Finding The BEST SUBJECTIVE DIET

Hey all!  It has almost been six months since I started lifting and the journey to being at peak physical condition has turned out to be most like a roller coaster.  It’s had its ups and downs, and I’ve learned a lot along the way.

..and although I’ve written a lot about exercise, my Crohn’s disease, lifting weights, and nutrition I have never actually sat down and mapped out what will work best for ME.  Keep in mind when reading today’s post that what works for me may not work for you, and that finding a proper diet is probably more of a subjective issue than something that is objective, i.e. clearly defined and universally set in stone.

So the best subjective diet…What is it!?

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While I cannot get into all of the details today about nutrition and science, I will dive into finding what works best for me and possibly a Subjective Diet Format (SDF) that works for anyone trying to decide upon their ideal dietary needs.  I will be posting every day this week with new information on diet that will help us all find out what works best for us.

So if this week is like a seminar on diet, consider today the introduction.

..and as I said, I will start by identifying factors that will best help me find a diet that is subjective to me.

For starters,

I am 21, I am lifting weights for about an hour every day, I am highly active, I am slightly overweight with a body fat percentage around 15 to 20%, and I have crohn’s disease.

So we can conclude that I am highly active and I should probably look the part, but I am not quite cutting it!  Which is possibly what I need to do…a cut.  So that leads me to assume that I should be dropping my caloric intake.

After doing a Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) calculator, I have found that I need about 3,000 calories a day to be at maintenance.  For the means of losing fat and looking my best, I will have to eat about 2,500 calories a day and continue my activities.

I have also figured in my Crohn’s Disease, and I should eat less processed food to make those 2,500 calories a day more nutrient dense and fulfilling.

Here is how I added all of this up into what I am calling my Subjective Diet Format:

  1. Age
  2. Activity Level
  3. Body weight, fat percentage, and height
  4. Any health conditions

It’s really all pretty simple and I think it was a good outline for me to use my basal metabolic rate along with remembering my Crohn’s Disease.

I hope this helps you and tomorrow we will go a little more in depth!

 

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17 thoughts on “Finding The BEST SUBJECTIVE DIET

  1. […] In my first post, I talked about how I wanted to find a Subjective Diet Format (SDF), a diet tailored for me specifically.  I factored in my weight, my current eating habits, the amount of ambition I have along with my goals, and my Crohn’s Disease(to read that post, click here). […]

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  2. I am learning a lot from your posts and partly inspired me to go to the gym regularly, lessen meat, and clean up my diet from processed foods. Thank you! Looking forward to the rest of this series.:)

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  3. […] This is part two of this week’s series on diet.  To read part 1, click here. […]

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  4. H.L. Simpson says:

    What would you say to a diet free of meat and dairy?
    Get those veggie gains, I’m sure your body will thank you 🙂

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  5. 0hmz says:

    Try just try, see what it can do for you physically and mentally, it will boost your own belief system and find your center.

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  6. 0hmz says:

    You could supplement your workout with a simple martial arts moves. I have read almost all the books of Bruce Lee. In those books, he stressed that body conditioning at least with upper body workout can give you elasticity. With that in mind, your workout will at least compliment each other. Lookon into YouTube videos at least give it a try

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    • So ironic that you say that; the past few weeks my friend has been urging me to attend some mixed martial arts courses that are high-rated in our state. Now I am thinking I want to since I’m about to try to cut down my body fat. Kind of sounds like a good way to get my cardio while learning some self defense and meeting cool people.

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  7. lydiaa1614 says:

    A great start and I look forward to the rest of the week. I have a lot of health factors to add into my equation but I know I can work something out! We already try to eat as many “unprocessed” foods as possible.

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    • Awesome! Yeah, usually I don’t but I am working on eating healthy and well. I want to be the best I can be! Last year I experimented with the Paleo diet and had some good results…I will go over that sometime this week 🙂

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