Diet Tips

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  1. jss2red

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    Hello, right now i am looking ideas of diets you guys might have for tennis fitness. Right now this is my diet:
    Morning : Cheerios, with low fat milk, and coffee.
    Lunch: Salad, with some fruit and milk.
    Dinner: Different meals every day.

    I am also drinking 96 Oz of water everyday. Any ideas will of diets will be good since i am trying to get the most fit this year. Thanks :)
     
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  2. Pitmiksovic

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    Replace your Cheerios with some Grape Nuts and you're golden.
     
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  3. Pitmiksovic

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    I'll also add that dinner should be the same meal every night, not different ones.
     
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    The 96 oz water is great! Keep it up, and maybe even aim for upwards 130 (4 liters)! But I really thing you need to eat more for breakfast and lunch man. It all depends on how much you are willing to put forward and commit to become better at tennis though... for example, I dont think pros drink any coffee AT ALL (or any caffinated drinks for that matter, especially in the morning).

    But I'm assuming you want to become a baller at tennis, so the only advice for you I have is to EAT MORE!!!!!!!!! I eat at least 3000, 3500 cals a day. Dont worry about getting fat because this is offset by playing tennis obviously. For breakfast you MUST MUST MUST get your PROTEIN in and eat a lotttt -- this doesnt just apply to tennis players, it applies to everyone. It kick starts your metabolism and keeps your body running perfect the whole day -- youll get the most out of your workouts and you will definately keep fit.

    For lunch, a salad is just not good enough man, you gotta get in wayy more carbs and proteins. chicken, fish, ham, turkey (proteins), pasta, rice (carbs) you name em, you just need to eat em!

    If youre worried youll gain weight, well, this should just be more motiviation to work out and play more!

    Bottom line is, get lots of protein and lots of carbs in! This, paired with working out (dont forget working out!!!) will keep you fit. And if you gain weight (which I actually hope you do) it will be good lean muscle if you eat well and work out.
     
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  5. r2473

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    Replace your Grape Nuts with chicken wings and your golden.
     
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    Replace your chicken wings with bacon and you're platinum
     
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  7. r2473

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    Replace your bacon with..........

    I almost went crazy there for a second.
     
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  8. PCXL-Fan

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    Replace bacon with cigarettes and you are Rhodium.
     
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    With or without scotch ?
     
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  10. Vlad_C

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    That sounds like a suicide diet to me. You need to eat A LOT MORE.

    Consider some eggs for breakfast, (eggwhite only if you're concerned about cholesterol.) For myself, I would not hesitate to also add the chicken wings ironically suggested by another poster. Do not forget cheese. Goat cheese is high in protein and low in fat, so go for it. It has no taste either, compared to most real cheese.

    For lunch, ADD MEAT. Whatever animal you like, eat it. :twisted:

    WHEN you eat is at least as important as what you eat. A lot of people I know make the mistake of having a light lunch at the office, and then just pig out for dinner when they get home.
    That's the exact opposite of what they should be doing. The right thing to do is: big breakfast, solid lunch, light dinner.

    Don't forget to add a glass of red wine/day.
     
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    With Scotch ;)
     
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    Bacon and chicken wings ? Sounds like a good diet for me :p
     
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  13. floridatennisdude

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    I have an app on my phone that counts calories and nutrients for me. It has really altered the way I choose meals. If you are a smart phone person, I'd suggest playing with an app for a few weeks.

    Not sure what your goals are (fit can mean several things), but my only recommendation would be a different breakfast. Carbs in the morning make me famished by mid morning. Fruit or meat, much less so.
     
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    Sweet! I think, i had looked at some calorie apps but if you can give the name of the app it will be awesome thanks ! :)
     
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    The same for me. My recommendation is that you get proteins with every meal (at least 20 g.). And cut down on fast carbs (sugar, white flour etc). If you cut carbs a lot you can eat more fat (something has to make you satiated), but you can also choose to go reasonably low on both carbs and fat.
     
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  17. tdhawks

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    Your diet is basically all carbs. You need some serious protein in there. The amino acids in protein will help fight muscle breakdown. If you are playing serious tennis weekly, you better up the protein in your diet.

    I aim for at least a gram per body weight a day. Judging by your nutrition, this may be difficult. For my athletes I work with, I start them on a 45/30/25 micro-nutrient breakdown based off calorie consumption per day. 45% Carbs, 30% Protein and 25% Fat.
     
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  18. PCXL-Fan

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    Not only that but increasing protein as a caloric source will also help you burn off fat. Its why protein powders work, they are devoid of fat. Your body will actually utilize your own fat stores to process protein. Its also why Atkins and paleodiet work.

    The your historically high carb diet may be part of the reason you are overweight. Maybe add some skinless chicken for breakfast.

    Dont go overboard on protein though. Like everything in life there needs to be moderation. The brain needs carbs to function properly.
    You also need saturated fats as well as "obviously "polyunsaturated fats like omega 3s.
     
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  19. Povl Carstensen

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    Kg or lbs, just to clarify?
     
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    I wouldn't drop the carbs too much, just enough to start seeing the weight on the scales go down. If you drop the number of carbs to a very low level at the start, you have nowhere to go once you start to plateau.

    I know it's tempting to ditch them and eat a low calorie diet, but patience is important. You don't want to end up in a position a few months down the line where you're on 1,000 calories a day, ridiculously low carbs and driving yourself into the ground with cardio, only to not lose weight.
     
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