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Food for a nutrion newb?
« on: June 19, 2009, 06:37:54 PM »
So, I read through the nutrition info on the site and, well, I was wondering exactly what sort of foods I should get. Being 18 and living with my mom, I'd like to be able to tell her what sort of foods to start getting me. We've never had the most... Nutritious meals. And I'm not very good at estimating measurements for portion sizes. Not to mention the most I've ever made was perhaps boiling some noodles.

So, I'd just like to know some easy(ish?) stuff to make for a while till I get a bit more confident in my cooking skills. I'd also like to know some specifics so that I can make up a good grocery list too. I'd just like portions for a single person, and I could scale them to more people in case the rest of my family wants to try and learn from my example, heh.

Also, I'd like to try to eat fish too, I like sushi, but I don't trust myself that much, heh. What would you guys recommend?

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Re: Food for a nutrion newb?
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2009, 08:39:48 PM »
Depends, what are your goals? To lose weight (body fat) or to put on weight?

I eat a lot of food.

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Re: Food for a nutrion newb?
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2009, 07:21:11 AM »
Well, mostly just to keep healthy really. And perhaps also to promote some muscle growth as well. Skinny enough already, heh.

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Re: Food for a nutrion newb?
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2009, 03:07:20 PM »
I would suggest alot of lean meats (chicken breast, fish, lean beef, etc.) and good fats (avocado, almonds, etc.) so your shopping list could  look something like this.

Chicken Breast (actual breasts, not processed sliced breast)
Turkey breast (not processed)
95/5 Ground beef (protein)
Flank steak (protein)
Almonds, cashews,etc.(good fat)
Tilapia (protein and good oils)
Salmon (protein and the oil in the fish helps you absorb nutrients and has I believe amino acids or something?)
Pinto beans (protein)
Eggs (protein and good fat)
Milk (whole if your looking to gain weight or 2% is fine)
Avocado (good fat)
Banana (good PWO snack or morning snack)
Apples
Oranges
Any fresh vegetables you like

« Last Edit: June 21, 2009, 09:07:55 PM by Grayson »
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Re: Food for a nutrion newb?
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2009, 05:02:55 AM »
Because we get this question so much in the diet forum I wrote up an article on how to get started on eating right...

Eating Right: How to Get Started
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Re: Food for a nutrion newb?
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2009, 03:02:17 PM »
Because we get this question so much in the diet forum I wrote up an article on how to get started on eating right...

Eating Right: How to Get Started
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^^ Those are *excellent* resources to get you started. Also, to help you build skill and confidence in your cooking skills, here is another article that you can use to help you prepare the foods Chris recommends in his article:

All About Food: How to Easily and Cheaply Shop, Cook, and Eat for Health

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