Originally Posted by GraphicNovelty
I mean it's a 20/4 fast but you're allowed to eat fruit + light dairy during the day. Basically it's a fancy way of saying i'm skipping breakfast and having a shake for lunch.
I've tried diets like that: skipping brakfast and only shake for lunch, with almost all food of the day in the evening. Worked well for staying ripped but sucked for performance and strength.
Originally Posted by Espi1971
The night before I write down what I plan to eat the next day. I plan ahead and write in the times and the kinds of meals that I plan on eating. I plan to eat 5-6 meals daily, 2-3 hours apart. Proteins are to be consumed at every meal; fats are to be included in the first 3 meals only; and carbs in the first 3-4 meals (this goes down to 2 meals when I'm purposely leaning out).
The day of, I check off the meals that I eat. If I deviate from the plan, I mark that, too.
I find it easy to write down and plan my meals. The challenging part is actually following through and sticking to the plan. Having a specific goal in mind is what keeps me focused enough and makes writing down my meals worthwhile. I'll plan a 8-week goal or a 4-week goal. Anything to keep me focused.
Long time ago we had so much broscience here in a single post.
Honestly, I don't think it matters whether you eat organic or not as long as you're not in a massive calorie surplus or calorie deficit (both of those are not good for your health) and if you already eat "good" whole foods. Sure, some organic foods might have a tiny bit more nutrients than their non-organic counterparts, but if you're eating a well-balanced array of whole foods you should still hit your daily micronutrients without a problem. More nutrients will not necessarily be better at that point. What I think matters more is if you have a sedentary lifestyle, even if you lift. There's research out there indicating that you can't compensate the negative affects of a sedentary lifestyle by exercising more.
For instance: the slightly overweight female waiter than has never lifted in her entire life might very well be healthier than the teenage guy who's on a 6-split program taking amphetamine-like PWO:s before every session and sitting by his computer all day.