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hippyman
06-20-2007, 04:23 PM
I am pretty new to nutrition in weightlifting, and I need alot of help. My goals are to minimize fat, and maximize muscle. I'd like to get fully built. I'm hoping someone here can help me. I live with my parents, which is one of the things that make a nutrition plan harder to follow. I found out that my average caloric need per day is 2404 calories. I eat cereal almost every morning, so I figure breakfast is pretty well taken care of. Could anyone help me design an eating plan?

boyscouT
06-23-2007, 09:08 PM
boyscouT's Diet/Training/Supplement Guide (http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=1864731)
Questions? Comments? Feel free to post in my thread, just click the link.

Overall Nutrition: Read all sticky's located in the NUTRITION SECTION (http://forum.bodybuilding.com/forumdisplay.php?s=&daysprune=&f=13)
Nutrition Surrounding Training: Read Alan Aragon's sticky on PRE, DURING, & POSTWORKOUT NUTRITION (http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=272067)
Fat Loss: Read all sticky's located in the LOSING FAT SECTION (http://forum.bodybuilding.com/forumdisplay.php?s=&daysprune=&f=16)
Training: Read all sticky's located in the WORKOUT PROGRAMS SECTION (http://forum.bodybuilding.com/forumdisplay.php?s=&daysprune=30&f=8) & take extra care when reading THIS (http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=972440)
Cardio: Read Alan Aragon's sticky titled MYTHS UNDER THE MICROSCOPE: THE LOW INTENSITY FAT BURNING ZONE & FASTED CARDIO (http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=747976)
Exercise Guide (INCLUDES BODYWEIGHT EXERCISES): Read all links located HERE (http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=901853)

Figuring out your CALORIE (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calorie) requirements (2-STEP PROCESS):
Step 1: Calculate your BMR (http://www.bmi-calculator.net/bmr-calculator/) (WHAT'S BMR? CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basal_metabolic_rate)
Step 2: Multiply your BMR by the appropriate activity level modifier (http://www.bmi-calculator.net/bmr-calculator/harris-benedict-equation/)
If <20% BF:
For cutting (CALORIE DEFICIT), I suggest -200 cals. For bulking (CALORIE SURPLUS), I suggest +200 cals
If >20% BF:
For cutting (CALORIE DEFICIT), I suggest -500 cals. For bulking (CALORIE SURPLUS), YOU DELUSIONAL? CUT!
Figuring out your MACRONUTRIENT (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macronutrient) ratios:

I recommend:
At least 1g of protein per lb of bodyweight
At least 20% of your calories should come from healthy fats (40% POLYUNSATURATED (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polyunsaturated_fat), 30% MONOUNSATURATED (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monounsaturated_fat), & 30% SATURATED (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturated_fat))
Carbs are up to you (I PREFER TO KEEP COMPLEX CARBS AT BREAKFAST, PREWORKOUT, AND POSTWORKOUT)
Other important tips:
Meal size & frequency are not set in stone. (SMALLER/MORE FREQUENT MEALS YIELDS FOR OPTIMAL ABSORPTION OF NUTRIENTS & STABLE BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS)
I recommend P+C+F (P = Protein, C = Carbohydrate, F = Fat) in every meal except:
preWO (P+C)
immediate post workout (P+C)
and bedtime (P+F)
incidental fats in preWO and postWO are fine, but added fats are at your discretion
Eat your fruits & veggies!
Drink at least 1 gallon of pure water (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water#Human_uses) a day
Food Journal: FITDAY.COM (http://www.fitday.com/)

Food Database: NUTRITIONDATA.COM (http://www.nutritiondata.com/)

FDA Guidelines For Food Labels: FDA DEFINITIONS (http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=1526221)

Proteins:

Egg Whites
Chicken
Turkey
Beef
Pork
Tuna / Salmon / Seafood
Tofu
Whey protein powder
Casein protein powder
Essentially most any other source of protein
Complex Carbohydrates:

Oats (ALL KINDS), oat bran, oat bran cereal (I.E. CHEERIOS)
Potatoes (ALL KINDS)
Rice (ALL KINDS)
Pasta (ALL KINDS)
Bread (ALL KINDS EXCEPT WHITE BREAD)
Beans (ALL KINDS)
Simple Carbohydrates:

Maltodextrin (FOR DURING/POST WORKOUT)
Dextrose (FOR DURING/POST WORKOUT)
Other Carbohydrates (FIBROUS):

Fruits
Vegetables
Fats: DO NOT FEAR FAT! (http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=936089)

Egg Yolks (EAT YOUR YOLKS! DIETARY CHOLESTEROL IS GOOD FOR YOU!) (http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=937460)
Nuts (ALL KINDS)
Peanut/Almond butter
Avocados
Fatty Fish
Fish oil
Olive oil
Dairy:
Milk (ALL KINDS)
Cottage Cheese (LOW-FAT or FAT FREE)
Yogurt (LOW-FAT or FAT FREE)
Stay away from:
Empty calories (I.E. NON-DIET SODA)
High fructose corn syrup (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_fructose_corn_syrup) aka HFCS (CHECK INGREDIENT PANEL)
Synthetic trans fats (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trans_fat)
**THE ABOVE ARE JUST GUIDELINES... IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBLITY TO LISTEN TO YOUR BODY AND ADJUST AS NECESSARY**