Anyone see a problem with this Mens Health Diet?

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  1. Golfer

    Golfer OT Supporter

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    Sorry I'm a newb to all of this but you have to start somewhere. Ive made a few of the meals already as I just started a few days ago but some of the measurements seem off.

    Breakfast
    One tall glass (8 to 12 ounces) Banana Split Smoothie; make extra for later
    Banana Split Smoothie (number of Powerfoods: 3)
    1 banana
    ½ cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
    1/8 cup frozen orange juice concentrate
    ½ cup 1% milk
    2 teaspoons whey powder
    6 ice cubes, crushed
    Makes 2 8-ounce servings
    Per serving: 171 calories, 8 g protein, 33 g carbohydrates, 2 g fat (1 g saturated), 2 g fiber,

    It just seems that 2 TEASPOONS of whey seems like an awful small amount. And there are others when they say like one teaspoon of peanut butter... Do they really mean tablespoons?

    Thanks!
     
  2. daneeyah

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    where are the rest of your meals? :hsugh:
     
  3. Golfer

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    I dont see what you are getting at....Here is the whole thing if thats what you really want, I was just pointing out one case. If thats tablespoons I wonder what else is fucking mixed up. :mad:

    Monday
    Breakfast
    One tall glass (8 to 12 ounces) Banana Split Smoothie; make extra for later
    Banana Split Smoothie (number of Powerfoods: 3)
    1 banana
    ½ cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
    1/8 cup frozen orange juice concentrate
    ½ cup 1% milk
    2 teaspoons whey powder
    6 ice cubes, crushed
    Makes 2 8-ounce servings
    Per serving: 171 calories, 8 g protein, 33 g carbohydrates, 2 g fat (1 g saturated), 2 g fiber,
    Snack #1
    1 ounce almonds, 4 ounces cantaloupe
    Lunch
    Hot Tuna (number of Powerfoods: 4)
    ½ cup chopped celery
    1 onion, chopped
    ½ cup shredded, reduced-fat mozzarella cheese
    ½ cup reduced-fat cottage cheese
    1 can (6 ounces) water-packed tuna, drained and flaked
    ¼ cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
    1 tablespoon lemon juice
    3 whole-wheat English muffins, split in half
    1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. In a large nonstick skillet over low heat, cook the celery and onion until
    softened. Add the cheeses, tuna, mayo, and lemon juice to the skillet, and cook the mixture just long enough
    to warm it up.
    2. Spread one-sixth of the mixture on each English muffin half. Put the muffin halves on a baking sheet, and
    bake for 10 minutes.
    Makes 2 servings
    Per serving: 628 calories, 50 g protein, 54 g carbohydrates, 24 g fat (6 g saturated), 8 g fiber, 1,300 mg
    sodium
    Snack #2
    3 slices deli roast beef, 1 large orange
    Dinner
    Chili Con Turkey (number of Powerfoods: 4)
    1 pound ground turkey
    1 can (14 ounces) Mexican-style diced tomatoes
    1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
    1 can (14 ounces) whole-kernel sweet corn, drained
    1 package (1 ½ounces) dried chili mix
    1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
    ¼ cup water
    1 cup cooked rice
    1. In a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, brown the turkey.
    2. Add everything else but the rice, and cook over low heat for 10 minutes. Serve over rice.
    Makes 4 servings
    Per serving: 407 calories, 30 g protein, 52 g carbohydrates, 11 g fat (3 g saturated), 9 g fiber, 1,578 mg
    sodium
    Snack #3
    8 to 12 ounces Banana Split Smoothie



