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What should I be eating?

Postby x3N3Cl20 » Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:25 am

I'm overweight and I need to go on a diet. But what should I eat? Can anyone give me tips on what I should have for my 3 meals? I've read online that fat people should eat 5-6 small meals so as to increase metabolism rate, is that true? If so what should I eat? Please tell me, a desperate guy here... :oops:
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Re: What should I be eating?

Postby Boss Man » Sat Feb 04, 2012 7:49 pm

Eating 5 or 6 times a day, is not necessarily proven to be better than 3 squares, but to me, as I postd recently, I think it's better for peoples time contraints and life balance.

What meals do you eat and what times do you eat?
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Re: What should I be eating?

Postby x3N3Cl20 » Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:35 pm

Boss Man wrote:Eating 5 or 6 times a day, is not necessarily proven to be better than 3 squares, but to me, as I postd recently, I think it's better for peoples time contraints and life balance.

What meals do you eat and what times do you eat?

Breakfast at 6 AM on weekdays and around 9-10 AM on weekends. Lunch around 2:30 PM on weekdays and 1 PM on weekends. Dinner would be around 7:30-8 PM. Thats pretty much all.
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Re: What should I be eating?

Postby Boss Man » Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:55 pm

It doesn't tell me what foods you're eating though, so I can't assess whether choices are a major or minor problem.

The meal time help, but the meal choices are also a need to know thing, so we as a community can assess how much needs to change :).
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Re: What should I be eating?

Postby x3N3Cl20 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:34 am

Boss Man wrote:It doesn't tell me what foods you're eating though, so I can't assess whether choices are a major or minor problem.

The meal time help, but the meal choices are also a need to know thing, so we as a community can assess how much needs to change :).

Uhmm... Breakfast on a weekday would normally be cereal. If not then maybe a ham cheese sandwich. On a weekend it might be rice or noodle. For lunch on a weekday most common would be either chicken chop, chicken rice or spaghetti. On a weekend it will probably be rice with meat such as chicken, beef or pork with vegetables. For dinner it'll always be rice with meat and vegetables. Maybe 2 meats every other day I guess. I'm ashamed to say this but normally for dinner and lunch I tend to have 2 servings instead of one... I would appreciate it kindly if you would tell me what I should eat and what I should abstain from and the amount. Thanks! :mrgreen: :oops:
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Re: What should I be eating?

Postby Boss Man » Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:33 pm

Well you have some workable choices there that can be used.

So you could go with something like this.

Breakfast

Bowl of Cereal and a Scrambled Egg.

Snack

Large Ham Sandwich

Lunch

Pork and Veggies

Snack

Portion of Low Fat Cheese

Dinner

Beef and Rice, or Chicken and Veggies.

Snack

Portion of Peanuts. Around 1/4 cup will do.

Maybe that sort of setup would appeal to you on a daily basis and it keeps things simple, with an easy to monitor plan and 2 choices of Dinner for variety.
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Re: What should I be eating?

Postby SteVenBen » Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:04 am

For dinner it'll always be rice with meat and vegetables. Maybe 2 meats every other day I guess. I'm ashamed to say this but normally for dinner and lunch I tend to have 2 servings instead of one..
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Re: What should I be eating?

Postby jared767 » Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:24 am

When you signed up here at ShapeFit, you were given some kind of goals right? Stick to the recommended calories per day, or if you can, aim to go below the recommendation. Try to search online to find an application that will show you the nutrition facts of each food item. That's what I did when I was just starting up, I actually downloaded it on my phone for more convenience.
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