I eated it

Nov. 12th, 2011 03:33 pm
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[personal profile] denny
I've started trying to keep track of what I eat on a Tumblr blog, to see if there are any obvious deficiencies or easy improvements I could make to back up the exercise I'm doing. So far I've just been trying to eat more protein and less chocolate and carbs, but not in any particularly systematic way...

Too much fat

Date: 2011-11-12 05:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] easternpromise.livejournal.com
Admittedly I've just skimmed your food blog, but the first thing that strikes me is the massive amounts of fat and salt you're eating.

Burgers, pizza, cheese, ham, bacon, sausages, pancakes, KFC, chocolate bars... Admittedly you don't really need to lose weight or fat, so it's not the end of the world if you're eating this stuff, but it's not particularly healthy.

With your particular body type, you could probably get away with doing the following and bulking up pretty quickly:

As much as you like of:
- Lean protein (chicken, fish, shellfish, lean cuts of red meat, egg WHITES, protein supplements; if you're looking to bulk your muscle up, I'd recommend around 150-200g of protein a day. I can easily get through 150g without even really thinking about it)
- Green veg (lots of it. Raw or cooked doesn't matter. Broccoli and spinach are *great* choices as they're full or iron and vitamin B)

Limited quantities of:
- Complex carbs (*wholegrain* rice and pasta, sweet potatotes, lentils & pulses)
- Dairy (yoghurt, milk, cheese - the soy varieties tend to have higher protein and lower salt, but I personally can't stand the stuff and would rather have proper cow juice)

I would totally cut out the chocolate unless it's good quality dark chocolate - Lindt or Green & Blacks.

Balanced eating can include takeaways, but limiting them is a very good idea - I try to stick to one a month if possible.

Re: Too much fat

Date: 2011-11-12 09:50 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
quick glance, and my first thought is 'where are the vegetables?!', second thought 'hmmm high fat'...
The two together is probably not so good. Aiming for 5 or more portions of veg a day is the recommendation..

You don't appear to be suffering given the body pics earlier though!


Re: Too much fat

Date: 2011-11-14 12:06 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sevenhelz
personally i can't be arsed being that picky about it, but if you work from those guidelines and find a place of balance that makes you happy and healthy, that'll be cool.

my tuppence is basically: have you tried those frozen individual portions of veg? they're awesome, and work out about 25-30p a sachet.

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