[quote=“Chain Drive”]hey everybody, i have a couple questions about the nutrition of foods. i just started the tuffcuff program phase 1 week 5, and im curious about what foods i should eat. im 155lbs 5’ 7" and im trying to burn fat while also putting on muscle (if thats posssible)
egg yolks - are these okay to eat, or should i go strictly egg whites?
peanut butter - is this a good snack before or after working out?
cold cuts (turkey/ham/chicken) - am i getting any nutrition from these?
chocoloate milk - anybody drink this after your workout?
ALL HELP IS GREATLY APPRECIATED :D[/quote]
Sometimes pitchers fall into the trap of “dieting” while trying to gain muscle. You can’t do both. Lean muscle mass comes from eating more while working out so your body had nutrients to help build and recover from the training sessions.
Egg yokes have too much fat. Peanut butter is only OK if it’s all-natural, otherwise it’s got hydro fat and too much sugar – and if you’re eating it on white bread as opposed to whole wheat, you’re just adding starch (empty calories) which turns to sugar in the body with no additional benefit. Cold cuts are OK, but they tend to have a lot of salt (again, again, you gotta watch what bread you’re eating). And chocolate milk is probably too sugary.
Can you get a tub of protein and mix a protein shake twice a day? One between breakfast and lunch and one 30 minutes following your workout?
2 scoops of whey protein
2 cups skim milk
1 cup frozen berries (strawberries, blueberries, etc.)
1 banana (in the morning shake)
That’s a more nutritious option, in my opinion.
Also, you should be eating 6 smaller meals a day, spaced out every 2-3 hours as opposed to 3 main meals, like most traditional Americans eat. You should also be eating LOTS of veggies, such as yams, asparagus, carrots, tomatoes, dark green lettuce (not iceberg), peppers, squashes, etc. Have an orange, banana and apple daily, too, and all your nutrient needs will be covered from whole foods, which is key!