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    Newbie Looking for some fitnesn and nutrition help

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    I have just changed over to PB about a week ago and I have some training questions...I was a high level athlete in college and ate pretty much cafeteria food for 4 years....That prompted me after graduation to reduce the amount of "crap" that I was eating now that I was not a "true" athlete anymore.

    Since graduation, normal day's food consisted of:
    oatmeal/ cream of wheat/ steel cut oats w/ fruit and honey for breakfast...around 6am
    some kind of fruit (apples, oranges or bananas because they are free at work) and nuts for a mid morning snack 10am
    a big salad w/ loads of veggies for lunch 12noonish
    more fruit (prob more apples, oranges or a banana) for an afternoon snack 3pm
    either a lean chicken/lean turkey/seafood and veggie dinner 8pm
    snack before bed would probably be more fruit(usually grapes and or berries) or dried fruit( raisins or figs) w/ greek yogurt or cottage cheese 11pm

    with this diet as well as training for a half marathon (nothing too crazy around 25mpw) with some lifting caused me to drop a significant amount of weight for my body type. I am 5'6/7 and weighed around 130lbs in Oct. In 5 months I have gone from around 130 lbs to 115. As a result I feel significantly weaker when I lift as well my legs feeling constantly heavy, I had a lack of energy and motivation some people were telling me I looked sick and I seemed to lose athleticism which was I could see during office basketball games. While my running times were still pretty good, but it took a lot more effort and I wasn't as enjoyable to exercise in gerenal.

    I have been primal for about a week and I am looking for some fitness and maybe some nutrition advise as well to help get my legs and strength back. I really just want lean muscle, be able to enjoy my running again and to be around 125lbs...thanks for the help...I'm looking forward to being full engery and enjoying life

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    Lose all that fruit! Eat more meat!

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    You need more protien and fat in your diet, need to strength train 2x a week and spint train 1x a week.

    Eggs for breakfast slabbed with butter
    1 Fruit and 1/4 cup of almonds for snack
    Big salad with minimum 1/2 pound of meat
    Assume you train in between these meals...
    Dinner minimum of 1 pound of meat, fatty is preferred with veggies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arthurb999 View Post
    You need more protien and fat in your diet, need to strength train 2x a week and spint train 1x a week.

    Eggs for breakfast slabbed with butter
    1 Fruit and 1/4 cup of almonds for snack
    Big salad with minimum 1/2 pound of meat
    Assume you train in between these meals...
    Dinner minimum of 1 pound of meat, fatty is preferred with veggies.
    Thanks...I usually train inbetween breakfast and lunch...are there some fruits and veggies that are better than others? I usually like something to eat shortly before I go to sleep, anything recommended?

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    Lots less fruit, no dried fruit, no bedtime snack. Eat fat! Eat meat! Eat whatever veg you like, but cook it in fat.
    Did I mention you eat way too much fruit?

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