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Unread 08-21-2013, 07:17 PM   #1
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Looking for help with my diet...

Right now I am in the police academy and will be graduating in 4 months. I have been eating a lot better since starting but I really want to start counting my macros and getting my diet in shape. I am 6'1" and weigh 170lbs. I want to take in around 2250-2500 calories a day and I am looking at starting with the 40/40/20 split and adjusting from there as i learn more since I am very new to this.

My main question is... is there any officer on here and how do they keep their diet in check when you spend 8hrs in a car?

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Unread 08-23-2013, 06:56 AM   #2
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Right now I am in the police academy and will be graduating in 4 months. I have been eating a lot better since starting but I really want to start counting my macros and getting my diet in shape. I am 6'1" and weigh 170lbs. I want to take in around 2250-2500 calories a day and I am looking at starting with the 40/40/20 split and adjusting from there as i learn more since I am very new to this.

My main question is... is there any officer on here and how do they keep their diet in check when you spend 8hrs in a car?
2250-2500 a day? why this number? what are you current fitness goals? Why the 40/40/20?

As far as what advice (i'm not an officer) for being in a car for 8 hours a day, plan ahead and bring your food. The biggest thing that goes wrong for most people is that they're in a rush and they grab a fast meal (fast food).


For good measure, I am not a nutrition specialist. But personal trainer I can hopefully help point you in the right direction.
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Unread 08-23-2013, 03:24 PM   #3
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2250-2500 a day? why this number? what are you current fitness goals? Why the 40/40/20?

As far as what advice (i'm not an officer) for being in a car for 8 hours a day, plan ahead and bring your food. The biggest thing that goes wrong for most people is that they're in a rush and they grab a fast meal (fast food).

For good measure, I am not a nutrition specialist. But personal trainer I can hopefully help point you in the right direction.
The only reason I choose those numbers was because it seems my recommended calorie intake is about 2000 and my goal is to put on about 20 pounds of as much muscle as possible.

Right now I'm eating a lot of tuna and chicken sandwiches for lunch while I'm at the academy.
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Unread 08-23-2013, 03:37 PM   #4
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And I choose the 40/40/20 because it seemed to be the most agreed upon starting point from what I read online
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Unread 08-23-2013, 03:43 PM   #5
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The only reason I choose those numbers was because it seems my recommended calorie intake is about 2000 and my goal is to put on about 20 pounds of as much muscle as possible.

Right now I'm eating a lot of tuna and chicken sandwiches for lunch while I'm at the academy.
If you're looking to put on muscle, and you're working out, 2500 calories a day is under eating. By probably 500-1000 calories. I'm young (22) and have a high metabolism, I work on my feet 8 hours a day and have a dog and my workout, so I burn a lot quick. For me to gain weight I need to eat about 3500-4000 calories a day.

Some helpful tips, and feel free to pm me for more detail or with questions.

To gain muscle while properly exercising, an athletic person needs approx 1.2 to 1.7g of protein per lb of body weight (this is under the assumption you're only trying to gain muscle, you can't lose 30lbs of fat and add 20lbs of muscle at the same time. Doesn't work that way).

Eat every 3 to 4 hours. This is important. If you don't, guess what your body is doing to what muscle and fat you have? Using it as fuel, idea is to provide constant stream of nutrients. I'm busy I can't eat a full meal every 4 hours, adding (hence the term supplements) to you're eating helps add the extra protein and carbs you need to gain weight.

Hydration, I'm sure your instructors harp on being hydrated, especially while in full gear on a hot day of patrol, 96 oz per day is your goal. Hydration is key to your body effectively processing food and regulating your body.

If you go to my workout thread you can see how I eat (well try to eat) and my workout schedule. Feel free to pm me as well as some other members.
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Unread 09-26-2013, 06:25 PM   #6
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Easy, bring a cooler with you. Its actually one of the easier jobs to get your meals in. lol I eat every 2.5/3hrs.

As far as those calories, they seem low. At 6'1" and 170lbs you seem to be ectomorphic. Combine that with the academy, running, weight training and you're probably going to be in a deficit at the end of the day.
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