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Post by robertscott » Sat Jul 10, 2010 7:44 am

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

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Post by Ironman » Sat Jul 10, 2010 12:13 pm

You have to keep them to a minimum when trying to lose weight, but otherwise there is nothing wrong with them.

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Post by ApolytonGP » Sat Jul 10, 2010 2:42 pm

Try radishes, celery, green peppers.

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Post by robertscott » Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:53 am

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

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Post by ApolytonGP » Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:59 am

Then get yourself calipered regularly and restrict you weight gain, to what you think your muscle gain rate is. Probably a pound a montbh,

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Post by frogbyte » Mon Jul 12, 2010 12:39 pm

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.)

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Post by Ironman » Tue Jul 13, 2010 11:04 pm

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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.

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Post by robertscott » Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:24 am

Ironman wrote:
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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?

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Post by stuward » Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:58 am

!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.

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Post by frogbyte » Wed Jul 14, 2010 12:44 pm

I do actually - I love having a k-word scale. Also broccoli comes in convenient 1 pound single-serving bags.

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Post by frigginwizard » Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:27 am

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.

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Post by frogbyte » Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:07 pm

Blashphemy!

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

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Post by frigginwizard » Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:39 pm

I switched to the 2 pound bags of frozen veggies and just eyeball pour half of it.

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