advice on my diet?

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  1. novo

    novo Pokey Man OT Supporter

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    I've never been overweight but i'm on a workout routine for the first time ever.
    I'm seeing a trainer but all he ever says when it comes to diet is protein, protein, protein..and so i'm taking that to heart.

    so breakfast is usually some egg beaters with peppers/onions

    muscle milk shake midmorning

    tuna or salmon for lunch, with a side like hummus or pudding.

    grilled chicken with broccoli or green beans for dinner

    *workout*

    muscle milk shake



    i'm new to this so take it easy on me, yeah?
     
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    no carbs?

    get more fats.

    and theres not much fiber in there
     
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    There's a nutrition sticky at the top of this board that will tell you everything you need to know at this point :rolleyes:
     
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    Yeah, all that protein, no carbs, and no fibers = a bad time on the toilet.
     
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    novo Pokey Man OT Supporter

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    more carbs and fiber? cool

    yeah, a lot of it didn't really make to much sense to me, but i'll take a look through again.
     
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    Well, nutrition is its own science, there's a lot of learning to do on the subject... I suggest you give it another read through and take some time to do your own research if you're seriously interested. You'll learn a lot and, god forbid, maybe even start to enjoy it like some of us do :o

    But like others have said, you seem to be concentrating TOO much on protein. It's good to get a lot of protein, but it shouldn't constitute the majority of your diet. Not a bad thing to aim for is to try and get a 40/40/20 breakdown of calories from carbs/protein/fat. Don't forget - fats are 9cal/g and carbs and proteins are 4 cal/g.

    Eat more carbs: Not all carbs are created equal. Try to stay away from processed foods. Whole-grain pastas and breads, fibrous vegetables, legumes are all decent sources for carbs. Anything with high fructose corn syrup is the devil. If you're craving sugar, go for a piece of fruit instead, fruit sugars are much better for you than processed ones.

    Fats: Try to use olive oil instead of butter or other cooking oils is probably the biggest tip to take home for this one. Nuts, nut butters, omega3 sources like fish oils or fatty fish, animal fats... all fine. Fats add up quickly, so be careful.
     
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    www.fitday.com will help you track your macro ratios and all that stuff too.
     
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    novo Pokey Man OT Supporter

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    thank you :)
     
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    What are your goals?
     
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