Question about my diet and workout times

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  1. monolith

    monolith My soul grows ever weary and the end is ever near. OT Supporter

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    I am pretty much done with my weight loss, I went from 199lbs to 173lbs (I am about 5'11") in about four months doing a ton of cardio five days a week and eating better.

    Now I want to start defining my body, I am not looking to put on bulk, just "clean" my body up and tighten everything. My question(s) have to do with my diet and my workout times; I just want to get some feedback on them.

    8:30am – Wake up
    10:00am – Weight control oatmeal
    12:00pm – Banana with 1 ½ teaspoons of natural peanut butter
    2:00pm to 3:00pm – Cardio, usually a couple of games of basketball
    3:15pm – Salad with turkey breast and light dressing
    5:30pm – Apple with 1 ½ teaspoons of natural peanut butter
    7:00pm to 8:00pm – Lift weights
    8:45pm – Chicken breast with vegetables
    10:30pm – Couple pieces of turkey breast on whole wheat bread
    12:00am - Sleep

    I never tried following a routine like this so I could use all the help/advice I can get.

    Thanks for any input you can give me.
     
  2. mw818

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    I'd say eat some more before you start your cardio.. How many calories are you consuming per day? seems extremely low
     
  3. monolith

    monolith My soul grows ever weary and the end is ever near. OT Supporter

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    If I had to estimate I would say 1500 - 1800. I know it's low but I am very nervous about eating more than I am going to burn while trying to turn fat into muscle.
     
  4. disblohs

    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    You're going to lose muscle eating too little and look worse as a result. Also, you can't turn fat into muscle just like you can't turn a steaming pile of horseshit into a hot fudge sundae.
     
  5. monolith

    monolith My soul grows ever weary and the end is ever near. OT Supporter

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    Ok, so up my caloric and protein intake? Maybe a turkey breast sandwich on wheat bread with my salad at lunch and hard boiled eggs with breakfast?
     
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    deuceforty between rupture and rapture

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    make sure to take out your yolks.. too much cholesterol
     
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    Dietary cholesterol isn't linked with blood cholesterol. So eat the yolk, it's full of vitamins.
     
  8. Skeletor

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    IMO you don't really "tighten up" without gaining some bulk...



    just eat a little over maintenence and lift heavy :dunno:
     
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    i couldn't possibly function properly at the gym with an apple and a tbsp or two of peanut butter 1 1/2 hrs before.

    Do you fatigue easily?
     
  10. monolith

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    Not at all, I have pretty good endurance and stamina.

    I am going to eat two hard boiled eggs (one with yolk and one without) as soon as wake up in the morning because I read it's good to get some food in you as soon as possible. I am also going to add a piece of whole wheat bread and a hard boiled egg (no yolk) to my salad with turkey breast.

    I think that should pop my calories up a decent amount.
     
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