Dieting and Living....

HeavyRuck

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#1
Good Evening Patrons,

Just wanted to see who on the forums currently count macronutrients, or live and just eat clean whole foods? I currently do, count macros. I have found this is the easiest way for me to stay on track with my diet. The only thing I hate is how hungry I get when dieting. I hate it. But when I do just eat clean whole foods 4-5 meals a day, I end up bloating up and gaining weight:dead:. Anyways, with that said... What do you guys do, what are your thoughts!?

-HR
 

racing_kitty

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You'll find there's quite a few of us on here who really pay attention to what we eat. I don't spend a whole lot of time actually counting macros and what not. I just eat meat and leafy veg, meat and leafy veg, then after a couple of months I fall off the wagon and into some potatoes, climb back on and repeat the cycle. I like how I feel when I'm eating clean, but the willpower eventually gives out when staring at a loaded baked tuber and I'm the only one not partaking of same in the house.
 

HeavyRuck

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Yeah, I'm currently overseas in South America. Where I am at, I can't find green leafy veggies believe it or not. It is hard to find clean foods. Now I see why the women of SA have such huge :thumbsup:!!!!
 

Marine0311

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#4
Good Evening Patrons,

Just wanted to see who on the forums currently count macronutrients, or live and just eat clean whole foods? I currently do, count macros. I have found this is the easiest way for me to stay on track with my diet. The only thing I hate is how hungry I get when dieting. I hate it. But when I do just eat clean whole foods 4-5 meals a day, I end up bloating up and gaining weight:dead:. Anyways, with that said... What do you guys do, what are your thoughts!?

-HR
Same as what RK said. I don't like where I am at so I must kick my own ass back into tracking calories. I like myfitmesspal.
 

lindy

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Last year I got hammered and the next days sucked balls. I read that brussel sprouts cleansed the liver and then read more...and more...and more. Tried the kale juice cleanse (still drink a few glasses each morning) and have 100% converted to raw foods diet: if it's in the produce section, it's in my belly. We even went as far as all organic and grass fed beef/chicken too. There is nothing in my house now that is from a box, has HFCS, or isn't made from scratch (even salad dressing). We bought a Vitamix blender that we used damn near daily (juices, soups, sorbets, and dressings).

I feel completely different: ZERO aches and pains in the morning and no 1400 tiredness: steady energy levels throughout the day.
 

HeavyRuck

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Last year I got hammered and the next days sucked balls. I read that brussel sprouts cleansed the liver and then read more...and more...and more. Tried the kale juice cleanse (still drink a few glasses each morning) and have 100% converted to raw foods diet: if it's in the produce section, it's in my belly. We even went as far as all organic and grass fed beef/chicken too. There is nothing in my house now that is from a box, has HFCS, or isn't made from scratch (even salad dressing). We bought a Vitamix blender that we used damn near daily (juices, soups, sorbets, and dressings).

I feel completely different: ZERO aches and pains in the morning and no 1400 tiredness: steady energy levels throughout the day.
WOW!!!!! I would totally like to try juicing, just because it makes life easier. I pray to God that I will be able to have fresh fruits and veggies in the near future. I get more excited to go home on leave just to eat clean than seeing home itself (not really) :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:!!!!
 

Etype

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I squatted 455 (below parallel, don't even try it) last Monday at 190 bodyweight, deadlifted 545 the week before. Ran a 12:48 on my last two mile.

I ate at Zaxby's and Five Guys today.


ETA-
I've also been drinking quite heavily tonight. But seriously- clean eating is good, to an extent. A lot of the top CrossFit competitors eat zone portions x2 or x3 fat. Michael Phelps pounds bread.

I think its good for everyone to track their macros for a couple days- just eat normally but record your fat/carbs/protein. Simply having awareness of how you are eating will change how you eat- subconsciously or otherwise. Read labels periodically and you will become more aware of where you are having excesses and deficiencies.
 
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SkrewzLoose

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"If your food does not come with a label, you probably don't have to worry about counting the calories in it."
Good advice from one of my CF coaches.
 

Ooh-Rah

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I tried to think of something witty to say here, nothing. So instead I will just tell the truth...about a year back there was a Paleo thread on the board; I got hooked. Lost nearly 70 pounds in about 6 months and have mainained for quite a while. I don't like the idea of being on a "diet", so instead I minimize unnecessary carbs (dinner rolls, desserts, excess beer) and eat paleo/clean whenever I can. It's made all the difference in the world and I cannot recall the last time I attempted to count calories, or felt the need.
 

Marine0311

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#14
Good Evening Patrons,

Just wanted to see who on the forums currently count macronutrients, or live and just eat clean whole foods? I currently do, count macros. I have found this is the easiest way for me to stay on track with my diet. The only thing I hate is how hungry I get when dieting. I hate it. But when I do just eat clean whole foods 4-5 meals a day, I end up bloating up and gaining weight:dead:. Anyways, with that said... What do you guys do, what are your thoughts!?

-HR
To add further I have been hitting up a Whole Foods more often.
 
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I eat the same thing for breakfast and lunch 7 days a week. 3 egg whites scrambled with ham, kale and onion. Kale salad, homemade dressing, walnuts and cranberries. Dinner and drinks are our variables. We tend to cook two large meals a week, then eat those meals in some form the rest of the week. We don't eat any bread, or carbs for the most part.
 

Marine0311

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I eat the same thing for breakfast and lunch 7 days a week. 3 egg whites scrambled with ham, kale and onion. Kale salad, homemade dressing, walnuts and cranberries. Dinner and drinks are our variables. We tend to cook two large meals a week, then eat those meals in some form the rest of the week. We don't eat any bread, or carbs for the most part.
Like Paleo?
 
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Nah, we don't follow any kind of strict diet. And we don't really freak out over the no bread or carbs. We eat pretty clean, but then I have a couple of drinks most nights either some variation of Gin or Vodka tonic or beer. So I am definitely getting my carbs.
 
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