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What is a good diet consist of?

I am just wondering what a good diet would be for me. I want to lose alot of weight but at the same time I want to tone up some, not into building mass, although my workout seems to be doing that. I just want to get a nice body, not great but nice. I know i have to eat more. I only eat 2 meals a day, used to be just one, but i can't eat if I am not hungry. any help would be appreciated. (sp?)

BTW my work out consist of mon-chest and tri's tues- back and bic's wed- legs and calves thus- off fri- chest and tri's, every other sat, for now I have to work every other sat, back and bic's. I am doing 20 to 25 mins of cardo monday thru wed, off thrusday, again friday and every other sat.
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Re: What is a good diet consist of?

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Originally posted by Cartman I am just wondering what a good diet would be for me. I want to lose alot of weight but at the same time I want to tone up some, not into building mass, although my workout seems to be doing that. I just want to get a nice body, not great but nice. I know i have to eat more. I only eat 2 meals a day, used to be just one, but i can't eat if I am not hungry. any help would be appreciated. (sp?)
Eat less at one sitting and you'll be able to eat more often in the day. Also get rid of as much fast food, soft-drinks, and non-whole foods. All the extra preservatives, fat, sugars, etc. will fill you up with junk instead of the good nutrients your body needs. Stick with lean meats, fruits and veggies, and the ocassional pasta or potato, and keep an eye on your total calories for the day. Should be aroud 1800-200 depending on your lean mass and metabolism.

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BTW my work out consist of mon-chest and tri's tues- back and bic's wed- legs and calves thus- off fri- chest and tri's, every other sat, for now I have to work every other sat, back and bic's. I am doing 20 to 25 mins of cardo monday thru wed, off thrusday, again friday and every other sat.
Your program sounds good, but what about shoulders, lats, traps, and abs? As for cardio, 20 minutes is the bare minimum you should go for a fat burning program, I'd suggest trying to bump it up to 45 minutes to an hour as your legs and heart allow.

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Eat less at one sitting and you'll be able to eat more often in the day. Also get rid of as much fast food, soft-drinks, and non-whole foods. All the extra preservatives, fat, sugars, etc. will fill you up with junk instead of the good nutrients your body needs. Stick with lean meats, fruits and veggies, and the ocassional pasta or potato, and keep an eye on your total calories for the day. Should be aroud 1800-200 depending on your lean mass and metabolism.



Your program sounds good, but what about shoulders, lats, traps, and abs? As for cardio, 20 minutes is the bare minimum you should go for a fat burning program, I'd suggest trying to bump it up to 45 minutes to an hour as your legs and heart allow.
Lats are worked in with back, don't know what traps are, abs are worked mon, tue, fri, sat. I will try to up my cardio but right now I just have to find the time to do it.
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Hope this helps a bit Chris,

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thanks karen but how do you work that muscle? I do the reverse butterfly machine for back, do the rowing type motion with a machine/free weights. I do lat pull down behind the head. and dumbel pull ups while bent over not sure of that exercise name. what else can I do for my back?
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Well for the traps specifically, you can do dumbell shrugs (to the front and side), barbell shrugs (close grip w/ wrists facing in and wide grip w/wrists facing out, the shrug machine, shoulder flyes and upright rows. They get a decent pump when you do shoulder flyes or upright rows (primarily shoulder exercises), but not enough so pick another isolatory movement or two to really get them good.

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hey got another question the trainers at the gym I go to says that I can have these meal drinks things in place of meals, so to help me not gag on chicken anymore. Is that a good way for me to do it? I still have the 5 egg white with protien shake and a banana for breakfast, then I would sub in the meal pack for the next meal, then have 6oz of chicken with a salad no dressing, then a meal pack, then work out then another meal pack. would this work or is this a bad idea?
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hey got another question the trainers at the gym I go to says that I can have these meal drinks things in place of meals, so to help me not gag on chicken anymore. Is that a good way for me to do it? I still have the 5 egg white with protien shake and a banana for breakfast, then I would sub in the meal pack for the next meal, then have 6oz of chicken with a salad no dressing, then a meal pack, then work out then another meal pack. would this work or is this a bad idea?
Check out the contents of it, and make sure it's geared for your goals. If it's high protein and low carb stuff (along with vitamens), I'd say go for it.
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Check out the contents of it, and make sure it's geared for your goals. If it's high protein and low carb stuff (along with vitamens), I'd say go for it.
yea it is high protein and low carb, they told me that is like the same thing I am doing with my diet so I am just making sure before I start spending $50 every two weeks on it
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if you can. do your cardio in the morning on a empty stomach. cause if you do cardio in the evening your just burning of calories you took in for that day.. if you do it in the morning on a empty stomach it will start burning the targeted fat you wanna get off..

just my some advice..
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