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    Balancing out deit

    So if I make chicken breast my go to protein source for meals, what are some healthy carbs to add? I have 150g protein that makes up 825 Calories. I snack on all sorts of veg, half a cucumber here, a red bell pepper there, but that's next to no calories. I'm thinking of maybe adding a daily banana milkshake just to get that carb and calorie amount up but am quite bad at working out all the figures, along with 2 sweet potatoes at lunch.

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    Check out the Modern Hero Mealplan, it has all three macros divided into groups, and lists the appropriate portion for each.

    https://darebee.com/mealplans/modern-hero.html

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      Tinktank I am personally not such a big fan of milkshakes or other forms of drinking calories.

      There have been studies where they put a group of people on diets that more or less matched their daily requirement for calories, the difference being that one had only shakes and the other had solid food. The remainder of the variables were kept stable, so the groups had exercise to maintain their weight and nothing more. The findings showed that it was healthier to eat food for the sole reason of that chewing took more energy.

      The other benefit of solid food is preparation time. This is maybe not something that everyone has in abundance, but making my own foods has been a valuable tool in my weight loss, mostly because I am being active as opposed to more sedentary.

      I am not trying to come down too hard on shakes, just they are a lot easier to make than most foods. It also depends on if you are trying to lose or gain.

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        Originally posted by Nevetharine View Post
        Check out the Modern Hero Mealplan, it has all three macros divided into groups, and lists the appropriate portion for each.

        https://darebee.com/mealplans/modern-hero.html
        Is the meal plan designed to build strength without losing weight, or to maintain weight and build strength? I was told you cannot do both at the same time. I am still on stage 1 of 30 Days of Strength. (Also thank you for your reply and information)

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          Originally posted by Tinktank View Post

          Is the meal plan designed to build strength without losing weight, or to maintain weight and build strength? I was told you cannot do both at the same time. I am still on stage 1 of 30 Days of Strength. (Also thank you for your reply and information)
          Strength and muscle mass are two different things.

          If you want bigger muscles, you have to eat more to gain weight.

          If you want stronger muscles, you have to train to strengthen them; and you can also build strength while losing weight.

          Modern Hero is maintenance or weight loss, you can tailor it to suit your needs.

          If you want to build muscle size, then you can check out the Mass Effect Mealplan.

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            Originally posted by CaptainCanuck View Post
            Tinktank I am personally not such a big fan of milkshakes or other forms of drinking calories.

            There have been studies where they put a group of people on diets that more or less matched their daily requirement for calories, the difference being that one had only shakes and the other had solid food. The remainder of the variables were kept stable, so the groups had exercise to maintain their weight and nothing more. The findings showed that it was healthier to eat food for the sole reason of that chewing took more energy.

            The other benefit of solid food is preparation time. This is maybe not something that everyone has in abundance, but making my own foods has been a valuable tool in my weight loss, mostly because I am being active as opposed to more sedentary.

            I am not trying to come down too hard on shakes, just they are a lot easier to make than most foods. It also depends on if you are trying to lose or gain.
            For some people - they also don't work for hunger. Because chewing is satiating.

            So if you're not drinking them to satisfy hunger but to just add extra calories, then they work great.

            If you are actually hungry - I think solid food would be a better bet. Solid food can be just as quick if you meal prep properly ahead of time. You can grab a container with pre-packed homecooked food just as quickly as you can grab a shake.

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