ive decided to make a journal of my nutrition on a daily basis and hope for some feedback from you guys. how does this look for a start off…by the way im just looking to lose body fat and maintain my muscle. i am going to be working out through this also…
8 egg whites
2 servings of oatmeal or grits (with fruit, honey, etc.)
1 protein drink
You just need to eat a lot! Being at that age your metabolism is through the roof. Just make smart food choices. Read Clemson’s articles at www.regenerationlab.com and John Berardi’s at www.johnberardi.com there’s a few good calorie calculators which you wanna use. Just a few rules: 1. Eat protein with every meal 2. Don’t mix carbs with too much fat. You just need to eat a lot at that age.
Kobe, I can almost guarantee you that if you make sure you are eating almost only clean foods, you shouldn’t have to worry about the amount, as long as you’re not stuffing yourself til it hurts at each meal.
You’d be surprised at how reluctant your body can be to put on fat if you’re eating cleanly. I know when I started bulking after a cutting phase, I was afraid to up the calories enough to actually put on mass, because I was afraid I’d get fat, especially since I’d feel kind of bloated occasionally at the beginning.
But several months later, I’ve been putting on muscle mass with very little added fat, just eating real clean and making sure I get enough calories. I know you want to “cut”, but assuming your diet isn’t 100% clean now, simply switching to a clean diet, not signficantly reducing calories all that much, and making sure you stay active, should still result in at least some weight loss progress.
Hopefully, at least. Let me know if this helps. Maybe not.
i dont really think i have the time to count up calories and such. so whitechocolate, your saying just eat healthy and clean foods. 6 clean meals a day with protein in each. sounds good but can anyone comfirm this since ur not too sure urself…? please
ok im willing to do it. its just im not clear on what to do exactly. what if i dont do it right and just screw everything up. which calories should i look at when eating meals, like the fat calories or total? does the total include calories from fat also?
after i do that, i take 500 calories from it and thats how many calories i should be eating throughout the day during my 6 meals? added to that i eat 0.9 grams of protein each pound of body weight? and keep my carbs at 20-30 grams throughout the day? or do u mean in one meal? i seem to have it kinda down but im not clear on what this whole thing is about