
20 grapes
1/2c fat free cottage cheese
1/2c brn rice

Meal 4:
6oz chicken
1c brussel sprouts

Meal 5:
50g shake
20 grapes
1 med sweet potato
1/2 oats

Meal 6:
6oz chicken
2 egg whites
2 tbsp salsa
1c salad Totalling: 302.5g Pro, 220g Carb, 56.5g Fats, 2600 Kcal

-High-
Meal 1:
1/2 oats
20 grapes
2 tbsp Natural PB
6 egg whites

Meal 2:
50g shake
20 grapes
15 almonds
1 med sweet potato

Meal 3:
8oz chicken
1c salad
1tsp extra virgin olive oil

Meal 4:
1c fat free cottage cheese
1 slice whole wheat bread
20 grapes
1/4c corn

Meal 5:
50g shake
20 grapes
1/4 oats

Meal 6:
8 oz chicken
1c broccoli
2 whole eggs
2 tbsp salsa Totalling: 323.5g Pro, 325g Carb, 79.5g Fat, 3298 Kcal

No Carb: jog 2.5 miles
High: weight train
No: jog 2.5 miles in the morning and rec softball in the evening
Low: weight train
No: rec softball
High: weight train and ride mountain bike trails
Low: sometimes off, sometimes recreational activity

Tues: chest, forearms
Thurs: bis, tris, light legs (knee surgery and trying to get back into running/biking)
Sat: shoulders, back

ironwheel_old
05-26-2010, 09:33 AM
Everything looks pretty good. Having looked at your totals for CHO, PRO, and Fats, it looks like they may be a little off (this could also be the nutrition tool you are using).
Also, remember to subtract g of fiber from g of CHO in order to get the real net CHO content. This would mean that broccoli, spinach, etc. has almost 0g CHO per serving.

Most of the fats you are getting seem to be "trace fats" (like 1g from chicken breast, 2g from oats, etc.), that will have no real impact on your goals.

Even if your calculations are 100% correct, I think you should go ahead and try it out. The fats you are eating will help protein synthesis and utilization, and will give you energy on the low days in particular.

The only fat I would personally cut out would be the Natty PB, but part of this is the fact I find other fats to be more beneficial both in terms of energy as well as with regard to fatty acid content. Walnuts may be a good substitute.

One last peice of advice: I would either increase veggie intake, or add in a fiber supp. like psyllium. This will help the diet, both in terms of weight loss as well as regularity.

-mid

big1342
05-26-2010, 09:48 AM
Thanks, Mid. I really appreciate the advice. I guess it would be worth mentioning that when using my Natural PB, I do dump the separated oil out when first opening it. I do have a lot of trace fats in my diet so that definitely helps. I do tend to eat a few more veggies in a day, but the cycle called for a minimum of 3 one-cup servings so this is what my baseline diet is. Again, thanks!

big1342
05-26-2010, 01:29 PM
Any other users willing to give me some advice?

big1342
05-27-2010, 06:37 AM
Bump it up....