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Old 10-29-2011, 06:12 PM   #20
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Default Food and Diet

I have been eating low carb for the better part of the last three years. When the weight goes down, frustration arises because I am both flat and gain water weight upon ingesting carbs. To keep a balance in this area, I will be eating the foods of the Bible. This diet will include be lower carb but not low carb. While the recipes may be 21st century, or before, the food will all come from the list below:

Anise (Matthew 23:23 KJV )
Coriander (Exodus 16:31; Numbers 11:7)
Cinnamon (Exodus 30:23; Revelation 18:13)
Cumin (Isaiah 28:25; Matthew 23:23)
Dill (Matthew 23:23)
Garlic (Numbers 11:5)
Mint (Matthew 23:23; Luke 11:42)
Mustard (Matthew 13:31)
Rue (Luke 11:42)
Salt (Ezra 6:9; Job 6:6)

Apples (Song of Solomon 2:5)
Almonds (Genesis 43:11; Numbers 17:8)
Dates (2 Samuel 6:19; 1 Chronicles 16:3)
Figs (Nehemiah 13:15; Jeremiah 24:1-3)
Grapes (Leviticus 19:10; Deuteronomy 23:24)
Melons (Numbers 11:5; Isaiah 1:8)
Olives (Isaiah 17:6; Micah 6:15)
Pistachio Nuts (Genesis 43:11)
Pomegranates (Numbers 20:5; Deuteronomy 8:8)
Raisins (Numbers 6:3; 2 Samuel 6:19)
Sycamore Fruit (Psalm 78:47; Amos 7:14)

Beans (2 Samuel 17:28; Ezekiel 4:9)
Cucumbers (Numbers 11:5)
Gourds (2 Kings 4:39)
Leeks (Numbers 11:5)
Lentils (Genesis 25:34; 2 Samuel 17:28; Ezekiel 4:9)
Onions (Numbers 11:5)

Barley (Deuteronomy 8:8; Ezekiel 4:9)
Bread (Genesis 25:34; 2 Samuel 6:19; 16:1; Mark 8:14)
Flour (2 Samuel 17:28; 1 Kings 17:12) - This was hand ground not fine white and overly refined
Millet (Ezekiel 4:9)
Spelt (Ezekiel 4:9)
Unleavened Bread (Genesis 19:3; Exodus 12:20)
Wheat (Ezra 6:9; Deuteronomy 8:8)

Matthew 15:36
John 21:11-13

Partridge (1 Samuel 26:20; Jeremiah 17:11)
Pigeon (Genesis 15:9; Leviticus 12:8)
Quail (Psalm 105:40)
Dove (Leviticus 12:8)

Calf /Cattle(Proverbs 15:17; Luke 15:23)
Goat (Genesis 27:9)
Lamb (2 Samuel 12:4)
Oxen (1 Kings 19:21)
Sheep (Deuteronomy 14:4)
Venison (Genesis 27:7 KJV )

Butter (Proverbs 30:33)
Cheese (2 Samuel 17:29; Job 10:10)
Curds (Isaiah 7:15)
Milk (Exodus 33:3; Job 10:10; Judges 5:25)

Eggs (Job 6:6; Luke 11:12)
Grape Juice (Numbers 6:3)
Honey (Exodus 33:3; Deuteronomy 8:8; Judges 14:8-9)
Locust (Mark 1:6)
Olive Oil (Ezra 6:9; Deuteronomy 8:8)
Vinegar (Ruth 2:14; John 19:29)
Wine (Ezra 6:9; John 2:1-10)

The only foods not on this list that I will use are oats and flax.{Edit: Flax is mentioned multiple times in Scripture. Exodus 9:31 is the first mention} While not specifically mentioned in the Bible, they are grown in the middle east, more specifically in Israel. These will be used sparingly, primarily in the mornings.

I am not trying to make a religious statement with this diet, just figured "what better source to turn to for guidance?" If you compare it to the typical Body Building food list you will find it is pretty similar. Notably absent are shrimp and pork. I know there will be times that these items will pop up in meals, so I will partake on a need too basis.

Numbers wise. I will be following these guidelines:

• Protein intake will be spread evenly throughout the day throughout the entire diet (all meals)
• 35% of carbohydrate intake will be focused on the pre-workout meal ( meal 1)
• 65% of carbohydrate intake will be spread evenly throughout the rest the morning
• Eat a solid meal with low GI carbs within 30 minutes of training
• Re-feeds one or two times per week (your choice depending upon how close to your goal you are) on workout days.

Protein - approximately 215g
Carbs - approximately 150g
Fats - approximately 85g

This breaks down to about P 40% F 35% C 25%

The goal is to gain lean mass. All the variables will be manipulated each week as needed. I am using - The automatic diet planner to assist in putting together menu ideas.
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"If there is nothing you can improve on, your standards are too low!" - BAMA Strength Coach Scott Cochran

1Co 9:27 But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified

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Last edited by bamazav; 10-29-2011 at 09:05 PM. Reason: Correcting myself
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