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    Getting Lean

    I lift weights 4 days a week and do MA 3 days a week. I also used to run about 3 days a week until a knee injury stopped that.

    Weight workout:
    Monday - Chest, shoulders and arms.
    tuesday - Legs and back
    wednesday - off
    thursday - chest, shoulders arms.
    friday - legs, back.

    I do alternate exercises on thurs and friday from the mon. and tuesday workouts.

    I do MA on Tuesday, Thursday nights and Sat. mornings.

    Diet:
    Breakfast = bowl of cereal or 1 egg with 1 piece of wheat toast.

    Lunch = usually fast food like a taco or a chicken sandwich.

    Dinner = usually a decent meal like baked chicken, rice and a veggie.

    I think that my workouts are pretty good and I intend to start running again once the knee totally heals. I'm an idiot when it comes to nutrition.

    I'm 5'10" and weigh in at 180lbs 20% body fat. When running I'm down to about 172lbs.

    I'm looking for a recommendation on diet.

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    no fast food for lunch make it and bring it to work
    grilled chicken works fine also tuna fish with no mayo
    have a bigger breakfast to get your metabolism started 1 egg is not going to cut it

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    You have to imagine how entertaining it is for me to imagine someone accepting dietary health advice from a guy named cannabis.

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    Dude. if you really want to shed some pounds in a healthy manner (well as reasonably hearlthy compared to others) try the southbeach diet,

    do a search on google. i think prevention.com has a good article on it.
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    I realized what i was doing after I hit the post thread button. Oh well, I was hoping that maybe someone could point me in the right direction. Maybe a book or something.

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    Try the RANDY DIET !!

    Team Quest is making it popular.
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    On the note on your knee injury...have you thought of using one of those rebound trampolines? The small ones? They do a nice cardio work out and cut about 80% + of strain on your knees and ankles. They are really good, but I mean nothing really beats runing and actually TRAVELLING distance...but you might want to look into it if you really want to get into some hardcore TRAMPOLINE CARDIO! Hehh. They are good. Kinda like jogging on a cloud...a bouncy cloud.
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    As far as your post, your diet as modified by Cannibus (eliminating the fast food lunch in favor of a home made alt) looks okay except for the skimpy breakfast. Breakfast is where you metabolism gets its burn going and sets pace for most of the day. The bowl of cereal is on the right track but the one egg and slice of toast will have you in a coma by 10 am.

    Get some good whole grain carbs like a bowl of oatmeal with fresh blueberries (also an awesome anti-oxidant) and some kind of 100% fruit juice (not from concentrate Orange Juice with added calcium r0x0rs). These are slow and hot burning energy sources.

    But nixin' the fast food in place of something from home is the best suggestion. If you have to go fast food, hit Subway or a grocery store deli for a veggie and cheese or turkey sandwich rather than a alpo taco or chickenproduct (read beaks, feet, and sphyncters ground and pressed into a breast-form) sandwich.

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    Dood, Mr. Miyagi are you selling those trampolines? That post was in a knee injury thread I was just reading. LOL :)

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    mmmmmmm, you make those fast food meals sound so delicious. Didn't know starting off the day with a bigger meal would help and I guess I should have know about the old alpo taco though. Thanks to everyone for the feedback.

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