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theBird
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"So you are the best semi-pro soccer player in T-Nation... but what do you exactky eat, theBird?"


I get that question alot, so I have decided I will post what I eat and why I eat it.

Aim: to eat healthy, stay lean, promote muscle growth, inhibit inflammation and disease.

Philosophy: lots of protein, healthy fats, nutrients from fruits and vegetables. Everything I eat has a purpose.

Enough dribble, lets eat!!



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theBird
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For my first post I am featuring my first meal of the day for most days. Its oats.
I use instant oats, unflavoured and unsweetened. I buy them in bulk from the quokka oats factory in my home town. Works out to be about 15 cents a meal!

It is known that a daily bowl of oats can reduce blood cholesterol and can reduces the risk of heart disease. A favourite staple of mine as it includes complex carbs and water soluble fibre that promotes slow digestion and stabalises blood-glucose levels.

I like to add a tablespoon of fresh local organic honey, and sprinkle a delicate handful of antioxidant packed blueberries to add flavour.

note; this is only part of my first meal. After oats usually comes eggs, but I will post that on another day.



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rambodian
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Yep, that what a bird would go for, I eat steak and eggs LOL.
Seriously, I love my oats as well and I add a small tea spoon of cinnamon to them with honey as well, tastes great, you should try it. Apparently cinnamon promotes the use of subcutaneous body fat as energy when working out etc. I can't really tell if it works that way, but it tastes great.

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theBird
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And after the oats.. comes the eggs!

Eggs have gotten a bad rap over the past 2 decades. No mom, they wil not increase my cholesterol levels!

Not only do eggs provide the purest form of protein found in whole foods, they also include vitamins and minerals including; vitamins A, D, E,and B, and mineral including zinc, iron and calcium. Real men eat the yolks!

In this meal I have included lycopene rich tomatos, and protein packed bacon! Also in the background is my omega containing liquid fish oil and a nice hot cup of blood pressure lowering green tea!

Eat up ducklings!!!


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corstijeir
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theBird wrote:
And after the oats.. comes the eggs!

Eggs have gotten a bad rap over the past 2 decades. No mom, they wil not increase my cholesterol levels!

Not only do eggs provide the purest form of protein found in whole foods, they also include vitamins and minerals including; vitamins A, D, E,and B, and mineral including zinc, iron and calcium. Real men eat the yolks!

In this meal I have included lycopene rich tomatos, and protein packed bacon! Also in the background is my omega containing liquid fish oil and a nice hot cup of blood pressure lowering green tea!

Eat up ducklings!!!


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The only thing is lycopene is bound up in the cell walls of the tomato, so without cooking it doesn't come out :( cook those tomatos!

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theBird
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rambodian and cortsijier- thanks for your reccommendations. I will take your suggestions into account next time I enter the bird-kitchen.


And today, ladies and gentlemen I introduce you to: "Birdy Meatballs".
Its easy to make; throw some lean mince into a bowl, add a couple of tablespoons of inflammation fighting TURMERIC and genourous amount of black pepper, and an eggs. Mix well. With your hands mold them into your desired sized balls, and then cook on the grill. Voila!

I like to serve them with some melted cheese on the top and your desired amount of ketchup. In todays version I have added some vegetables on the side(microwave veges).

Did you know that turmeric, a known anti-inflammatory agent, is also beleived to prevent and slow the progression of Alzheimers disease by removing amyloyd plaque build up in the brain!

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Null
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OP:
400 lbs? How tall? It's one thing on some one 6'4 and a totally different thing on 5' 4''.

regardless of height, 50 grams of protein is what you're worried about? 28g was world health orgs the recommendation for the longest time... She's not a weight lifter or body builder. She has far far more pressing issues...


3-4 lbs at dr visit? at 400 lbs, could be edema, or just that the change in diet locked her digestive system up tight...

Alternatively, set back... No reason to start trying again.

Like quitting smoking, relapses are to be expected... Important thing is to keep trying.




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Icarus
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Null wrote:
OP:
400 lbs? How tall? It's one thing on some one 6'4 and a totally different thing on 5' 4''.

regardless of height, 50 grams of protein is what you're worried about? 28g was world health orgs the recommendation for the longest time... She's not a weight lifter or body builder. She has far far more pressing issues...


3-4 lbs at dr visit? at 400 lbs, could be edema, or just that the change in diet locked her digestive system up tight...

Alternatively, set back... No reason to start trying again.

Like quitting smoking, relapses are to be expected... Important thing is to keep trying.






What in THE fuck are you talking about? LOL.

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theBird
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Steak, grilled tomatos and asparagus.
So simple, yet so effective.

This is how I make the asparagus; wrap the lemon and pepper marinated asparagus into some foil. Then put it on the grill.

Did you know that half a dozen asparagus contains 50% of an adults reccommended dose of folate. It is a great source of potassium and loaded with antioxidants.


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theBird
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Cevapi, ajvar, rice, broccoli and some olives.



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theBird
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Bird's protein balls.

1 cup of chocolate protein powder
1.5 cups of natty peanut butter
3 tablespoons of organic coconut flakes
0.5 cups of oats

Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix. Add water as needed to help with the consistency. With wet hands roll into little balls, just a little smaller than a golf ball. Then place into the fridge to set. Usually makes 9-12 decent protein snacks.


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M-Audio84
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Im so hungry from just looking at these amaizing pictures, I wounder how tasty that steak has to be :D.

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KcThrows
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I'm curious to try the protein balls....maybe change the name though!

Maybe they could be my new ghetto cookies?!

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theBird
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[quote]KcThrows wrote:
I'm curious to try the protein balls....maybe change the name though!
Maybe they could be my new ghetto cookies?![/quote]
Bird seed balls?

quote]M-Audio84 wrote:
Im so hungry from just looking at these amaizing pictures, I wounder how tasty that steak has to be :D.[/quote]
Yer, it was good. Ive been suing filler steaks lately. A little more expensive, but so juicy!


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Icarus
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I still have no idea what the hell Null was talking about. Must've posted to the wrong thread.

I make something similar to the protein balls, but hadn't thought to use oats. Will have to try that.

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theBird
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BBq'ed snappa and salmon with raw vegetable spaghetti, with a healthy dollop of basil pesto.



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Stoney56
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theBird wrote:
Steak, grilled tomatos and asparagus.
So simple, yet so effective.

This is how I make the asparagus; wrap the lemon and pepper marinated asparagus into some foil. Then put it on the grill.

Did you know that half a dozen asparagus contains 50% of an adults reccommended dose of folate. It is a great source of potassium and loaded with antioxidants.
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Why are the asparagus tips missing? That's the best tasting part...

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