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Stronghold
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Join date: Dec 2006
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kakno wrote:
Stronghold wrote:
As far as supplements, a lot of the stuff that I take has zero to no performance benefit. I've got shitty familial hypercholesterolemia and am doing my best to keep it under control from an early age.

No fish oil?


Never saw a difference in my bloodwork with it, even at higher (like 20+g/day) dosages. I get a good amount of w3 in from my diet normally so I can't justify spending money on a supplement-especially since the $120 a month Crestor works better than anything else. This isn't typical fat American too-many-cheese-fries high cholesterol, it's a genetic thing where my liver cranks the stuff out like no one's business. My goal with the other supplements (circumin, d3, minerals) is to minimize the other risk factors of CHD as much as possible. My grandmother and mom both have the same thing and take low dose statins and manage the other risk factors and neither have had problems with it.

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kakno
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Good points, thanks for explaining!

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sam_sneed
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I've always had 2 protein shakes a day.

Upon Waking: 2 cups of skim plus, 2 scoops of chocolate whey, 1 banana
Post Workout: 16oz OJ, 2 scoops of Vanilla whey

From now on:

Adding an additional scoop of whey and 4 oz of milk to the morning shake
doing 20 oz of OJ , 3 scoops of whey BEFORE my workout

I moved the OJ shake preworkout a month ago. Much better. 2 extra scoops of whey each day = 50 grams of protein. I think I can use it.

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hlss09
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Join date: Jun 2010
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Sam, I also prefer carbs pre workout - I don't know the science, but I feel better knowing that I have a bit more 'fuel in the tank' going in to a workout, ESPECIALLY when dieting

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sam_sneed
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hlss09 wrote:
Sam, I also prefer carbs pre workout - I don't know the science, but I feel better knowing that I have a bit more 'fuel in the tank' going in to a workout, ESPECIALLY when dieting


That's my same reasoning. I used to rush back to my desk to chug my PWO shake after my workout. That was unnecessary IMO. I eat about 60 minutes after the workout and I think that's good enough.

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Blaze_108
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Join date: Nov 2007
Posts: 2690

Here's a speculative diet I want to start this week sometime:

½ Gal milk-1200 cals 64g prot (104g carbs)
1lb 80/20 beef-960 cals 76g prot
2 bananas- 200 cals
2 cups rice-450 cals (98g carbs)
Bagel-270 cals(50g carbs) 3g prot
Cream Cheese-100 cals 3g prot
6 eggs-360 cals 36g prot
2tbsp peanut butter-190 cals 6g prot
2 scoops whey-240 cals 48g prot
Total: 3970 cals 252 carbs 236g prot

Trying to keep cost low due to being a poor college student. Trying to think of cheap protein sources. Maybe add a can or two of tuna a day? Thoughts? Trying to keep carbs decently low as well. Maybe chicken quarters? Our local walmart usually has a 10lb bag of them for 7.00 or less. add one a day and get another 30+ grams of protein. Just looking for input or notes of anything I'm missing.

Additional supplements taken: fish oil. creatine. beef aminos. glutamine.

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Efeguwewe
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Join date: May 2009
Posts: 261

Honestly, and I'll probably get flamed for this but I eat whatever/whenever I want. Being a college student, I've found it very difficult to make/schedule out a food program especially realizing just how expensive food is after leaving the house lol. What I do make sure s that I eat at least 4-5 times a day and am constantly snacking on something. I do drink a shitton of soda and a shitton of beer, so that's probably not good and I eat fast food a good 2-3 times a week. For example, I've had a mcdonalds chocolate shake for the past 4 days in a row now, yet I seem to not be gaining any weight. Plus I'm just too lazy of a person to make food ahead of time and shit. Upon further review, I need to grab a gf to do all these things for me. So take my "Iron Fuel" with a grain of salt but it's getting me by for now.

As far as supplementation goes, I take 100% ON Whey 2x a day at least with 2 servings of creatine a day. I was on DAA Pure for as long as I had the bottle but it's empty now, so creatine and protein are my miracle workers

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hlss09
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Join date: Jun 2010
Posts: 2356

If you stepped up your nutrition and had at least some semblance of a plan, I GUARANTEE you'd be getting better gains. How much protein are you getting? If it's not AT LEAST 1g/lb BW then you need to get a life coach not a gf lol. I hear you, I'm in college too. Just be smart and make it work. Talk to Mr. Popular, he said that he was living in poverty and still gained a shit ton of weight.

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Blackaggar
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Join date: Apr 2009
Posts: 2514

What Im eating now - this is the healthiest diet and the most whole foods not from fast food ive ever eaten so this should be good

2800-3000 calories

meal 1
5 eggs cooked in 1tbsp virgin coconut oil
multi vitamin

meal 2 pre workout
2 cups egg whites
1 cup oatmeal
1 tbsp natural peanut butter
200mg ALA

meal 3 post workout
2 scoops whey
2 tbsp natural peanut butter

meal 4
2 scoops whey
1/3 cup nuts

meal 5
4oz ground beef
1 scoop whey
1/2 cup fruit
2 hard boiled eggs
multi-vitamin

meal 6
1 scoop whey
1 tbsp natural peanut butter
5 fish oil caps

any feedback would be great if anyone has any

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hlss09
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Join date: Jun 2010
Posts: 2356

Good looking cutting diet, but I thought you were bulking?

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PB Andy
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Join date: Mar 2006
Posts: 9588

some veggies would be a good idea... lol. as for me this is what I ate today (didn't lift)

4 egg omelet with mushrooms/green pep/onions, w/ coconut oil
2 scoops MD Muscle Growth

2 scoops MD
2 tbsp almond butter
1 orange

10 oz skirt steak
Tomato/feta cheese salad
2 scoops MD Muscle Growth
Metamucil/superfood

12 oz ground pork w/ green beans

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hlss09
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Join date: Jun 2010
Posts: 2356

New Diet: Training Days:

Meal 1: Shake: 2 scoops whey, 1 cup oats, 1 banana, 1/2 tbsp VCO, 200mg ALA
Meal 2: 8oz Grass Fed Beef cooked in 1/2 tbsp VCO, 2/3 cup cooked brown rice, 200mg ALA
Workout: 1 scoop whey, 2 servings WMS
Meal 3: 2 cups oats, 2 scoops whey, 400mg ALA
Meal 4: 10 cage-free eggs cooked in 1 tbsp VCO, 3 slices sesame Ezekiel bread, sunflower seeds, 200mg ALA

About 4,000 kcals/400g carb/275g protein/140-150g fat...approximately

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