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Helga The Great
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2011/03/29 16:44:32 (permalink)


I am sorry if I am repeating what everyone always asks.
I am completely dumbfounded about what diet I should be following.  But my main question is are supplements like whey & BCAA's vital in my diet?
Goals - Happy with weight but would liked to be more toned with good muscle definition. 
Today I've had...  excuse my naughty treats.  I have these too often
Breakfast: Porridge, mixed nuts & fruit with part skimmed milk and part water
Snack: banana
Lunch: Mackerel on brown bread with salad, packet of crisps, 1/2 bag of liquorice allsorts
Snack: kiwi
Dinner: Chicken salad, probably a bowl of icecream!
I only drink water throughout the day
A week
I cycle 12 miles x4
Mon - chest, triceps, glutes & abs
Tue - back, biceps, shoulders
Wed - walk 6 miles to work / run home 6 miles - at home I do isolation leg & glute exercises
Thur - chest, triceps, glutes & abs
Fri - back, biceps, shoulders
So my question is do I need supplements in my diet?

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    Re:Supplements 2011/03/29 17:02:55 (permalink)
    You haven't stated any amounts, though the foods you are eating are along the right lines (except those little treats  ), but it doesn't look like you're eating anywhere near enough for the amount of work you are doing both with weights and cardio and it doesn't look like you're getting enough protein in there either.
    Have plenty of protein with each meal and then a carb + protein shake post workout. 1.5grams of protein per lb of bodyweight per day is what many recommend, some people go for 2 grams per lb of bodyweight.
    Protein shakes are a convenient way to get more protein into the diet and are good post workout. I have a shake in the morning and one post workout and the one post workout I add some fast acting carbs, then about an hour later I have a solid food meal.
    I prefer to eat solid foods and I think I'll be cutting down on my shakes to one a day which will be post workout.
    post edited by MonkeyMagic - 2011/03/29 17:04:55
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