    Tuesday
    Breakfast
    Eggs Beneficial Sandwich (number of Powerfoods: 5)
    1 large whole egg
    3 large egg whites
    1 teaspoon ground flaxseed
    2 slices whole-wheat bread, toasted
    1 slice Canadian bacon
    1 tomato, sliced, or 1 green bell pepper, sliced
    ½ cup orange juice
    1. Scramble the whole egg and egg whites in a bowl. Add ground flaxseed to the mixture.
    2. Fry in a nonstick skillet spritzed with vegetable oil spray, and dump onto the toast.
    3. Add bacon and tomatoes, peppers, or other vegetables of your choice.
    Makes 1 serving
    Per serving: 399 calories, 31 g protein, 46 g carbohydrates, 11 g fat (3 g saturated), 6 g fiber, 900 mg
    sodium
    Snack #1
    2 teaspoons peanut butter, 1 bowl oatmeal or high-fiber cereal
    Lunch
    The I-Am-Not-Eating-Salad Salad (number of Powerfoods: 4)
    2 ounces grilled chicken
    1 cup romaine lettuce
    1 tomato, chopped
    1 small green bell pepper, chopped
    1 medium carrot, chopped
    3 tablespoons Italian 94% fat-free Italian dressing or
    1 teaspoon of olive oil
    1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
    1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
    1. Chop the chicken into small pieces.
    2. Mix all the ingredients together, and store in the fridge. Eat on multigrain bread or by itself.
    Makes 1 serving
    Per serving: 248 calories, 16 g protein, 33 g carbohydrates, 8 g fat (2 g saturated), 10 g
    Snack #2
    3 slices deli turkey, 1 large orange
    Dinner
    Bodacious Brazilian Chicken (number of Powerfoods: 2)
    1 lemon
    1 lime
    1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
    1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
    1 can (6 ounces) frozen orange juice concentrate
    1½cloves garlic, minced
    1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
    4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
    1 teaspoon hot pepper salsa
    ½ cup chunky salsa
    1. Grate the zest of the lemon and lime into a resealable bag. Squeeze the juice from both fruits into the bag,
    and throw out the pulp and the seeds.
    2. Mix in everything else except the chicken and salsa.
    3. Drop in the chicken, reseal the bag, and refrigrate for a few hours.
    4. Grill the chicken, turning and basting with marinade a few times, for 10 to 15 minutes or until the center is
    no longer pink. Serve with salsa.
    Makes 4 servings
    Per serving: 205 calories, 29 g protein, 18 g carbohydrates, 2 g fat (3 g saturated), 3 g fiber, 726 mg sodium
    Snack #3
    1 ounce almonds, 4 ounces cantaloupe




    Wednesday
    Breakfast
    One tall glass (8 to 12 ounces) Strawberry Field Marshall Smoothie, make extra for later
    Strawberry Field Marshall Smoothie (number of Powerfoods: 5)
    ½ cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
    1 cup 1% milk
    2 teaspoons peanut butter
    1 cup frozen strawberries
    2 teaspoons whey powder
    6 ice cubes, crushed
    Makes 2 8-ounce servings
    Per serving: 186 calories, 11 g protein, 26 g carbohydrates, 5 g fat (2 g saturated), 3 g fiber, 151 mg sodium
    Snack #1
    1 ounce almonds, 1 ounce raisins
    Lunch
    Guac and Roll (number of Powerfoods: 4)
    1 can (6 ounces) light oil-packed tuna
    2/3 cup guacamole
    ¼ cup chopped tomatoes
    1 teaspoon lemon juice
    1 tablespoon light mayonnaise
    1 teaspoon ground flaxseed
    2 6-inch whole-wheat hoagie rolls
    1. Combine the first six ingredients in a bowl and blend thoroughly with a fork.
    2. Split the rolls in half, and fill each half with ¼cup of the mixture.
    Makes 2 servings
    Per serving: 606 calories, 36 g protein, 58 g carbohydrates, 28 g fat (5 g saturated), 13 g fiber, 942 mg
    sodium
    Snack #2
    1 stick string cheese, raw vegetables (as much as you want)
    Dinner
    Chile-Peppered Steak (number of Powerfoods: 4)
    1 tablespoon olive oil
    2 carrots, sliced
    1 cup chopped broccoli
    2 jalapeño peppers, sliced
    2 cayenne peppers, sliced
    12 ounces lean sirloin steak, sliced thin
    ¼ cup Hunan stir-fry sauce
    4 cups cooked brown rice
    1. Heat the oil in a nonstick skillet over high heat. Toss in the carrots and broccoli, and cook until tender.
    2. Add the peppers and beef, and continue cooking until meat is done.
    3. Add sauce, and serve over rice.
    Makes 4 servings
    Per serving: 485 calories, 32 g protein, 57 g carbohydrates, 14 g fat (3.5 g saturated), 6 g fiber, 224 mg
    sodium
    Snack #3
    8 to 12 ounces Strawberry Field Marshall Smoothie



