Wow, thanks for taking the time for such a lengthy reply.
I read the stickies aaages ago, but you're right, I should read them again with my new questions in mind.
I'm 24, about 169cm.
Hmmm, now you mention it, I'm not entirely sure what my specific aims are. I want to maintain my current weight and drop about 3kg for fights. Yes, gaining some more muscle would be good too, but I don't feel it's a major concern.
Yeah, this is probably the hardest thing for me, because my job makes it hard to eat between about 9am and 1pm each day (beyond nuts or fruit). Sometimes I'm not able to get lunch until 2pm, and three hours after that, I start training. Then I often don't get home until 8:30. Possibly I should try to split my lunch into two smaller meals, and bring something to eat immediately after training.
You are eating well already, so all you need to do is make sure you eat regularly (every 3-4 hours) in small portions that more or less fit in your cupped hands.
Actually, I'd never even thought about vitamin C, but yeah, I really should.
make sure that you take lots of vitamin C (at least 300mg 2 hours before training, plus additional vitamin C in the morning).
Ah sorry, I wrote this wrong: it's the soy sausages (and other similar foods, that are available here, anyway) that are quite high in salt (two soy sausages has 590mg). I'd just eat tofu all the time but, as much as I like it, I just get sick of it if it's every meal.
Also, where on Earth did you get that soy products are high on sodium?
I try not to eat dairy foods made with animal rennet. I have vegetarian yogurt. I'm not fastidious about it (I love cheese too much, and they don't make vegetarian versions of some types), but where possible. If whey is the best way to go, I'd eat it, but if other proteins are just as good, I'll go for them instead.
You refrain from whey protein but you eat yogurt?
Thanks again. Off to read stickies....