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stronglifts 5x5, diet critique and thoughts + PICS
RIGHT....i decided to do the stronglifts 5x5 program which i will be starting at the begining of april. here goes....
19 years old
5 foot 7 (170cm)
65kg (143lbs/10st 4lbs)
SIMPLES....to bulk until i'm around 70kg. i've never been above 66kg, so it'll be a big boost for me just to get to 70kg. anything above that would be a BONUS. I don't really mind putting on some fat TBH as i'm fairly lean. get stronger than what i am now.
i just need your opinions/ thoughts about my diet. here is what i plan to eat:
on training days (Monday, wednesday, friday)
07:45am - 3 boiled eggs
a shake with "100g MP instant oats + 250ml whole milk
1 scoop of Impact whey protein (25g) + flaxseeds"
1 multivitamin tab
10:30am - sandwich with 2 wholemeal slices of bread
100g beef sausages (best sausages EVER!!!!)
Coleslaw on each piece of bread
1 boiled egg
handful of nuts (which ones are the best cashew?? or almond??
13:00pm - 100g wholemeal pasta with a can of tuna, a can of sweetcorn
spinach (not sure how much though)
1 boiled egg
orange or apple juice
15:30pm - another sandwich with 2 wholemeal slices of bread
100g of chicken sausages
coleslaw on each piece of bread
18:00pm - pre workout shake with 100g MP Instant oats
300ml whole milk
1 scoop of Impact whey protein (25g)
a slice of bread, maybe 2 (depending on how i feel)
19:00pm - Stronglifts 5x5 workout (A or B)
20:05pm - post workout shake with dextrose (75grams)
2 scoops of impact whey protein
350ml of whole milk
maybe some flaxseeds in there as well???
i plan to take my the supplements for my PostWorkout shake with me so i can make the shake straight after the workout.
21:00 - cottage cheese 200g
2 small sweet potatoes 300g
tablespoon of peanut butter
sleep around 22:30------------wake up about 07:00am
on non-workout days (tuesday, thursday, saturday, sunday), i don't plan to have the usual pre and post workout shakes but instead i opted to have
50g brown rice with sweddish meatballs yum yum
spinach (again, not too sure how much i should be having)
some coleslaw and orange juice
i will cook 2 portions (1 to eat @ 18:00 and the 2nd portion @ 20:00
ANY opinions and thoughts would be much appreciated (good or bad). i personally think it' a pretty solid diet but there's a bit too much bread, but then again i LOVE bread
(i know ppl on here love to see pictures). they are poor quality TBH, but at least you'll get an idea of what i look like.
Last edited by Lutonboi1000; 20-03-2010 at 09:59 PM.
SORRY for the massive pictures PPL. i didn't realise they were gonna be this BIG
1 thing i noticed is that my left calf if bigger than my right which really annoys me. i think i may have to add some standing and seated calf raises at the end of my stronglifts 5x5 programme. i've always wanted nice (WIDE) calves
WHAT do you guys think???
Last edited by Lutonboi1000; 20-03-2010 at 09:40 PM.
my diet is based on the one on the myprotein website but with slight changes. in terms of calories, i'm not too sure how many i'll be consuming but i'm guessing about 3,500 kcals probably more. i haven't really calclated the carbs, protein anf fats amounts. well i was going to but that foodfocus website takes an age to learn. i joined thinking it was going to be easy as ABC but nope, it was far from it. probably because it was 5am in the morning and i was feeling sleepy. i will try again tonight.
Last edited by Lutonboi1000; 20-03-2010 at 09:54 PM.
diet looks good mate, there are certainly enough calories for bulking so strength and size are sure to increase
looks like you are getting enough protein, but you may benefit from increasing fats a bit more in place of some of the carbs. Of course it's difficult to tell at the moment without knowing the exact macro breakdown, but that's just what I suspect anyway. I'd say 80g of fat is a minimum.
Regarding the nuts, any and all are good. Go for cashews and almonds. :P
I'd leave the flax seeds out of your PWO shake as it will just slow digestion down, and since you have flax seeds in the morning a second dose is not really required at all tbh as the omega 3 conversion rate is quite poor.
Spinach, I guess a couple of hundred grams a day would be sufficient?? Not sure if there are any ill-effects from consuming too much.
Oh, and you need better lighting for your pics lol, but it looks like you have a very lean base to build upon.
thanks for the feedback anabolic. what kind of foods should i consume to increase my fat count??
Originally Posted by anabolic
BTW.....I'LL be using unflavoured instant oats and unflavoured impact whey protein in my shakes. i'll also be adding things like cocoa powder, nesquick and honey to mix up the flavours a little bit rather than sticking to one flavour.
Good sources of fat:
-Mackerel, salmon, or any oily fish
-nuts of all varieties
-extra virgin olive oil
-any fatty cuts of meat (10/20% mince etc.)
-green & black's 85% chocolate (occasionally :P)
i'm probably missing some obvious ones but those are my main fat sources (minus whole milk as i'm slightly lactose intolerant)
Originally Posted by anabolic
2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil with my morning shake (everyday)
A tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil with my pre-workout shake (only on training days).
2 tablespoons of peanut butter @ 21:00 instead of 1 (on non training days ONLY)
surely that will be enough??? what do you think??
1) will the olive oil ruin my shakes? i wanna enjoy my shakes and not have to down them quickly because of bad taste. i reckon the oil might make me throw up (gut feeling). perharps i just need to MAN UP!!
hwaaa i yeah olive oil is rank. I think some people shoot them
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i add in olive oil when blending my shakes. All I can taste is the Bananas and oats.
Wouldnt have it on its own though!
NOOOOOOO coma. i don't think olive oil is rank as i use it to cook lots of foods. i meant ..if i drink olive oil on it's own, i would just throw up (just a gut feeling). would the oil have the same effect on me if i was to put it in my shakes is the MILLION DOLLAR QUESTION??
Originally Posted by comanight2
it shouldn't be a problem me thinks as i will be using things like cocoa powder, honey and nesquick for flavouring. if worst comes to worst, i will just have to man up.
Last edited by Lutonboi1000; 22-03-2010 at 01:48 PM.
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