Originally Posted by Mmmmm..Viking
Point is, when dieting for bulking, intake differs than when dieting for cutting.
Dieting for performance training is different than both of the above. Everything changes, there are no "standards" period.
There is a lot more to it than just PROTEIN!
i know, trust me. i count everything i eat everyday, not on paper but im keeping a rough count in my head constantly.
just so you dont think im a douchebag from the gym who throws back straight protein all day ill write a typical day for me.
2 packets of weight control oatmeal(it has reduced sugar and extra protein)
i use a cup of skim milk instead of water
add a scoop of whey protein
eat a piece of fruit
and drink about 3 cups of water
some type of nut(almonds, peanuts, cashews, or pecans for a source of healthy fats)
sandwich with whole wheat bread, turkey or ham, and fat free cheese
a piece of fruit and some type of veggie
and i drink a few cups of water or diet green tea
on workout days ill go to the gym then make a shake when i come home.
for a shake i put in 2 scoops of dreyers slow churned ice cream(no added sugar and reduced fat), scoop of peanut butter, scoop of whey protein, skim milk, and a banana.
if i dont workout then i usually make another sandwich or sautee some chicken and veggies. just a light meal before dinner.
varies but i get at least 1 fruit or veggie, source of protein, and a source of whole grains.
and i drink 2 cups of skim milk.
ill drink a glass of milk or eat a light source of protein like a can of tuna or fat free cheese.
i drink water constantly throughout the day(the only liquids i ever consume are skim milk, water, diet green tea, and occasionally fruit juices depending on how it was made) and constantly watch saturated fat intake and sugars/simple carbs and make sure im getting enough protein, calories, and fiber. i take a multivitamin from the vitamin shoppe to help makeup for any vitamins that i may have not gotten enough of that day depending on what foods i had eaten.