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tom.hunter
06-01-2010, 12:48 AM
Hey,

I've been working out hard recently eating between 1500 and 1800 calories a day.
I'm 5 ft 9, 169lbs 18% bodyfat.

I was eating a healthy meal delivery service menu, along with protein shakes.
(1500 from meals, 300 from 2 shakes) I've had good results, burn't alot of fat.

I figured I was under eating after reading burn the fat, feed the muscle by Tom Veneto.

So today I changed my diet to this:

Breakfast

Oatmeal 120 Cals
Squirley Bread 100 Cals
Small amount of PB 50 cals
8 egg whites with a splash on milk 150 cals

Total = 420 cals


Snack

118 cals from Whey shake post workout.



Lunch

1 chicken breast 200 cals

1 Whole wheat tortilla 180 cals.

Total = 380 cals.


Dinner

200 grams of extra lean ground beef 360 cals
70 grams of brown rice 220 cals

Total= 580 cals



Before bed shake

150 cals.


I felt very full all day, like it was 2500 calories, but adding it up it seems to only come to 1648 calories. This seems very low, am I correct and can someone spot an error?

I was trying to eat day 2200-2400 calories today.

Thanks,

nesse
06-01-2010, 12:57 AM
you need more dietary fats.

add some olive oil to the rice, add some cheese to the chicken/tortilla, eat a handful of almonds, add flaxseed to the shake, etc.

tom.hunter
06-01-2010, 01:01 AM
you need more dietary fats.

add some olive oil to the rice, add some cheese to the chicken/tortilla, eat a handful of almonds, add flaxseed to the shake, etc.

Thanks will do.

LveNLrn
06-01-2010, 01:06 AM
Add some veggies with your chicken or beef too. Eat some fruit.

tom.hunter
06-01-2010, 01:07 AM
Add some veggies with your chicken or beef too. Eat some fruit.


Cheers

Labello
06-01-2010, 01:13 AM
just eat more calorie dense foods. like cashew nuts. Also...u know that 'clean' isnt physiologically any different to the body than 'dirty' right? The only reason why this whole 'clean' bulk hype has started is because ppl would limit their carb intake during a bulk and eating unprocessed foods makes it easier to eat less carbs.

IF you can eat a lot of carbs, according to your bodytype, you can still eat nice things, just stick to ur macros.

LveNLrn
06-01-2010, 01:42 AM
Sort of kind of Labello, I'd rather not eat pizza b4 a big race, it's proven that ppl will stall out & not have the energy that is needed. I'd also not eat pizza every day, because realistically depending on what ingredients make up the pizza, there may be a lot of salt, which gives water retention. Plus if you ate say 3-4 slices of pizza, well there goes maybe 1/2 of your required cals for the day. BUT if eating pizza is healthier than what the person was eating b4, than all the power to ya! ;)

tom.hunter
06-01-2010, 02:09 AM
I supplemented today with half an avocado and a protein shake with natty PB.

Veggies to come.