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2006/07/17 20:04:41 (permalink)
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Hotel food

Hi All,

I a kind of newbie. Been doing training on and off for about 2 years, but after a while of messing about with it, I finally got an excellent personal trainer who has introdcued me to three scary words - "compound exercises (OW!!!)" and "diet". Not diet as in diet, but eating well and frequently.

I need to bulk up due to a genetic disease, but do not want to get too fat doing it (5'9; 79 kgs, about 19% BF). I have been taking Cyclone (don't mind taste and expense is bearable) and been supplementing with XS protein bar in the afternoon.
For breakfast it has been porridge; lunch has been ether chicken with corn or salad, etc... and supper has been either steak or chicken and either veg/salad/corn.

My problem is that I travel worldwide often. Most hotels I stay in have a gym, so that's ok. I can take Cyclone with me and also protein bars, but what food should I stay away from.

I have started having scrambled eggs and beans and mushrooms for breakfast. (I do try to have a not-too big portion.) For dinner usually either grilled steak or grilled fish. What should I stay away from completely and also what is ok?

Training-wise I usually can get to a gym to do weights 3 times a week and 2 days of 45 min 65% cycling.

Thanks for the help,

Mark
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    Muscle
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    RE: Hotel food 2006/07/17 21:07:54 (permalink)
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    I think the best thing to do is just post what you eat day in day out and at what times.

    Once we know in more detail what and when you eat, ie how many eggs for breakfast and at what time ect, it will be easier to help you.

    Once you deit is right for your needs and goals, then concern yourself with supplements.
    post edited by Muscle - 2006/07/17 21:33:05

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    RE: Hotel food 2006/07/18 13:28:02 (permalink)
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    sounds like you stay in decent hotels so eating their food should not be a problem. Maybe if you ask the hotels they could make up a couple of batches of sandwiches to take with you during the day. I mean if you are a regular at some of these hotels I am sure they would oblige.


    When I stayed in a hotel for a course, I ate scrambled egg (lots of) for brekki on wholemeal toast. For dinner I usually had fillet steak with boiled potatoes and veg . Lunch was cold meat, jacket potato, salad at the course. Then I brought a couple of MRPS for in between. I was also near a sainsbury so popped in there in the evening and picked up a pot of cottage cheese to munch before bed, sorted. The hotel I stayed in wasnt that great either.

    Paul
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    RE: Hotel food 2006/07/18 13:28:44 (permalink)
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    keep to natural wholesome foods
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    RE: Hotel food 2006/07/18 18:24:17 (permalink)
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    Markatrain, also don't be afraid of asking the hotel to customize their food to how you want it. Eating out can be bad as much of the food is cooked in butters or oils and they add a ton of salt, for taste. You can always speak to the wait staff and ask them for an egg white omelette or similar. Porridge would be an ideal carbohydrate source but ensure that brown sugar etc isn't added to it, ask for it plain. You could even take some protein powder with you and add to the porridge and this will be an ideal carb/protein meal for breakfast.
    For dinner, grilled meat or fish is ideal and just ask for a plain baked potato and vegetables or brown rice and veggies or similar.
    Hope this helps!
    Linda
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    RE: Hotel food 2006/07/19 10:32:10 (permalink)
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    Thanks guys. It's been an interesting month getting into this way of life. The encouraging parts have been seeing the changes in my body shape and size. The frustrating parts have been slow changes to the big muscle groups like the cheat. I suppose patience is the order of the day.
    I always make the fatal mistake of not telling the wait staff to give me salads with sauce on the side. They always coat it in sauce. The problem is not usually overseas - when I travel to Asia, they are usually only too happy to cook whatever you'd like as you like it. Here in the UK (especially Aberdeen, it must be said), they just don't care. Must be the fact that they have a captive (petrochemical industry) audience.

    Thanks again,

    Mark
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    RE: Hotel food 2006/07/19 10:47:02 (permalink)
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    everything gets deep fried in scotland
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    RE: Hotel food 2006/07/19 12:05:02 (permalink)
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    Including mars bars!

    Bring back the Golden Age of Muscle!
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    RE: Hotel food 2006/07/19 12:48:50 (permalink)
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    Och aye yea canny beat a deep fried mars bar!! I went to the chippie the other day and noticed a 'pizza crunch' on the menu........it's a whole pizza deep fried!!!!!!
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