BIG diet problems, what to do?
As I'm sure that a few of you have read, I'm having all these problems with the squits at the moment (oi - stop laughing!
I'm pretty sure it's down to my whey powder, and for all I know it could be the brand, or it could be the whey itself - apparently 7% of bodybuilders that use whey suffer with diarreah.
I'm thinking maybe I should ditch the whey, but I wonder how much this will affect my gaining, because of the speed with which it can replace glycogen stores first thing in the morning and post-workout.
My wife's read quite a few thing that hit me as quite scary, like having your protein to other foods ratio over 35% increases your risk of cancer - I'm trying to cut so unfortunately I have high protein, low carb. It's common knowledge that Atkin's can cause depression because of the low carbs, and I have a depressive nature, and am in fact going to the Doc's later to ask for some meds. I've become really freaked out about this whole thing, trying to find cheap varied sources of protein, and so far all I do is eat bloody tuna, or the occasional packet of chicken breasts that I get cheap.
Also, she's come across stuff that says high protein intake in general can cause gall bladder and colon problems, colon and rectal cancer.
My diet is:
Morning - 1 scoop of whey in water, 3 slices of whole grain toast with mashed up banana
A bit later, I have another scoop with whey in milk.
After the gym, I have another scoop of whey in water, followed by a tuna wrap, with 2-2.5 cans of tuna in it
Bit later, more whey in milk with some fruit, maybe a bag of crisps
Evening and it's another tuna wrap as before.
Sometimes instead of the wrap, I'll have a tuna salad with a little pasta in it instead.
There's at content in the low fat mayo, so I've got fat, carbs and protein in my diet - but I'm still trying to shift those few pounds that have refused to move for months. Any nutritional specialists here such as Toxic Toffee, I'd really like your take on if you think my carbs are too low, bearing mind that I'm trying to cut - am I right in saying that not enough carbs can make the weight difficult to shift because of starvation mode? How much is 'not enough'?
I just feel completely lost in it all, and hopeless that I can't shift the weight at the same time as sh1tting myself inside out and so losing valuable protein and other nutrients. Please help me guys, I just don't know what to do.
post edited by groovemeister - 2005/07/28 15:52:20