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Old 04-14-2013, 06:01 PM   #1
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Odd Diet Questions

Hi there,

I have a question and would love to have someone knowledgeable answer it, it possible.

So I am a very busy person and I basically eat for sustenance, rather than enjoyment. I still like decent tasting foods, but what I've done is developed a meal plan that I stick to every day to get my nutrients. I am not exactly trying to lose weight, but just getting into better shape.

The goal of the diet is to not have to worry about what I'm cooking/eating next. I also like smaller meals. I eat this day in and day out and I really like it but i want to make sure that I'm getting the proper nutrition.

Morning:
-2 eggs
-2/3 zuchini
-1/2 cup mushrooms
-1 cup chopped baby spinach
-1 spring onion
-1/2 cup red pepper
-handful blueberries

The eggs are hard boiled and the veggies (save the bluebs) are fried in a teaspoon of virgin olive oil for about 2 minutes.

Lunch:
-1 sweet potato (sliced and baked)
-1/2 cup red beet
-3-5 brussel sprouts
-2/3 cup broccoli
-3-5 asparagus sticks
-1 carrot
-1 fish filet (every other day)

Veggies are lightly steamed. Fish is pan fried (I usually have organic salmon, tilapia or cod).

Dinner:
-1/2 cup rice or quinoa
-1/4 cup green olives
-1/4 cup feta cheese
-1/2 avocado
-2/3 cup tomato
-1/2 cup cucumber
-1 bosc pear

Rice/quinoa is cooked. Everything else is raw.

Snacks:
-celery
-dark chocolate (1 small cube/day)
-handful nuts

Fruits:
-1 or 2 apples a day
-1 navel orange
-1 banana
-Depending on availability: grapes, melons, plums, pomagranates, etc.

I try to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. I do 1 hour of exercise a day (4 days yoga, 2 day cardio, 1 day strength).


So is this a decent meal plan? Am I missing anything? I currently have a bit of a belly that I would like to tighten up - I won't be exercising/building muscle for a six pack or anything, mind you, just enough that I'm regularly more or less flat in that area. I like that I can easily plan for how many days I need to buy groceries and I spend less than an hour and a half cooking and eating (aside from snacks).

I'm a guy, 5'11", currently 170, 27 years old. I study piano 4-5 hours a day and bartend and am working on my PhD so I do not really have time for lots of food prep. Hence the reason for my food plan.

Let me know. Thanks!

 
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Old 11-27-2013, 09:33 AM   #2
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Re: Odd Diet Questions

Your meals choices sound good to me, Were you ever able to get more flat you like you wanting? Just wondering

 
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Re: Odd Diet Questions

Your diet plan sounds good to me, you are certainly getting all the nutrients you need, but I find it a bit too laborious and too rich in fiber. Maybe you could try to make it simpler, especially breakfast? I notice that you don't eat wheat. Are you gluten intolerant or what?

I would suggest something like this:

breakfast: one or two slices of bread (gluten-free, if necessary) + two eggs + cup of herbal tea or coffee with some almond milk

lunch: one carb (rice or quinoa or potatoes or pasta) + fish fillet + cooked and raw veggies + avocado (optional) + nuts (optional) + dark chocolate (as dessert, optional)

snack (mid-afternoon): warm weather: fresh fruit (one kind at a time: apple or pear or berries or orange etc); cold weather: banana or dried fruit (figs, dates, prunes, etc)

dinner/supper: one carb + feta cheese (if you are not lactose or casein intolerant, otherwise: chicken or fish) + veggies (raw and cooked) + nuts or avocado or dark chocolate (optional)

 
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