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Posted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 7:44 am
by robertscott
i was kind of taking the rough with the smooth with nuts. I know they're calorie dense but I need some sort of snack food in my life and nuts seem to be the best option.

I'll rotate them like you said Stuward

Posted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 12:13 pm
by Ironman
You have to keep them to a minimum when trying to lose weight, but otherwise there is nothing wrong with them.

Posted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 2:42 pm
by ApolytonGP
Try radishes, celery, green peppers.

Posted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:53 am
by robertscott
Ironman wrote:You have to keep them to a minimum when trying to lose weight, but otherwise there is nothing wrong with them.
thing is I'm still trying to gain weight, just trying to do it with zero fat

Posted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:59 am
by ApolytonGP
Then get yourself calipered regularly and restrict you weight gain, to what you think your muscle gain rate is. Probably a pound a montbh,

Posted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 12:39 pm
by frogbyte
The nice thing about nuts is that they don't go bad. As far as a portable on-hand snack food they're tough to beat. Although I do also have some 100% chocolate I occasionally snack a bit on. (I'm more concerned about late night caffeine there though.)

Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 11:04 pm
by Ironman
robertscott wrote:
Ironman wrote:You have to keep them to a minimum when trying to lose weight, but otherwise there is nothing wrong with them.
thing is I'm still trying to gain weight, just trying to do it with zero fat
That's easy, keep the carbs around 100 or so and eat clean, no junk food.

Posted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:24 am
by robertscott
Ironman wrote:
robertscott wrote:
Ironman wrote:You have to keep them to a minimum when trying to lose weight, but otherwise there is nothing wrong with them.
thing is I'm still trying to gain weight, just trying to do it with zero fat
That's easy, keep the carbs around 100 or so and eat clean, no junk food.
A hundred eh? that actually sounds a little higher than I expected. Do you weigh your food?

Posted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:58 am
by stuward
!00 grams/carbs is about right for maintenance for most people. Some need more or less depending on how your body tolerates them. If you're trying to gain weight you probably need more than that. You probably should cycle them, a little high on workout days, less than maintenance on non-workout days. Keep protein and fats relatively constant.

Posted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 12:44 pm
by frogbyte
I do actually - I love having a k-word scale. Also broccoli comes in convenient 1 pound single-serving bags.

Posted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:27 am
by frigginwizard
frogbyte wrote:I do actually - I love having a k-word scale. Also broccoli comes in convenient 1 pound single-serving bags.
:-/ it used to, now its 12 ounce bags. At least here.

Posted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:07 pm
by frogbyte
Blashphemy!

Annoyingly, asparagus comes in 12 oz bags here, which is partly why I almost never buy it.

Posted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:39 pm
by frigginwizard
I switched to the 2 pound bags of frozen veggies and just eyeball pour half of it.