My Diet (many many questions!!!!!)
Hey everybody. I read the â€œhelp for posting your dietâ€ post so I think I should have most of the info needed. I thought I had an awesome diet going on but I have been reading a lot and I realized that I need a lot of help.
I am looking to gain a lot more muscle mass. I donâ€™t want to be like giant huge, I just want a lot more shape and at the same time stay very agile. At first I just wanted to look better but now I am starting to fall in love with my body. I love feeling extremely healthy and it is awesome to be so much stronger than my friends. I have a few pictures hung up of what I want to look like and I am hoping they help me reach my goal. (if this is a goal that you guys think I am going to get bored of and drop go ahead and state your opinions)
My age 18
My weight is 163 pounds
My height is 6â€™2â€
My body fat is (I donâ€™t know how to measure my body fat)
My workout routine is centered around 6 days. Day 1 Chest / Shoulders / Traps â€“ Day 2 Abs â€“ Day 3 Biceps / Triceps / Forearm / Lats â€“ Day 4 Abs â€“ Day 5 Cardio (running 5 or more miles) â€“ Day 6 Abs â€“ And then start on Day 1 again. My â€œday 1â€ and â€œday 3â€ workouts are usually around 20-30 minutes long. I cannot afford to work out at the local gym so I workout in the basement (We have lots of equipment such as chinup/dip bars, bench press, bar bells, etc) but the only thing I am worried about is the time of day that I work out. It varies greatly. My job gets in the way so sometimes I will work out right after breakfast or sometimes I might be working out before I go to bed. (Please tell me if this is a problem or not)
I have a very active life. I try to rest on days when I work out but that usually never works. During the summer I go to the beach once or twice a day and swim with friends for 20-30 minutes along with volleyball, wrestling, skateboarding, or something like that.
I cannot give an estimate on how many calories I eat each day because (except for breakfast) my meals vary greatly. Here is a normal day for me:
8:00 am â€“ wake up
8:15 am â€“ bowl of cereal (skim milk) and 4 eggs
10:30 am â€“ one or two peanut butter sandwiches (wheat bread)
12:00 pm â€“ family meal (varies from steak to hotdogs to bologna sandwhiches)
3:00 pm â€“ 3 mouthfuls of peanut butter with some veggies and fruit.
6:00 pm â€“ supper (pretty much the same as the family meal)
9:00 pm â€“ pb&j sandwich or some left-overs
12:00 am â€“ sleep
Liquids: I will drink anywhere from 1/2 gallon to 3/4 gallon of water and 2-3 glasses of milk a day. Rarely I will have some strawberry milk or apple juice but I canâ€™t remember how long ago it has been since I drank something other than milk and water. I think I should add that I never ever drink pop. I gave it up 4 years ago and I have formed hatred against it.
Creatine: Yesterday was my first day on creatine. Unfortunately I realized how uneducated I was on the subject and I found out that creatine pills are pointless (after I opened the bottle) but I will finish this 15 day bottle then start on some powder. I take one serving after breakfast and the second serving around 9:00 pm. Each serving is â€œethyl ester HCL 2 gramâ€.
I eat sweets once every six days (it collaborates with my workout routine). My junkfood-day is on the day that I go running because (just a guess) I burn the most fat on that day. On junkfood-day I eat my average meal plan except between meals I will have a bowl of chips or donut and later on in the day some icecream or cookies. This is not happening as much though, I am starting to want junkfood less and less and on my junkfood-day I am not splurging nearly as bad as when I first started the diet. Donuts and Ice-cream are the only enemies that I really have left.
I am looking for a lot of tips on what I can do to make my diet healthier. Focusing on how to get more protein into my diet (CHEAPLY! Money is a big issue for me) and if I am missing anything of great importance. You can even tweak my workout routine if you think it sucks. Any help is greatly appreciated.
One last question: are Popsicles in the plastic tubes bad because we recently bought a box and I have been eating 3-4 a day because they are pretty much just water.