cutting....recommend some cheap/easy meals snacks.

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  1. tommyortom

    tommyortom New Member

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    im doing about 90-120 mins of cardio a day....running/jogging/walking, rollerblading, and biking.

    what are you cheap and easy meals or snacks to get? stuff that is easy and quick to prepare.
     
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    Taco bell, 2 grilled chicken soft tacos is 340 calories total. I rather have that than a protien bar, or low-carb bar.
     
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    well luckily....i dont mind if things dont taste good or not.....ill pretty much eat anything.
     
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    Subway, turkey and bacon wrap is 380 calories, and without the cheese much less. Or about any 6 inch subway sandwich without cheese, that is just one of my favorites.
     
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    Chris3G Bullshark Testosterone

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    that's a shitload of cardio every day
     
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    which is why he probably wont be able to keep it up for very long.
     
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    Any of Mc Donalds salads but with the vinaigrette.
     
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    +1.

    I constantly rock the Wendy's chicken caeser salad. If you get the low-fat honey mustard or low fat vingrt. dressing you can keep the salad under 300cals and it still packs 30g's of protein.

    Only problem is that they are not very filling :(
     
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    ehhh..come to think of it..its probably more like and hour most days.....maybe 1-2 days for 2 hours. i just go on long mountain bike rides or runs, then a long job/walk.
     
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    Houston is nothing but fast food, so I have to find whats healthy at the fast food joints.
     
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    what are you cutting too? What weight to what weight?
     
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    Do they not have grocery stores, and do you not have a stove w/ a pan?
     
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    what is your goal? are you actually "cutting", as is in you have a substantial amount of muscle mass underneath some fat, which you wish to retain while you lean out...or are you just trying to drop weight?
     
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    Whoa, somebody here knows the difference :bowdown:
     
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    I go to school full time, work 40 hours a week, have to babysit my neice, and have to make sure my girlfriends is satisfied at least once a day. I don't have time to cook or much of anything else. If I get a day off, I usually just play around on the computer all day.
     
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    just trying to lose the "freshman/sophomore 20lbs" i seemed to pack on...so now i have a little gut and unwanted fat. i was never really muscular to begin with...."skinny' but i had pretty broad shoulders and muscular legs annd pretty large calves. still have the same physique...just a bigger gut and my chest is gettin flappy. i dont feel as athletic as i used to be as i played hockey and biked ALOT as a kid. just trying to get in better shape and cut the fat down. i dont care how much i weigh, i just want to kill the beer gut haha. hopefully i will keep the muscle i have already though..ecspecially my legs.

    im only 5'7" and 168 right now. i used to be around 150 normally before i packed on the gut.
     
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    That is pretty rough... but I think you would be suprised how fast you can throw together a nutritious and protien-full meal once you start doing it regularly. I have making chicken fajita's with vege's and a sauce down to a 15min ordeal.

    Chop up some salad and throw some tuna in w/ lowfat dressing = < 5min

    boil some low-carb pasta and throw in some chopped up chicken you pan cooking = 15min.

    If what you are doing is working for you, thats great... but if you get creative and get used to it, cooking can be quicker than most think.. In fact cleanup tends to take longer than cooking does for me :mad:
     
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    any good foods straight from the can like beets or brown or other beans? plain noodles or ramen? tuna?
     
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    Ramen is actually really bad for you. I would not advise eating it in general and DEF. not if you are cutting.
     
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    I like green beans from the can, I like peas too but they have too much sugar in them.

    Yeah sometimes my girlfriend cooks, but she cooks really good mexican food, and I can't say no to seconds. I might start cooking my lunch the night before, or maybe my girlfriend can help out, but she has the same schedule as me.
     
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    ramen is like carbs and 10x your daily value of sodium.
     
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    8oz chicken breast x 3 per day
    3 68gs protein shakes
    3 3/4 cups of oat meal
    2 butter golds per meal
    veggies (no corn, carrots, peas, or other shit with lots of natural sugars)

    after about a few weeks pull the carbs out for 3 day rotations. Do 1 hour of cardio a day between 140-160 bpm. Do this and you will be one lean nigga.
     
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    It is also pretty high in fat.

    7-8g's of fat and 3-4g's saturated fat (depending on kind of ramen to get)... Not to mention they are not all that filling... However, they are damn good. I used to eat those all the time when I was in high school and just the smell brings back good memories :)
     
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    Promax Cookies'n'Cream bars...290 calories, 20g protein, 30 carbs or so.
     
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    You really need to learn how to read nutrition labels. And how to set your calories and try to stay within the range of protein/carbs/fat you set.

    If money is a consideration- cheap stuff like oatmeal, eggs, light string cheese, etc is good. I buy a lot of extra-lean ground beef- 94% lean or so- because I love hamburgers and that makes a good high-protein lunch or dinner. Even hamburger helper, if you makes it without butter and using extra-lean ground beef, is a decent dinner.

    You'll probably get good results even without counting calories if you just start working out and try to increase your protein and avoid a lot of junk.
     
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