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2009/07/24 08:54:25 (permalink)
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carbs last thing

Is it OK for me to have 2 thin slices of wholemeal bread before bed when cutting?
I try to fit it into the rest of my diet.
 
My diet varies daily although yesterday was a particularly good day for me:
 
1. 50g whey, 1 cup of oats
 
2. 120g beef, wholewheat bread, tomatoes/salad, salad cream, 1 pack crisps.
 
3. 50g whey.
 
Cardio session (700 kcals burned).
 
4. 120g salmon, 100g boiled potato, 150g broccoli
 
5. 2 slices wholemeal bread, 130g tuna, mayo, tomato.
 
6. zzzzzzzzzzz
 
Total Cals: 2141
protein: 207.6g
carbs: 173.5g
fat: 69.9g
 
I'm looking to drop about a stone of fat by the end of October. If I stick to this sort of diet will I do it?
 
My stats are: 31 y/o, 6'1, 182lb, 21%bf. (143lb LBM).
post edited by mikejm - 2009/07/24 10:27:01
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    martink
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    Re:carbs last thing 2009/07/24 11:12:49 (permalink)
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    i would leave it personally, and just have a tuna salad instead.
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    Jakeuk1
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    Re:carbs last thing 2009/07/24 12:38:28 (permalink)
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    Do you not like cottage cheese?

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    mikejm
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    Re:carbs last thing 2009/07/24 12:46:45 (permalink)
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    Cottage cheese is OK. I can never find any in my ASDA though. Plus it would get a bit boring having that every night. Do you just eat it out of the pot?

    I don't like eating tinned Tuna without bread really.
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    Re:carbs last thing 2009/07/24 14:05:07 (permalink)
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    mikejm

    Cottage cheese is OK. I can never find any in my ASDA though. Plus it would get a bit boring having that every night. Do you just eat it out of the pot?

    I don't like eating tinned Tuna without bread really.


    Personally I love the stuff and eat it straight from the tub - I go for the natural, full fat morrissons variety because it is much lower in sugar, and the fat slows down the digestion of the protein in it anyway so it's a win / win situation there.
     
    Carbs before bed isn't a big deal, however if you aren't too keen on cottage cheese. I would usually advocate a slow release protein source such as cottage cheese, quark, milk or a micellar casein protein powder ... but in the grand scheme of things, any sort of protein will probably be fine before bed. So yeah, stick with a tuna sandwich. As long as the rest of your diet is in check, and creates an overall deficit that fits your personal maintainance levels etc then just stick with it and see how it goes.

    "Protein Powder .. that's like steroids, right?"

    "Yes, chocolate flavoured steroids. I also have some strawberry flavoured crystal meth if you're interested?"

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    markfj
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    Re:carbs last thing 2009/07/24 14:14:43 (permalink)
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    try quark if you dont like cottage cheese

    I cant stand cottage cheese, but quark mixed with a little water, milk or yogurt isnt that bad
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    Big M!
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    Re:carbs last thing 2009/07/24 14:18:23 (permalink)
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    what about carbs before bed on a lean bulk? is that not a good idea either??
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    Re:carbs last thing 2009/07/24 15:52:06 (permalink)
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    Carbs before bed is fine if it fits in with everything else.  By the time it is digested and assimilated, you'll be awake and moving anyway.

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    Drew Price
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    Re:carbs last thing 2009/07/24 16:15:33 (permalink)
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    There's reasons why you would avoid it and reasons why you wouldn't. Largly they rest upon activity and what you're hormones are doing and how your tissues are 'listening' to those hormones.

    Generally:

    Avoid:
    if you gain fat easily
    if your are already eating more than you need to
    if you have been quite fat in the past for a significant period of time
    if you're not very active
    if you're a light sleeper

    Don't avoid
    if you;re slim or usually carry low body fat
    if your an ecto or mesomorph
    if you;re having trouble getting the cals in
    if you;re very active

    Give it a go and find out.

    26By the time it is digested and assimilated, you'll be awake and moving anyway.

    Must be a short sleep then.....


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    Re:carbs last thing 2009/07/24 17:38:08 (permalink)
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    26 By the time it is digested and assimilated, you'll be awake and moving anyway. Must be a short sleep then.....

     
    thats what i though
     
    i would drop the pack of crisps at least
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    mikejm
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    Re:carbs last thing 2009/07/25 16:44:00 (permalink)
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    Thanks for the comments.

    Other than that is the diet OK?
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    Re:carbs last thing 2009/07/25 21:17:34 (permalink)
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    I have porridge every night before bed. Wouldn't choose bread as my prebed carbs though.
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    Re:carbs last thing 2009/07/25 22:05:10 (permalink)
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    kitty; why not bread? any reason inparticular
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    Re:carbs last thing 2009/07/25 22:32:36 (permalink)
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    Would prefer a slower release source than bread, although the protein and fat will help slower release.
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    Re:carbs last thing 2009/07/26 05:30:44 (permalink)
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    BigM, I just think there are better options if you want to lose weight and I've found through my own experience and that of others that bread can slow weight loss down. I think for bedtime a more 'pure' carb is better.
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