Fruit and protein powder are pretty much all I eat, is this okay? A few questions about fruit and protein powder.
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First the facts: I'm in the middle of dieting and working out a lot. At least an hour (usually two) a day of mixed cardio/weightlifting with Sunday off. I'm huge and my BMR is 4000-4500 calories.
1) I'm keeping complete track of my diet with the "Calorie Counter" app for Android (which is awesome, btw) and my carbs are quite high. The average is between 2-300 a day. The vast majority of these are from the 3 apples and 3 bananas I'm eating. I'm aware eating broccoli or carrots or spinach would be the best way to go, but I find them to be unappetizing and I've managed to completely eliminate snack foods from my diet by using fruit as a substitute.
How much will the fruit carbs/sugars hold me back? Is it worth the additional stress/change to eat greens instead?
2) I'm eating 6 scoops of Muscle Milk protein powder a day with 3-4 glasses of skim milk (essentially the rest of my carbs). I bought it because it tastes good and it's at Costco for cheap. Are the additional supplements in it worthwhile? Is there a better mainstream alternative that doesn't taste like ass?
3) Is this a pretty good regimen? I'm serious about losing weight, but I figure a diet I can stand is much better than a diet I'll go nuts doing. Are there minor tweaks to my structure you folks would recommend that might have a noticeable difference?
4) Off-topic: I REALLY like doing ab and back work with a balance ball and bosu (sp?), much more than weightlifting. If I'm doing a lot of sit ups (I did over 100 today) and push ups (40), should I count that as a "day" of abs and chest? Do these activities stress the muscles enough that you should take a day off in-between? Should you lift weights targeting those muscles AND do the exercises on the same day?
Thanks in advance