Nutrition | Is my diet ok?

Hey I was just wondering if my diet is alright and all-encompassing on the whole nutrients thing. If there's anything I should add please tell me.

Breakfast about 6:30 - Carnation Instant Breakfast w/ skim milk

8:30 - Plastic bag of raisin bran crunch w/o milk

9:30 - Plastic bag of raw carrots and celery

11:30 - Quaker Breakfast cookie

1:00 - Two pretzels (salt wiped off to best of ability)

3:00 - Banana & Orange

7:00 - Some green vegtable, a meat, and a starch.

9:00 - Small bowl of either cream of wheat or Raisin bran Crunch w/ skim.

I drink water, Organge Juice and skim milk throughout the day with plain green or black tea. I exercise too lifting weights every other day and either a 2 mile jog or 4 mile walk at least 5 days a week. Any and all feedback is welcome.


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Personal Trainer
1/22/2008 6:10:41 PM
Hi again,

Try and mix it up between bell peppers and hot peppers.

As for the drink go to your local supplement store and buy a bag of 'Now" Dextrose and mix a tablespoon in with one scoop of whey protein.


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1/22/2008 4:55:15 PM
Thanks I love peppers (is hot as well as bell okay?) and spinach and will certianly add them to my diet. Sorry to keep at you with questions, but what kind of drink then would you advise? i.e. Something store bought or homemade.

Personal Trainer
1/22/2008 4:15:40 PM
Great to hear that you're going to add other types of fruit and veggies. Ie. Bring a cut up pepper (green, red, yellow), cucumber, spinach... Yes, it may taste pretty plain but you're metabolism and muscles will thank you.

Gatorade should only be used if you are or planning on running for more than 50 minutes. Otherwise it's just straight sugar which will turn to fat if it's not used for energy.

I'm talking about a recovery drink which contains whey protein and dextrose (yes sugar) during and after your workouts.


2 Posts
1/22/2008 2:54:29 PM
yes thanks i'm doing that adding granola instead of pretzels and adding raisins and other fruits in with my mealplan. I'm actually allergic to apples, pears, and peaches so most easy to carry hand fruit is out. Eating melon or berries in class is pretty tough haha. As far as a recovery drink what constitutes as that, gatorade? Lastly what would you suggest in lieu of bananas and oranges? Thanks for all your advice.

Personal Trainer
1/22/2008 11:57:57 AM
I also hope that you're planning a workout with a recovery drink in there between 3-7pm. You need the protein/carbs to repair the muscle tissue that is going to help increase your metabolism.


Personal Trainer
1/22/2008 11:53:36 AM
Hi there,

I would add more fruit and vegetables into your diet. You are waiting until 930 to have your first one. You're also counting on packaged food (instant breakfast, cereal, quaker, pretzels).

Carrots and Bananas are fine, but they do spike your insulin and are therefore frowned upon by most diets.

While your sample day is ok, I would definitely suggest keeping to a few rules:

1. Add some type of protein at every meal
2. Add more fibre
3. Have fruit or veggies at every meal/snack
4. Prepare prepare, prepare! If you don't have a plan for your next meal you'll grab the easiest thing (usually packaged goods)


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