    Thursday
    Breakfast
    1 slice whole-grain bread with 1 tablespoon peanut butter, 1 medium orange, 1 cup All-Bran cereal with 1
    cup 1% or fat-free milk, 1 cup berries
    Snack #1
    8 ounces low-fat yogurt, 1 can low-sodium V8 juice
    Lunch
    Guilt-Free BLT (number of Powerfoods: 3)
    ¾ tablespoon fat-free mayonnaise
    1 whole-wheat tortilla
    2 slices turkey bacon, cooked
    2 ounces roasted turkey breast, diced
    2 slices tomato
    2 leaves lettuce
    1. Smear the mayo on the tortilla.
    2. Line the middle of the tortilla with the bacon and top with turkey breast, tomato, and lettuce.
    3. Roll it tightly into a tube.
    Makes 1 serving
    Per serving: 206 calories, 17 g protein, 26 g carbohydrates, 7 g fat (2 g saturated), 3 g fiber, 1,270 mg
    sodium
    Snack #2
    3 slices deli roast beef, 1 large orange
    Dinner
    Philadelphia Fryers (number of Powerfoods: 3)
    1 medium onion, sliced
    1 small red bell pepper, sliced
    1 small green bell pepper, sliced
    2/3 cup medium or hot salsa
    4 multigrain hoagie rolls
    ¾ pound roast beef, thinly sliced
    ½ cup grated reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
    1. In a nonstick skillet over medium heat, cook the onion and peppers until tender. Add the salsa and heat
    until warm.
    2. Construct the sandwiches with the buns, roast beef, onions, peppers, and cheese, then warm them in the
    microwave for 1 to 2 minutes on high, until the cheese starts to melt.
    Makes 4 sandwiches
    Per sandwich: 558 calories, 35 g protein, 40 g carbohydrates, 28 g fat (12.5 g saturated), 4 g fiber, 653 mg
    sodium
    Snack #3
    2 teaspoons peanut butter, 1 cup low-fat ice cream



    Friday
    Breakfast
    One tall glass (8 to 12 ounces) Abs Diet Ultimate Power Smoothie; make extra for later
    Abs Diet Ultimate Power Smoothie (number of Powerfoods: 5)
    1 cup 1% milk
    2 tablespoons low-fat vanilla yogurt
    ¾ cup instant oatmeal, nuked in water
    2 teaspoons peanut butter
    2 teaspoons chocolate whey powder
    6 ice cubes, crushed
    Makes 2 8-ounce servings
    Per serving: 220 calories, 12 g protein, 29 g carbohydrates, 4 g fat (1.5 g saturated), 3 g fiber, 118 mg
    sodium
    Snack #1
    2 teaspoons peanut butter, raw vegetables (as much as you want)
    Lunch
    Turkey or roast beef sandwich on whole-grain bread, 1 cup 1% or fat-free milk, 1 apple
    Snack #2
    1 ounce almonds, 1½cups berries
    Dinner
    Mas Macho Meatballs (number of Powerfoods: 3)
    1 pound extra-lean ground beef
    ½ cup crushed saltine crackers
    1 large onion, diced
    1 clove garlic, minced
    1 tablespoon ground flaxseed or whey powder
    1 jar (16 ounces) tomato sauce
    4 whole-wheat hoagie rolls
    ½ cup reduced-fat mozzarella cheese, shredded
    1. Mix the beef, crackers, onion, garlic, and flaxseed or whey powder into golf ball-size meatballs.
    2. In a nonstick skillet over medium heat, cook the meatballs until browned all the way around. Drain the fat
    from the skillet, and add the tomato sauce.
    3.While the mixture is warming, use a fork to scoop out some of the bread in the rolls to form shallow
    trenches. Spoon the meatballs and sauce into each trench, and sprinkle with shredded mozzarella, and top
    with the top half of the roll.
    Makes 4 servings
    Per serving: 569 calories, 38 g protein, 65 g carbohydrates, 19 g fat (6 g saturated), 10 g fiber, 1,341 mg
    sodium
    Snack #3
    8 to 12 ounces Abs Diet Ultimate Power Smoothie



    Saturday
    Breakfast
    One tall glass (8 to 12 ounces) Halle Berries Smoothie; make extra for later
    Halle Berries Smoothie (number of Powerfoods: 4)
    ¾ cup instant oatmeal, nuked in water or fat-free milk
    ¾ cup fat-free milk
    ¾ cup mixed frozen blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries
    2 teaspoons whey powder
    3 ice cubes, crushed
    Makes 2 8-ounce servings
    Per serving: 144 calories, 7 g protein, 27 g carbohydrates, 1 g fat (0 g saturated), 4 g fiber, 109 mg sodium
    Snack #1
    1 bowl high-fiber cereal, 1 cup low-fat yogurt
    Lunch
    Leftover Chili Con Turkey
    Snack #2
    2 teaspoons peanut butter, 1 or 2 slices whole-grain bread
    Dinner
    Cheat meal! Have whatever you've been craving this week: beer and wings, beer and pizza, beer and
    bratwurst -- anything you can dream of.
    Snack #3
    8 to 12 ounces Halle Berries Smoothie


