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Re: Advice

Postby bferbear » Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:10 am

Reading through these posts it seems to me that what you want is affirmation and positive feedback to your success, disguised as a request for advice.

I suggest that you speak to an independent health professional about the best diet structure for your goals and ambitions. Make sure that the person in question is accredited by an organisiation such as the Dieticians Association of Australia (DAA) or the Sports Dieticians Association (SDA). I also suggest that you discuss the motivation behind these goals and ambitions with the same professional as, to be blunt, you seem to be more concerned with your physical appearance and body fat percentages as opposed to weightloss for health and wellbeing.

Keep in mind that you are playing with your long term health, and that the suggestions and advice given by people on this forum can only be based upon the snippets of information which you initially provide. Weightloss, diet and muscle gain are very subjective situations and need to be tailored to the metabolism and needs of the individual, taking into consideration as much detail as possible. What works for me can cause severe side-effects in someone else and vice versa.
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Re: Advice

Postby loveat116 » Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:14 am

thom85 wrote:Well i am changing my diet and taking the forums advice. Its just i live a very busy life style and im trying to find a practical way i can eat more of the foods the people here have suggested. :)


Why don't you cook up a stir fry at night, enough for two people, then put some in a container for work tomorrow? Thats what I do a lot, take left overs.

Meat + Vegies is a great combo for dinner, waaaaay better and more healthy than those microwave meals. Try grilling or oven baking some fish/chicken/lamb and then steam some frozen vegies like broccolli, carrot, peas, corn, you could even chuck in a small potato.

I have a wheat allergy, is that why you can't have wheat? I have never found it a problem, a lot of the time I have gluten free bread and sushi rolls for lunch. You can get basically any food you want now gluten free. The only thing I have to stay away from is beer and sweets lol!
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Re: Advice

Postby Tummygirl » Wed Jan 30, 2008 10:42 am

I actually dont know how people can eat those microwave dinners. I guess there ok for nights on the run or something but I much prefere to cook my meals myself. Im the same as Loveat I make dinner for both my parnter and me and always m,ake extra to take to work. It saves me from the temptation of buying my lunch because i hate seeing nice food going to waste in the fridge when it could be eaten.

You need to make time for yourself to enjoy your dinner to and not rush it. Part or my weight loss is to sit down and eat slowly and think about what im eating and not how quick i can eat it and look for more or feel sick because i ate like a speedy cow lol.

If you need ideas of what to cook have a look in the Recipe seciton of the forum always nice things to cook. But as everyone has said stirfrys take no time at all and taste superb!!!!!

Good luck with the weight loss :lol:
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Re: Advice

Postby thom85 » Wed Jan 30, 2008 10:47 am

'Reading through these posts it seems to me that what you want is affirmation and positive feedback to your success, disguised as a request for advice.'
lol yea i guess u are right. I feel great at the moment, im looking better than i have in a long time and i do want some recognition i guess.
But ok, i think i get what everyone is saying here.

Ok where would be a good place to talk to experts? how much doe this cost?

To be honest, ur right, im only doing this for aesthetic reasons, not for health or fitness. Surely if i look good, my health cant be that bad? I just see any fitness improvements as a bonus.

Also, i just don't have the motivation to cook every night. I used to do as u do and pack my meal for the next day, but even so there is a lot of dishes and what not to clean up afterwards, whgere id just like to sit back n chill for the rest of the night. Maybe ill cook a meal on wednesday night and fri/sat/sunday nights. I will have a look in the recipe section as well, thanks for that :).

Lastly what would you suggest to be an adequate amount of food to eat in a day provided that i have a microwave meal at night?
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Re: Advice

Postby GoddessInside » Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:01 am

bferbear wrote:Reading through these posts it seems to me that what you want is affirmation and positive feedback to your success, disguised as a request for advice.

I suggest that you speak to an independent health professional about the best diet structure for your goals and ambitions. Make sure that the person in question is accredited by an organisiation such as the Dieticians Association of Australia (DAA) or the Sports Dieticians Association (SDA). I also suggest that you discuss the motivation behind these goals and ambitions with the same professional as, to be blunt, you seem to be more concerned with your physical appearance and body fat percentages as opposed to weightloss for health and wellbeing.

