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Old 10-07-2006, 03:31 PM   #31
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Ick... brown rice with sushi...

You're on your own with this one! White and Brown rice are actually the same thing. One just has a some fiber, minerals, and a trace amount of fat. Most of the world lives on white rice just fine. I assume you will take a vitamin supplement on your path to he-man (takes care of minerals), there is plenty of Omega-3 fat in the fish you will eat, so just eat something else that has a decent amount of fiber.

Sushi grade tuna that has been trimmed of it's bloodline and poor bands fetches about $20/lb. So for 1540g/wk at 105g of protein per pound, you're looking at about $300/wk for fish. Figure in good sushi rice and all your other mise-en-place and you're probably looking at $400/wk or $1600/mo just for you. Thats if you can get good quality fish all week. If you need to buy overnight via dry-ice you'll probably spend $1750/mo or so.

Sushi with top-quality fish ain't cheap... thats why most people don't eat it 21 times a week (I don't think I'd wnat to anyways... there are too many wonderful things I'd miss out on!).
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Old 10-07-2006, 03:58 PM   #32
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Buff, you're going to have to increase your caloric intake per day if you want to gain muscle mass. At your current intake, assuming you're lifting say, 4-6 times a week, you'll build muscle mass with what you have but you won't really gain a lot of additional muscle mass. But it also depends on how heavy you want to be. What's your goal in terms of weight because in order to MAINTAIN your weight, you basically need to burn more calories than you intake. Most people burn way more that 1500 calories per day (hence to 2000-2500 recommended daily intake) so while you may gain a few pounds as your body fat % decreases, you won't gain substantial weight from muscle either.
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Old 10-07-2006, 05:03 PM   #33
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You neeed to go to a gym and talk to an expert on weightlifting and the nutritional requirements that best support yout goals.
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Old 10-07-2006, 05:14 PM   #34
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Yeah, I'd agree.
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Old 10-07-2006, 08:32 PM   #35
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I already have done that, and i know that the advice i have gotten from everyone is: EAT EAT EAT EAT EAT EAT EAT EAT!

Ok fine i have to eat, but i want to eat CLEAN. Thats why i am choosing sushi, but according to Nicholas it is VERY expensive. $300 a week? no thanks, thats how much i pay for my car every month. Man to get good clean food you sure have to pay a lot, but for crap foods its right at ur fingertip at an affordable price. Sucks. : - (
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Old 10-07-2006, 08:55 PM   #36
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Please explain what you mean by clean food? There are plenty of healthy options that are not expensive.
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Old 10-07-2006, 09:07 PM   #37
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You shouldn't eat any ONE thing ALL the time! While sushi is "clean" you still need other things. You need a balance of some fruits and vegetables.

Blueberries
Almonds
darker greens and vegetables
FIBER!

I don't think sushi would be $300 per week or anywhere close - if you ate out yes, it would be much more expensive, but not to make at home.

Have you looked into any of Mediterranean/Sonoma diets? I'm just saying for the recipes and variety. You'll get some suggestions/guidelines if you don't like exactly what you see.

Have you looked into the foods/recipes from Bill Phillips? Body For Life has some great recipes - the recipe book is definatley worth the money. Not EVERYTHING is wonderful but most of it is. I'll point you to the ones that are if you decide to get it. Here is the page showing the different topics for recipes.

I have a stovetop smoker. That will give you variety in flavors. You can smoke a chicken breast, tuna, salmon, veggies. Any and all of these can then be made into another meal by making them into a wrap using a whole wheat tortilla and a low fat spread.

Yes, healthy eating is more expensive. There's no getting around that. But seriously, you need variety and I don't think it would be good to eat nothing but raw fish ALL the time! There are good carbs out there too.

I understand your thought process but it would get old VERY fast with no variety. Go to a chain bookstore and sit and look at several books. Bill Phillips, even Phil McGraw's cookbook is good, Sonoma Diet, Mediterranean Diet, just hit the healthy eating cookbook area.

Let me know what you think.

There's all sorts of "clean" recipes out there - I have some great ones. PM me if you want them.
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Old 10-07-2006, 09:10 PM   #38
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Please explain what you mean by clean food? There are plenty of healthy options that are not expensive.
I think he just means healthy, good for you, not bad for you, low fat, good mix of protein/carbs - I have a friend that uses that word all the time so I have an idea what he means.
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Old 10-07-2006, 09:48 PM   #39
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When you go to the grocery store just stick to the outside "wall" aisles. Fresh fruits/vegetables, fresh fish, fresh meat, fresh dairy, good bakery breads, and then grab a pack of gum instead of candy at the check out. The only venturing I do "into" the store is for some shredded wheat, pasta, and the occassional bag of Kettle Chips. Perishable items are stocked as close to the outside as they can get so that they are easy to replace. Perishable usually means good for you. Anything with a half-life rather than an expiration date probably isn't the best for the digestive track...

To be honest, I'm actually amazed at all the processed foods supposed "health-nuts" eat. I especially get a kick out of the pretend tofu-meats that are loaded with junk. But it's not meat!

Or "Organic" boxed Mac & Cheese...
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Or "Organic" boxed Mac & Cheese...
Don't burst my bubble!!!!!

And that's a real picture of me - I've been eating that organic mac and cheese every day for 3 years!
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