Wednesday, February 20, 2002

Can someone make me a diet?

Hi. I'm doing the Classic P90X workout routine and I wanted to maximize my results, so I need help on getting started with a high protein, low fat diet. I know it comes with a meal plan thing, but my friend doesn't have it. Something to help me get as big and ripped as possible while losing some body fat. A list of foods would be great, as well as recipes.


Answer on Can someone make me a diet?

Gaining muscle takes the same amount of focus and preparation as
losing weight. Some important facts about gaining muscle:

You can't necessarily gain muscle without gaining some fat as well.
There are no magic foods, powders or pills that will allow you to
gain muscle and lose fat at the same time. Some people can do this
naturally (again, the genes), but most will gain some fat along with
the muscle
Your body is very different from a bodybuilder--trying to gain mass
to look like them is not the best idea. They have different muscle
fibers than you and some may even be getting a little help from
illegal substances.
If you're a teenager, you'll have a hard time changing your body
dramatically. It's changing constantly and it will change even more as
the years pass.
Gaining weight requires eating more and lifting more
Gaining muscle requires that you eat more calories than you burn. For
those with high metabolisms, that may seem impossible, but if you try
a few of these tricks, you'll find that adding calories to your day is
easier than you think:

Choose calorie-rich foods like granola, bagels, biscuits, avocados,
olives, corn, meat, nuts, peanut butter, milk, yogurt and cheese.
Add extra calories to your meals by using milk instead of water for
soups, sauces and hot cereals.
Sprinkle powdered milk into casseroles.
Add calorie-rich foods (like avocado, cheese and dressing) to
sandwiches and salads
Mix beans, meat or cheese into pasta or side dishes
Snack on yogurt, shakes, crackers and dip
Keep a food diary for a week or so to get an idea of what you're
eating and where you can add more calories
The trick is to add calories without adding too much saturated fat.
You can also consider downing smoothies or meal replacement shakes in
between meals.