Diet/Nutrition Peoples, Breakfast question

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  1. acabrera

    acabrera Rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated.

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    I'm finally kicking my own ass into gear about my diet. I've been working out rather inconsistently for about the past 3 years but never really got my diet in check, never had a plan, and never really dedicated myself the way I needed to (other people motivated me to go, but I didn't really have it in me). Anyways, I've now found my own motivation to better myself and I'm take control and not making any more bullshit excuses for myself.


    I've planned out my diet and started working on it already and read through all the information I could find. I do have a question about breakfast. I read everywhere Rolled Oats and Eggs. I'm curious if I should be eating both for breakfast or just one or the other.

    I didn't have any oats at home so this is what my diet looked like today

    8:00am Egg omelette (2 parts liquid egg whites, 1 whole brown egg)
    9:00am Cup of coffee
    11:00am Protein Shake (2 scoops of On Whey - 48g)
    1:30pm Albacore Tuna can + mustard
    3:00pm Coffeee
    5:00pm Protein Shake
    Right now: Cup of brown rice and small steak
    Next up: Gym
    10:30pm Lean chicken breast
    12:00pm Cottage Cheese container

    How is that looking? Should I put the rolled oats in my breakfast or maybe eat them as part of lunch? Do I need a bigger lunch?

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    170lbs
     
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    you need to add more fats to your last two meals for starters
     
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    acabrera Rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated.

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    anything else wrong? Honestly curious since you said "for starters".
     
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    What calorie range are you shooting for?
    Are you allowing for at least 1 gram of protein per pound of bodyweight?
     
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    Count cals and macros, then we'll see !
    My breakfast is always 1 cup egg whites, 2 extra large eggs, veggies, sometimes a piece of fruit. Turns out to be around 450 cals. I guess I'd be freaking hungry if I ate what you eat.
    What are your goals btw, it's unclear. Is it to gain muscle mass ?
    I don't think there are near enough veggies though. My meals are always lean protein + veggies + good fat (olive/sesame/flax oil, nuits or fatty fish instead of lean protein) + sometimes a piece of fruit.
    The only exception is pre-workout (whey only, soon to switch to bcaa) and PWO (whey + oats).
     
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    acabrera Rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated.

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    I'm getting about 1.25g per pound of bodyweight and around 2,500 cals
     
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    acabrera Rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated.

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    Good advice. thank you.

    I'm trying to gain some muscle mass, but not something that's pure bulking (i.e. 4k cals a day type intake).
     
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    That's fine then. 2500 might be a bit low, but try it and see what are the results in 2 weeks. Make changes after if needed.
    Good job on the planning btw, you're already bound to be doing better than 90% of the people.
     
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    acabrera Rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated.

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    Thanks, I was thinking a little bit more about my calorie intake and you might be right, I think I should be shooting for 3k. I'm going to adjust accordingly, thanks.
     
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    What we ''think'' and what happens are 2 different things though. Try it and see how it goes ! Good luck.
     
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