Keep in mind that you are playing with your long term health, and that the suggestions and advice given by people on this forum can only be based upon the snippets of information which you initially provide. Weightloss, diet and muscle gain are very subjective situations and need to be tailored to the metabolism and needs of the individual, taking into consideration as much detail as possible. What works for me can cause severe side-effects in someone else and vice versa.


Very well said bear. I agree with you whole heartedly.
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Re: Advice

Postby bferbear » Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:58 am

http://www.daa.asn.au/dmsweb/frmfindapdsearch.aspx

The above link will take you to the search function for the DAA. As for cost, I am unsure.
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Re: Advice

Postby Siana-leah » Wed Jan 30, 2008 12:04 pm

i think someone else has already suggested that you do a cook-up on a free day and freeze them to eat for the rest of the week....it would be a lot less costly to do this than have a frozen meal every night....
it does seem that you are scared of eating anything remotely fattening.....bear in mind that your body does need some fat to keep functioning properly....
again...please try your details at calorieking.com.au......its free and they have pretty much any food that you could find in the supermarket on there....
I know a body builder who actually eats 1/2kg of meat a day.....he is a body builder but your best source of protein is from food...
I honestly think you still arent eating enough.....The instructors at your gym may have a better idea of proper diet....maybe you could ask them for advice or if they know a professional you could see....
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Re: Advice

Postby thom85 » Wed Jan 30, 2008 12:13 pm

Ok thanks for that, ill look into seeing a specialist :)

How about i eat say some grilled steak or chicken every night with my microwaved meal? I can just chuck something on the George forman to give me extra protein and fat.
I will also look into doing a big cookup and freezing the meals, is there recipes that freeze well? What would u suggest?

Thanks again
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Re: Advice

Postby thom85 » Wed Jan 30, 2008 7:02 pm

Hey guys, i dont want to sound like an arrogant kid who ignores all advice, its just if i could find a way to have a easy meal and still suffice my nutritional needs then i wont have to change my workload or habits. I am quite set in my ways lol, but in the end, if there is no other way, ill just have to take time to prepare my meals.
Also, since my aim is to loose weight while gaining muscle should i try that on and off diet? Where on gym days eat heaps of carbs/protein after the workout, and on off days eat very little carbs?

Thanks for all the help!
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Re: Advice

Postby hysterical_oliver » Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:33 pm

thom85 wrote: I am quite set in my ways lol,


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Re: Advice

Postby thom85 » Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:35 pm

Hi all, ok iv thought long and hard and done a lot of reading.

New diet :)

Breaky: Have n apple as soon as i wake up, then do my morning skipping and have a shower and then come back and eat a bowl of rice with some meat iv cooked the night before. I was thinking maybe 150grams of rice 50grams of meat. Sound good?

Morning tea: have a bunch of carrots, not sure how much grams, thinking perhaps 2 large carrots should do.

Lunch: apple + orange + 75grams of nuts + muesli bar and a tub of yoghurt, this over a space of n hour.

Pre workout meal: An egg and a small bowl of rice.
Post workout meal: A small bowl of rice and a whey protein shake

Dinner: Ill have thoes steamfresh veggie mircowave bags with some grilled chicken or beef. And a few nights a week when im overly tired ill just have a quick microwaved meal with some grilled lean meat on the side.

How does my revised diet sound? Any problems u can see?

Thanks again for all the help thus far :)
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Re: Advice

Postby Jodie91 » Thu Jan 31, 2008 10:42 am

Sounds like your diet will be much improved. Good luck and keep us imformed of how things go

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Re: Advice

Postby thom85 » Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:58 am

Hey guys, whats a good ratio of how many calories u burn to how much u eat?

Like if i burn a 1000 calories from exercise, how much calories should i eat?
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Re: Advice

Postby bferbear » Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:40 pm

I would suggest that you consume somewhere in the vicinity of 2000-2200 calories a day if you are burning 1000 calories in exercise. Your body will burn anywhere between 1200-2000 calories on any given day just through your normal day to day life, without factoring in additional strenuous exercise. As you are not trying to lose weight but to gain muscle mass and definition as opposed to weightloss this is especially important, as you will find that you start losing muscle mass instead of gaining it when you do too much activity with too little calorific input.
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Re: Advice

Postby bferbear » Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:41 pm

I want to reiterate that for the good of your long term health that you should not act on the opinions of those on this forum and seek professional advice.
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