    Sunday
    Breakfast
    The I-Haven't-Had-My-Coffee-Yet Sandwich (number of Powerfoods: 3)
    1 ½teaspoons low-fat cream cheese
    1 whole-wheat pita, halved to make 2 pockets
    2 slices turkey or ham
    Lettuce or green vegetable
    1. Spread cream cheese in the pockets of the pita.
    2. Stuff with meat and vegetables.
    3. Put in mouth. Chew and swallow.
    Makes 1 serving
    Per serving: 225 calories, 10 g protein, 42 g carbohydrates, 3 g fat (1 g saturated), 6 g fiber, 430 mg sodium
    Snack #1
    2 teaspoons peanut butter, 1 can low-sodium V8 juice
    Brunch (Relax -- it's Sunday)
    2 scrambled eggs, 2 slices whole-grain toast, 1 banana, 1 cup 1% or fat-free milk
    Snack #2
    3 slices deli roast beef, 1 slice fat-free cheese
    Dinner
    BBQ King (number of Powerfoods: 5)
    5 ounces smoked turkey kielbasa, diced
    1 small onion, chopped
    1 can (3 ounces) sliced mushrooms
    1 clove garlic, minced
    1 can (16 ounces) baked beans
    1 can (8 ounces) navy beans, drained
    1 can (14 ½ounces) puréed tomatoes
    ¼ cup seasoned bread crumbs
    ¾ tablespoon ground flaxseed
    ¾ tablespoon olive oil
    1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Put the kielbasa in a 2-quart baking dish, and bake until browned (about 5
    minutes). Drain the fat and set the dish aside.
    2. In a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, cook the onion, mushrooms, and garlic for 5 to 7 minutes.
    Transfer to the baking dish, then add the beans and tomatoes, plus salt and pepper to taste.
    3. Bake for 20 minutes or until the edges bubble.
    4. In a small bowl, mix the bread crumbs and flaxseed with the oil. Sprinkle over the sausage mixture, and
    broil 4 to 5 inches from the heat until the top is golden (about 3 minutes).
    Makes 4 servings
    Per serving: 348 calories, 20 g protein, 53 g carbohydrates, 8.5 g fat (2 g saturated), 13 g fiber, 1,463 mg
    sodium
    Snack #3
    1 ounce almonds, 1 cup low-fat ice cream
     
  4. Man Bear Pig

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    Let me guess, Abs diet? FYI those smoothies are absolutely fucking disgusting.
     
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    The banana one isn't all that bad but you are right about the others :o
     
  7. Golfer

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    On second thought I think it is right it only says 8g of protein if it were two tablespoons it would be like 50g...
     
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    Exactly my thoughts.
     
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    maks Bah! t(-_-t)

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    2 scoops of protein would more likely equal 50g of protein.
     
  10. Golfer

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    But you didn't answer my question...
     
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    maks Bah! t(-_-t)

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    I really didn't read it since there was too much text. :rofl:

    Its really simple math. Do you even have whey? If you have a scoop and it equals 25g protein, then just use 1/3 of the scoop.

    When you go to nutrition info sites like calorie king they usually measure whey in grams. Your label is the same way. Measuring whey in tablespoons and teaspoons is weird.
     
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    maks Bah! t(-_-t)

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    The amount of protein for each given whey will vary....tablespoon, teaspoon is inaccurate. You should go by the label on the container and use a food scale. Electronic food scales are cheap. Maybe 15 to 20 bucks.
     
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    what the fuck is a powerfood.
    jesus.
     
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    It's a food that gives you THE POWER OF 500 BABIES! and is MADE OF LIGHTNING! REAL LIGHTNING!
     
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    :werd: :ugh::rofl:
     
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    I'm pretty sure that it IS teaspoon. It looks like they're just going for the carbs.
     
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    :werd: It's only 8g protein per serving.
     
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    infinite loop Statistically speaking, the Yankees do indeed suck

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    is this the abs diet? i've read their book.. i dunno how realistic that diet/routine is for anyone in decent shape. i got the impression their stuff is geared towards fattys and people with no experience.
     
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    The diet makes a lot of sense and provides a lot of good nutrition information if you are willing to make the lifestyle changes. I remember reading the book and after trying one smoothie, FTMFL. It is basically a guide for the average joe to eat right.
     
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  25. infinite loop

    infinite loop Statistically speaking, the Yankees do indeed suck

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    pretty much. i got a copy for free and i gave it a quick read. i personally think this is the type of stuff that should be taught at the elementary school level to instill good nutrition habits for life.
     
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