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Results of counting my daily cal/pro intake (bit of help needed)

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2006/07/17 06:54:42 (permalink)
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Results of counting my daily cal/pro intake (bit of help needed)

Hey I am working on my nutrition for each day and I am making good progress. Yesterday I started counting my calories and protein. I made a sheet to write everything down on and I now carry it with me until I get a sufficient daily meal plan created. (I measured everything yesterday to get an estimate of what I usually eat) Here is how the day went:

Breakfast through Supper: 1.5 cups of Great Grains cereal (cup of milk), 4 egg whites, 2 egg yolks, Tator Tot Hot Dish (roughly 6 oz), ½ pb&j sandwich, 2 hot dogs, 1 chicken pot pie, cup of Raisin Bran (cup of milk)

Snacks/Liquids: fat free yogurt, 5 cups of milk, lots of water

After calculating the total I found out that I ate about 133 Grams of Protein and 2940 Calories. I am quite happy with this because I thought my calories were going to be somewhere near 5000. I am off by about 30 grams of protein to match my weight (click the link if you need more info about me and my training http://www.muscletalk.co.uk/My_Diet_%28many_many_questions%21%21%21%21%21%29/m_1244575/tm.htm ).

My Questions
1. I’m 18 and my life is pretty active so what do you think would be a safe limit for my calorie intake. (can I take in more calories on weight training days?)
2. I want to reach 165 grams of protein (more on weight training days) by eating healthy foods and it should be possible since I have some leeway on my calories but would you guys recommend that I start using whey protein to help me get over the last hump?

Thanks for your help.
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    freak_in_cage
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    RE: Results of counting my daily cal/pro intake (bit of help needed) 2006/07/17 09:00:46 (permalink)
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    only drink whey first thing in the morning and after workout, rest of the time natural sources are better.

    however, whey can be used for convienience if your busy!
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    olliem
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    RE: Results of counting my daily cal/pro intake (bit of help needed) 2006/07/17 09:30:42 (permalink)
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    you can buy micelluar casen which is a slower releasing protien to take during the day as freak said whey is only good at key times.

    Live it
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    RE: Results of counting my daily cal/pro intake (bit of help needed) 2006/07/17 11:42:44 (permalink)
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    Breakfast through Supper: 1.5 cups of Great Grains cereal (cup of milk), 4 egg whites, 2 egg yolks, Tator Tot Hot Dish (roughly 6 oz), ½ pb&j sandwich, 2 hot dogs, 1 chicken pot pie, cup of Raisin Bran (cup of milk)


    regardless of age, goals, stats and lifestyle that is an awful selection of food

    processed rot throughout, poor protein, lack of essential fats, no fruit and veg and simply wont support a quality, healthy lifestyle

    133 Grams of Protein and 2940 Calories


    so around 500-550 calories from protein, the rest from poor sources of food

    the quality of the protein is also an issue...hot dogs? chicken pie? (i dread to think)

    only thing i can see of any quality are eggs and they are kept to a minimum
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    lspade69
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    RE: Results of counting my daily cal/pro intake (bit of help needed) 2006/07/17 17:35:45 (permalink)
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    Crud, i knew I was forgetting something, "no fruit and veg". I do usually have a salad or some cellery along with a banana or orange but we need to go shopping and we are out of "fresh" fruit. But I expected to hear bad things about the hotdog and chicken pie thing. This was when I was at work. I only get a 15 minute break so I don't have time to make anything good. I work at a grocery store so I use my tip money to bye something cheap/filling (the chicken/brocly pie) and then I brought the hotdogs from home (the only meat source we had except for a freezer full of steaks/bacon/t-bone but I couldn't make these during break).

    So this is where I need your guys help. What is something full of protein and healthy for the body that I can cook and eat within 15 minutes?? Also, what are essential fats????
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