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05-07-2008, 04:10 PM
'I also have this thread in the main forum, but i thought it might be a good idea to post this over here.'
I read in a article on bodybuilding.com that - Greens and Fat are our body-builders.
Is this true ?
I have started to bodybuild again after taking some time of after going raw, and i really want to put some muscle back on.
So should i be eating lots of greens and fat ?
05-09-2008, 04:00 AM
I know we have a member of this Forum "Fruiterian" who only eats Fruit and he is a BodyBuilder. Try doing a "Search" at the top of this page to find some of his Posts.
05-09-2008, 04:39 AM
Yeah i already did that.
I would love to look just like him (richard), if you look at pictures before he started training in one of the early posts you will see that he already had all his muscle but was quite podgy and then when he started training he just lost all his fat which left him looking the way he does, which like i said is exactly the way i want to look. My point being i dont think richard has needed to gain any muscle i think he aready had it there and his training and diet has toned him up.
I started of this diet eating just fruit and really loved it but then i found i was craving food all the time and although i felt pritty good i looked like absolute shit and also lost so much weight, so now im eating lots of greens and actually trying to stay away from sweet fruit, but each to his own.
05-09-2008, 04:23 PM
Everyone's body will be slightly different on this issue. Greens are absolutely essential. For athletics of any kind, calories are as well. Some people's bodies work better with more calories from fat; others prefer more calories from carbs. Listen to yours.
05-09-2008, 04:48 PM
I like that post, Thanks iamacranberry.
I think your right.
05-09-2008, 09:43 PM
I have to say with iamacranberry on this one!
It's all about listening to YOUR body, and I'm learning this on my own journey!
Since you mentioned you felt like s*** on a higher-fruit approach you already heard from your body as far as what wasn't working for you. I'm sensing the higher-greens approach and some denser food to keep your calories up would be better. It's surely worth a try! And with the fruits, a few higher-calorie fruits are good, rather than a bunch of low-calorie ones. As you know, those workouts take fuel! Hemp protein powder, some green superfoods, some healthy fats from avocadoes, coconut oil, as well as some soaked seeds and nuts made into pates and spreads are all good foods balanced out by tons of greens. Dehydrator breads and certain cookies sound like they'd be great for you too, again, denser higher-calorie foods that are still healthy but filling. I recently found out about the role of digestive enzymes and probiotics as well, to assure that one is really assimilating all these healthy foods, as well as the help they give in keeping things clean. And on days that you actually truly WANT fruits, eat them!
Hope this helps, and happy training!
05-10-2008, 11:13 AM
Thank you cara4art, that sounds good to me.
05-10-2008, 12:59 PM
Alissa's book talks about her doing weight training, I'm sure she'd have some great advice.
05-11-2008, 02:32 PM
I also dont feel good when i eat LOTS of fat but i think i need to find an amount where i can still feel my best, and be able to get the benefits from the fats. Because i usually dont include any added fats and i think im missing out because of that,
Can i ask how much fat you consume each day %.
And what whole grains do you have ? Do you sprout them ?
05-12-2008, 10:45 AM
Thank you, all sounds very nice :)
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