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PassionForEatingRight

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This is my current diet I believe is balanced with variety.  My goal as a 46 year old man is to have my weight between 200lbs-210lbs while leading a healthy active lifestyle walking and exercising at the gym.  My diet includes:

Breakfast

1) 4 Squares Of 100% Dark Chocolate                   

2) 2 (1/2 Cups) Of Almonds

3) 2 (1/4 Cups) Of Pepitas Seeds

4) An Apple                          

5) A Bowl Of Watermelon

6) 6 Ounces Of Strawberries

Lunch

1) 10 Ounces Of Turkey Or Shrimp Or Crab Meat

2) 6 Ounces Of Asparagus, Celery, Cucumbers, Cherry Tomatoes, Or Lettuce

3) 2 Small Bottles Of Red Wine Such As Pinot Noir, Merlot, Or Cabernet Sauvignon 

4) 1/4 Cup Of Pepitas Seeds

5) 2 Tablespoons Of Chia Seeds

6) Enough Water To Equal Half My Body Weight In Ounces

Snack


1) 6 Ounces Of Strawberries

2) 3 Ounces Of Asparagus, Celery, Cucumbers, Cherry Tomatoes, Or Lettuce

Dinner

1)  10 Ounces Of Turkey Or Shrimp Or Crab Meat

2)  6 Ounces Of Asparagus, Celery, Cucumbers, Cherry Tomatoes, Or Lettuce

3)  2 Fried Eggs

4)   1 Tablespoon Of Chia Seeds

5)  One Or Two Bananas Before Bedtime

Does this diet listed above provide me enough protein that is at least 100 gram or more?  I know chia seeds cannot provide me the necessary protein because it contains ALA, which my body cannot convert to DHA.  I also take 1 fish oil supplement every night for more protein. I want enough protein in my diet to help me build more muscle in my arms especially.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you.
Donald  

 



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Your intake should be equal to or less than your daily output.  If you are over 5'-10" and your weight is over 200 lbs, you're obese based on body fat alone...or your post is just a good joke. 
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I tend to agree with Retiredfoodpro. You might want to investigate intermittent fasting. Give your body extended periods of no food intake. Regularly. Quite a lot of vegetables and your chia seeds can be combined into a healthy shake. Use coconut milk for a base. Add something fermented, kombucha or at least ACV. Scrap the gym.  Take extended walks. Outdoors. Experience nature. If you don’t live close to a park, go to one instead of the gym. Bodyweight exercises will be more functional for your general fitness and you can do them anywhere. Eat real food! Yes, I know you’ve come to a Foodservice forum! Good luck. 
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Thank you NoBite for your understanding of my post and positive response.  I will continue to walk as I've taken countless "extended walks" before.  Last month for example, I walked 213.82 Miles in 15 Days, which averages out to 14.25 Miles Per Day.  I will still walk to the gym, which is 2.18 Miles away from home.  I go to the gym because that's where I get strength training done, especially for my arms, which have become noticeably stronger since I became a gym member.  Walking is pure cardio and it keeps my legs and abs fit.  I generally don't fast because my weight is not out of control.  And since I walk so much, I lose weight anyway regardless.  I love the outdoors "experiencing nature" and enjoy walking to a local park every once in a while. Just yesterday, I walked to Walmart And Safeway, bought a lot of food, and walked several bags of groceries home, roughly 2.5 Miles of walking home!  So my body feels pretty fit.  I think my protein consumption is sound.  I'll see in the future if I need to make small changes in my diet plan, maybe add a little more protein for added strength for my arms in particular.  Yes, I eat "real food", no processed foods, no trans fats, no added sodium or added sugars.  I believe my diet plan is pretty healthy and balanced as a result.


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