BodyRecomposition Support Forums  

Go Back   BodyRecomposition Support Forums > General information > General diet questions
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Unread 07-18-2017, 02:47 PM
farrenator farrenator is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 1,003
Default

What is 'bro' food? Brotein powder?
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Unread 07-18-2017, 03:16 PM
Roger Shredderer Roger Shredderer is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 29
Default

The usual vegetables, low-fat meats, potatoes and low-fat dairy stuff such as cottage cheese. I have a strategy where I eat vegetables and chicken breast as my first meal and I try to keep most of the fat and carb calories for the evening, when I feel the most hungry and inclined to cheat.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Unread 07-18-2017, 03:53 PM
Hectic's Avatar
Hectic Hectic is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 336
Default

I find low fat easier for dieting because the volume of solid food I eat is still a lot of food to get through

It's amazing how energy dense fat is and how eating high fat food reduces your portion sizes down so much for the same caloric intake. Makes me feel like I didnt get to eat much

Last edited by Hectic : 07-18-2017 at 03:55 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Unread 07-18-2017, 10:16 PM
BEATMEOUTTAME's Avatar
BEATMEOUTTAME BEATMEOUTTAME is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 249
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hectic View Post
I find low fat easier for dieting because the volume of solid food I eat is still a lot of food to get through

It's amazing how energy dense fat is and how eating high fat food reduces your portion sizes down so much for the same caloric intake. Makes me feel like I didnt get to eat much
Agreed. People hate the idea of dieting because they envision lean cuisines. If you condense your eating window a little bit, incorporate full body weightlifting, and eat relatively clean foods it certainly never feels like the amount of food you are eating is small.

A typical meal for me is 1 lb of 96% ground beef, half a box of high protein pasta, with half tomato sauce, half salsa, and some bell peppers and jalapeņos and no fat cheese. It's a giant meal. I add a whey protein shake with peanut butter and banana post workout. And a sweet potato. Pocorn and veggies for snacks. protein bar preworkout. Kashi cereal, oikos yogurt, and quaker oatmeal are all pretty frequent staples. Eggs before bed. I average half a gallon of skim milk per day. 10g of fish oil religiously. It's quite a lot of volume of food.

And that's basically what I ate everyday while i relatively quickly dieted down to 150 pounds at 6'0. I don't have a lot of sympathy for a 5'9, 220 lb person who can't seem to lose weight. They just aren't doing it correctly. You don't have to give up eating a lot of food to lose a lot of weight. You have to give up eating the wrong food.

And the reality is most people are so overweight that they really don't even have to Diet to lose 1-2 lbs a week. They just have to eat like a normal we'll adjusted adult should and the weight will come off. Dieting and weight loss is much more of a mental health issue than anyone ever wants to believe. If you address the underlying problems I feel like a lot of people can't help but lose weight.
__________________
My Wild Ride to A great body in my 30s.

http://forums.lylemcdonald.com/showthread.php?t=23215

Thank you Lyle. This website is a game changer once you understand the mechanisms behind fat loss/muscle gain.

Spun my wheels for years prior to finding this site.

Last edited by BEATMEOUTTAME : 07-18-2017 at 10:36 PM. Reason: A
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Unread 07-19-2017, 06:25 AM
holly70 holly70 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Michigan
Posts: 233
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BEATMEOUTTAME View Post
A typical meal for me is 1 lb of 96% ground beef, half a box of high protein pasta, with half tomato sauce, half salsa, and some bell peppers and jalapeņos and no fat cheese. It's a giant meal. I add a whey protein shake with peanut butter and banana post workout. And a sweet potato. Pocorn and veggies for snacks. protein bar preworkout. Kashi cereal, oikos yogurt, and quaker oatmeal are all pretty frequent staples. Eggs before bed. I average half a gallon of skim milk per day. 10g of fish oil religiously. It's quite a lot of volume of food.
Pffft....

That sounds like dieting on over 2000 calories a day.

Some good points and I get that you are a guy, just maybe not the best example of how "dieting isn't hard" because for a lot of smaller people that looks like bulking.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Unread 07-19-2017, 06:43 AM
Hectic's Avatar
Hectic Hectic is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 336
Default

well you could do the same thing just cut portion sizes by 2/3 or whatever
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Unread 07-19-2017, 06:46 AM
Totentanz Totentanz is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 90
Default

I had a friend get cancer, went through chemo, all that. Went from obese to fairly normal looking. I guess that was pretty successful.

For me, pretty much any diet I tried and stuck to has worked well. I've done a lot of different things over the years when I got to my cutting phases. UD2.0 was great for getting to sub-10% but was hard to manage around a variable work schedule. RFL is great too, I love kicking off a more flexible diet with it. IF was great but obviously you still have to manage overall calories on that. It's easy to overeat in the window if you just go crazy.

Of course, if you don't stick with your diet then it won't matter which one you choose. Everyone I work with has opinions about which diet is best, which has worked for them, etc, but approximately none of them have cut down below 15% so who cares. Every diet is going to suck at some point, so you just have to toughen up and bear it if you want to actually get the results you are looking for.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Unread 07-20-2017, 10:31 PM
BEATMEOUTTAME's Avatar
BEATMEOUTTAME BEATMEOUTTAME is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 249
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by holly70 View Post
Pffft....

That sounds like dieting on over 2000 calories a day.

Some good points and I get that you are a guy, just maybe not the best example of how "dieting isn't hard" because for a lot of smaller people that looks like bulking.

I weigh 150 pounds. I AM smaller people
__________________
My Wild Ride to A great body in my 30s.

http://forums.lylemcdonald.com/showthread.php?t=23215

Thank you Lyle. This website is a game changer once you understand the mechanisms behind fat loss/muscle gain.

Spun my wheels for years prior to finding this site.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Unread 07-23-2017, 03:36 PM
joikd joikd is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 3
Default

For me the only way of eating maintenance/sub-maintenance calories that has worked long term is to save as many calories for the evening as possible.

So, basically protein all day except for veggies. In the evening I eat one plate of a "normal" dinner (wife cooks), which I look forward to every day and keeps me sane. Then, I get one evening on the weekend where we go out to eat and I get to have whatever I want (another sanity requirement).

This has become a set-it-and-forget-it way of life for me without struggle. Other than those evening dinners, I eat the exact same thing for every other meal (egg whites, chicken/veggies, protein shakes).

Just find something that is easy for you to stick with long term.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Unread 07-27-2017, 08:32 AM
kowens's Avatar
kowens kowens is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 283
Default

RFL type macros during the week with 1-2 short workouts. Weekends are more flexible with carbs and longer/harder workouts. I've found I can maintain strength very well and get quite lean with this approach (single digit BF).
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:04 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.