Vegetarian Diet/Building

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  1. sushtsi

    sushtsi OT Supporter

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    Hi guys, first off just wanted to say that this board has been a great source of info for me as a beginner. There are some really insightful threads which have helped me build somewhat of a base in terms of an overall healthy lifestyle.

    I have been following a routine similar to the 5x5 routine for about 6 months now, and have made some decent strength gains, but not a whole lot to show for it. I was brought up being vegetarian, and was wondering if anyone here can give me some insight as to a good diet to complement the weight training routine. My goal is primarily to cut down to 10% bodyfat, weighing approx. 180lbs. I currently weigh 185lbs and am at approx 20% bodyfat. Right now, this is how my diet looks:

    Breakfast (9:15:am) - MRP (myoplex 42g protein)

    Snack (12pm) - 250g 0% fat cottage cheese mixed with fat free fruit yogurt
    (35g protein)

    Lunch (3pm) - Brown rice/steamed vegetables (broccoli/mushrooms)/tofu

    Eve (6pm) - MRP Myoplex

    Dinner (8:30pm) - Eggwhite omelet (25g protein) w/ vegetables

    Last meal (10pm) - MRP Myoplex

    I also take 1 tblspoon of flaxseed oil everyday in the morning with the myoplex.

    I do cardio 4 days/week in the mornings on an empty stomach; 2 days HIIT for 20mins (between 5-9mph) and 2 days incline walking on the treadmill for 30mins.

    I am lifting on Monday, Thurs and Sat (3 days/week).
    My wieght routine is as follows:

    Monday - Chest(2 sets flat bench/2 sets flys), Shoulders (2 sets military press/2 sets lateral raise), Tri's (2 sets Pressdows/2sets Overhead dumbell Extension), Abs (2 sets*12 reps basic crunches)

    Thurs - Legs (2 sets Squats/2sets Leg press/2sets Calf Raises), Back (2sets Lat pulldown/2sets Pulley Row), Bi's (2sets Barbell Burl/2sets Dumbell Hammer Curls)

    Sat - Chest, Shoulders, Tri's, Abs again

    All sets are performed to 6-7rep range, about as heavy as I can go with good form.

    Each week I will alternate said workouts so that if Chest/Should/Tri gets worked twice in one week, that workout will only be once the following week.

    Does the diet I am currently on look conducive to fat loss? Is the weight routine a good routine to follow for fat loss while maintaining muscle mass?

    I would like to say thank you in advance, and apologize for the long post. Please guys, any info for a newb would be most appreciated. Really looking forward to some good advice.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Mike McDermott

    Mike McDermott It's evolution, baby. OT Supporter

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    lots of protein powder/eggs/milk/cottage cheese/fish?
     
  3. ChaCha

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    why are you vegetarian?

    unless you are female...
     
  4. Cumstang02

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    This is an important question.

    It seems you're eating a lot of calories to support your lean mass. It also seems that you may want to up the volume of your workouts. If you haven't been lifting that long you may want to drop the HIIT for a jogging session that has a more steady pace for 20 mintues.
     
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    HIIT has been shown to burn more muscle, stick with low intensity cardio.

    Also, your routine is pretty funky, but if you like it then go with it I guess.
     
  6. AaronOC

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    why do you not eat meat?
     
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    He should push himself when he runs but its been shown that HIIT has better results with more seasoned athletes. Once hes been lifting for several years and has developed a solid base then he may want to switch to HIIT but not until then. He shouldn't be doing it at 20% bodyfat anyways.
     
  8. Mike McDermott

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    :ugh:
     
  9. LancerV

    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    No it hasnt :ugh:
     
  10. sushtsi

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    (This is his brother posting, i'm a fatass :p)

    We're vegetarian as we've been rasied like that, as well as personal belief system. No Fish or chicken etc. Eat eggs though.
     
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    WTF? :hsugh:
     
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    I've read several things saying that it does, naturally I can't find them right now, but I will.
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    Just like fasted cardio is better for burning off fat right :hsugh:?
     
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    Uh, no, that's a pretty common idea and I could show plenty that backs it up.
     
  17. Ceaze

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    HIIT is fine if you're not low-carbing
     
  18. chizzle

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    I'm not vegetarian, but I'm interested in this as well.
     
  19. sushtsi

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    What do you guys advise for a lifting program for one to lose fat while maintaing lean mass? Is the 5x5 program the way to go? Does my diet fit well with the 5x5 program for optimum bodyfat decreasing?

    i am also interested to see what you guys have to say about HIIT cardio when not eating excessive carbs. Is 2 days HIIT and 2 days incline walking enough cardio?
     
  20. uofapeter

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    actually someone posted an article by alan aragon where he showed that doing cardio with food in your stomach actually burns more fat in the long run than cardio on an empty stomach
     
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