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Old 11-09-2008, 12:02 PM   #11
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My bodyweight fluctuated between 148-152lbs (5'5") at the time I was Zoning and until I came to college this fall, and I haven't been higher than 10% BF, on or off Zone. I meant I had more fat as in I was eating more blocks of fat. Doubling my calories to 5000kcals a day is a normal thing for me today, and was the same before being on Zone. I was eating TONS of food and my parents were in shock when I started eating less. Currently I'm hovering between 163-166lbs (5'5") but that was on a month of intentional weight gain in order to give myself a fighting chance in the 77kg class. I hover between 7-10% BF depending on the day.

After putting on the mass my intake is back to 5000kcals, whereas it was closer to 6000+ as I was gaining (as well as more volume while lifting). My diet hasn't changed much at all over the past 5 years, I'm just in college this year. I still eat a lot, and the breakdown of my caloric intake is 60-65% fats, 25-30% protein, and 10-15% carbs. Respectively (according to fitday.com) I consume on average 320g of fats (mostly oils and olives), 270g of protein, and 120g of carbs daily (all from fruits and veggies). At home this was pretty much the same thing, although I'd say the fat intake might have been closer to the amount of protein I consumed.

I chalk up the ridiculous amount of protein I consume (which can get upwards of 350g if the cafeteria is serving steak for dinner) to my great recovery. On the Zone I could be run down into the ground after heavy lifting days or heavy sprint/gymnastics days. Nowadays I very rarely ever get sore, even after doing Tabata rowing or anything like that. If I am sore I notice it's when I don't eat enough meat and calories.
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Old 11-11-2008, 01:45 PM   #12
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I consume on average 320g of fats (mostly oils and olives), 270g of protein, and 120g of carbs daily (all from fruits and veggies). At home this was pretty much the same thing, although I'd say the fat intake might have been closer to the amount of protein I consumed.

I chalk up the ridiculous amount of protein I consume (which can get upwards of 350g if the cafeteria is serving steak for dinner) to my great recovery.
Damn you and your college meal plan! Funding a 200+ g/day protein gets expensive.

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Old 11-11-2008, 03:53 PM   #13
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Brian, never underestimate the "contributions to recovery" that simply being 18 years old gives you...

That is compounded many times by the fact that you train and eat smart.
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Old 11-11-2008, 03:58 PM   #14
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I always consider that a cop-out though, Garret.

Honesty, Gant, eating 200g+ at home wasn't too hard either. We always had enough nuts, meat, and yogurt at home to keep me satiated. BJ's and Cosco are a Godsend. It's going to suck seeing how much of my paycheck is going towards food though each week when I get off the meal plan. Oh well, I need to survive to make money.

It was funny, my mom was afraid my meal plan wasn't going to be enough. Lol.
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Old 11-11-2008, 04:12 PM   #15
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I look at it this way--using age as an excuse to eat crappy and train stupid would be a cop-out.

You are doing quite the opposite.
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Old 11-11-2008, 04:46 PM   #16
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Thanks, I've always eaten this way and was always told to think for myself and read between the lines. Everyone, clients especially, love I'm just full of fun facts about nutrition and exercise.

I just don't see the thing about being 18 as having too much of an influence if I already am eating and training smart. I like to think if it weren't for that I'd be much worse off.
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Old 11-11-2008, 05:14 PM   #17
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Lol.

Thanks Brian - a few things for me to ponder there.

Also you have inspired me to try and log my daily munching on FitDay - I do enjoy playing with diet and this will help add hard data to my observations and thoughts.
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