Basic Fitness help

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  1. Skankin'

    Skankin' We are Ginger. We do not forgive. We do not forget

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    I recently started taking classes on Krav Maga three times a week and find myself really, really enjoying it. To the point that I want to start getting more active (I'm your typical computer nerd). I've been trying to cut back on food intake, but I need a more rigid diet that I can point to and limit me.

    I would like to lose some weight (I'm 215lbs and 6'1") and build muscle. I would like to get a gym membership but have no idea where to begin or what I would do there really. Basically what can I do? Any help or pointers are appreciated and any links to any sites will be read.

    EDIT: I guess I should add I'm 19.
     
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    Skankin' We are Ginger. We do not forgive. We do not forget

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    Skankin' We are Ginger. We do not forgive. We do not forget

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    And my one other problem is that I don't really have time to cook everyday, what are things that I can buy or make quickly that are "clean".
     
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    Oatmeal and eggs in the AM. Bag o salad + can of chicken. Chicken breast + uncle bens 90 second brown rice. Whey and water. Almonds.

    There's lots of easy stuff like that. Just don't eat junk. Cut out processed shit. Drink zero calorie beverages.
     
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    pick a day and cook all your meals for the week
     
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    You can eat clean eating out as well, you just need to be aware of how things are prepared and what you order. Salads with chicken breast are available almost anywhere.
     
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    Grilled chicken sandwiches almost anywhere too. Hard boiled eggs, string cheese, jerky, nuts, protein bars/ready-to-drink shakes...
     
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    Yes, grilled chicken sandwiches are not all that bad for you, just read the macros
     
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    Skankin' We are Ginger. We do not forgive. We do not forget

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    Wow, thanks so much.

    One of the few sub-forums where you don't get laughed out.
     
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    Breakfast: cup oatmeal

    Snack: banana

    Lunch: chicken breast with steamed broccoli or a salad wid 2 tbsp vinagrette



    Mid snack: banana wid handful of almonds



    Post workout: protein shake



    Dinner: chicken breast or mahi mahi filet with vegetables or a salad



    Should I drink the shake before bed or after workout?

    Pls rate my diet :)
     
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    Uglybob69 I miss beer.

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    You got us on a good day AND didn't come across like a lazy douche :hs:
     
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    something that's not quick, but requires very little time on your part is baked chicken breast
    take 5, season, bake at 425 until they hit 150 degrees F
    while they bake, you can do whatever it is that needs doing
     
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    Have you calculated how many calories that is and what your protein/fat/carb content is? I would put more protein with breakfast, throw some whey in with your oatmeal or something.
     
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    Its around 1500 calories to 1700
     
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    Well, just make sure it matches your goals then, I'm guessing you're cutting?
     
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    My breakfast and lunch take less than 20 mins to prep in the morning. Everyone has 20 mins.
     
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    If you don't have time to totally watch/cook everything you eat, use a food logger like fitday.com or something and try to do some adjustments so your macros are decent (doesn't have to be too strict for what you're looking for).

    They even have iphone apps for this stuff :o

    But being lazy cancels way too much hard work out.
     
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    Skankin' We are Ginger. We do not forgive. We do not forget

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    I'm going to look for a food log app for my Droid.

    Anyone know anything about Clif bars or things like that? They taste good, and I can eat one in the morning on the go. Are they alright?
     
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    Bacchus Skinny Guy

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    Cliff bars are garbage.

    All the protein comes from Soy, and they're very high sugar. Not gonna kill you to have one as a snack every once in a while - but you can do better.

    Heck, you can google search how to make your own protein/nut/fruit bars that will be much better then cliffs - but if you "don't have time" to make yourself breakfast, you wont "have time" for that.
     
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    Skankin' We are Ginger. We do not forgive. We do not forget

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    I'm going to start getting up earlier and making my own breakfast.

    Like say I have to be at work at 7am, I'll get up at 6am and shower/shave then get dressed and leave by 6:40am.

    I'm going to get up about 5:30am now and make something myself, it seems the more I read the more I need to put more into just making food myself.
     
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    Skankin' We are Ginger. We do not forgive. We do not forget

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    Tonight I'm making chicken myself for dinner and saving half of it for dinner tomorrow at work.
     
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    Bacchus Skinny Guy

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    I get up at 7:30, and am out the door by 8:15 - and i have a time to shower, eat and post on OT.

    Oatmeal & Hardboiled eggs take 5 minutes - and are something you can eat daily.. If you get sick of hardboiled eggs, scramble them. If you're watching your fats, use 2 egs and 3/4 cup of egg whites
     
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